Well their bags are packed and everyone is gone. The figurative symposium has left Arrowmont Campus. I know I don't work in clay, but I'm an even bigger fan now than before! You can check out the symposium website here http://www.arrowmontfigure.org/. There are images of the artist work and soon the opening remarks given by the keynote should be published. You should read this! I know it won't be the same as having Kim's voice, but a very beautiful opening to a wonderful weekend. Being able to work with the visiting artists and guest was such a wonderful experience, everyone was amazing and wonderfully fresh. We also had a keg and many many bottles of wine every night... maybe that helped with the amazing factor. By far one of the favorite invited artists who also demoed during the symposium was Arrowmont's very own Thaddeus Erdahl. Also known as T.J, he not only demoed during the symposium, but also played a vital and key part in the organizing.
On the calendar for this week: We have art reach classes starting on Wednesday! Ah! Prepare for the children. Tiny and not so tiny peoples will be invading the campus starting this week! There is also an engagement ring to be finished by this friday. Two pieces for Bob's auction. Work to mail out. Two more pieces for a show at the Lee Hansley gallery in Raliegh, NC. So much to do... I think I'll go get cozy on the couch and watch a movie.