dying the "Masters" hem.
This time one of the things needing to be completed was The Christ figure in Odia's installation "The Hem of His Garment." Also, this needed to be done early enough that the hem would be dry by the time the show opened at 7 pm.
I have to say it became a bit of a quiet sacred moment as we carefully went through the process. First because it was the "Master Healer" we were symbolically preparing and secondly our great fear we might tip the red dye onto the wooden floor of the gallery. That would be an immediate stain impossible to remove. We could not even comprehend the horror of that happening and so talked through each step of the process before proceeding further.
We all sighed with relief when that was done. Then Larry and Odia left for the Winnipeg Free Press "First Friday Supper" where Odia was called up to announce our opening event happening that night. Meanwhile, Wilma and I stayed behind to finish up the final - final details. She preparing the bread and dip appropriate for an Easter Friday and I the final pictures to hang and tags to cut and glue into place for each of the art works displayed. The first guests arrived just as we were finishing.
Opening Night had begun.
was to make friends.
I'm not sure that any artist sets out to do that.