Got back earlier today from a short trip to Wilmington, Delaware to attend the opening of the RSVP 2011 show that I had work in. Since I had never been there before and since it would probably be the last chance for any kind of travelling vacation this year, I took the family with and we all enjoyed the few days away together.
RSVP is the first show outside of my local area I’ve shown work in, and being one of only twenty one artists chosen is pretty exciting. After arriving at the show and seeing the other pieces in place, I can understand how my work fits in and mingles with the other work. The show’s feel is fairly abstract, with work in a variety of media present, not just photography. There were a number of pieces that I found interesting, including photographs by another artist that I thought were very clever and well done.
The opening itself was an enjoyable event and also turned out to be part of the September Wilmington Art Loop event along with a number of other galleries, restaurants, schools and shops all displaying work from various local and national artists. After checking out the exhibit first off, we made the rounds and had an enjoyable time viewing the art, listening to music, and downing some much needed iced mocha lattes (it was a warm and humid night, so they really were a blessing). We then headed back to the show again and spent another short while there looking at the work and also enjoying a bit of people watching. The Ape also made a new friend and had fun being a bit rambunctious, though we had him tone it down a bit after a while. The people in attendance were a broad mix and constantly cycling in and out as the night went on. There were enough there to give it a lively feel, but not so many as to make it annoying and difficult to enjoy the art. Overall, we had a great time and it was good to have Taku experience some culture that he wouldn’t normally have access to at home typically.
Here’s a small gallery of pics I took at the show. Some are from the very start of the night, and then some from later on after things picked up a little. I didn’t try taking photos of all the work being shown, as these are more quicky snaps for myself and to show here to share with everyone.
Detail of above:
These last four were taken while doing the Loop.