Tonight, something special is happening in High Point, NC. Our very own Adele Wayman, painting professor extraordinaire, has a gallery opening at Theatre Art Galleries (TAG)! Since it would be unfair to make you wait an entire agonizing week to read about it, I’ve decided to split my article into two parts: One today, one tomorrow. This part is all about the anticipation – By the end of this, you’ll be positively tingling with it.
I am stoked about going to this – I’ve been aware of Guilford professors having shows and I’ve just never been able to go before. Finally, I can! Also, our Painting class got a sneak peek at some of the pieces which will be hanging in the gallery when we went to Adele’s studio a couple weeks ago (read about that excursion here), so seeing the work in their prominent places of glory will be fantastic – like completing a journey.
I spoke with Adele about what she is most excited about. She said, “Seeing the work up as a whole is very rewarding,” and that sharing the experience with people in her life “completes the circle.” The invitation (which you can view by clicking here), says that there will be an artist talk with Adele beginning at 5:30pm, but she went into a little more tantalizing detail with me – She said there would be a small welcoming “ritual,” followed by a 15 minute gallery tour…This is gonna be good, I can tell.
All the information you need to arrive at TAG is on the invitation. I’ll be there – if you see me, pop by and tell me what you think! You might just make it into the second part of the article tomorrow!
On her website where “Falling Water” is located, it says, “Looking carefully, completely there, senses open, awake to what is present.”
Sounds almost like acting in the theatre – brush, paint, and artist are all acting together.