Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hillside Trust

Last night I had the honor of showing my work at the Cincinnati Art Museum. It was a fund raiser for the Hillside Trust. The event costs $100 a seat and you got the chance to buy art that with a portion of the sale price going to the organization. Unfortunately it did not seem like people were in the buying mood and only a few small works sold. I will say that it was fun hanging out with the other artists, and the cheese selection was out of this world. I even got some of the the little deserts to take home for later. So there was that to be excited about.
The work will remain up on the site, so if you are interested check it out. Below is the painting that I had in the show.
The Bend, oil on linen, 35 x 20, $4200 (framed)
50% of the sale price will go to the Hillside Trust.

Ok, back to a discussion of the food at this thing. It was amazing, there had to be at least 7 types of cheeses. The pasta tray was fantastic. There was meat in some of it, but it was easy to pick through. Other art shows should study the food that the Art Museum has at their openings and copy. I suppose it is easier to pull off at $100 a ticket, but still I was impressed.
I should start another blog totally devoted to cheese.
I also should do some paintings with cheese as the subject. I really like cheese.
Since you asked, Carol Abbot, who did a great job organizing this event, sent me some photos that I will post here.

Here is a shot of the cheese. As stated before, it was a wonderful selection. I bet you are wondering what was in the silver warmer. Some sort of chicken egg roll with a dipping sauce. As a vegetarian, I was unable to sample these, but others were complimentary.

Here is a blurry shot of my painting located between the stairs and a lively conversation. The shot is blurry because the light was so dim. It is still a nice photo.
We can only imagine that they are arguing over which is the best of the cheeses.


lisa molyneux said...

Was the cheese adequately lit?

Richard J. Luschek II said...

Thanks for reminding me about how bad the lighting was. The work was shown in the Great Hall and most of the work was very dark.
The cheese was lit well enough. I will post a photo of the cheese.