06/03/2005: "Crisis or Opportunity?"
I just got an email from the director of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council asking me if I’d like to have an exhibit at Heritage for the month of July. The JAHC has just taken over managing the space and they’re looking to set up some new exhibits for the summer and she knew that my show in April had been cancelled at that I had a body of work ready to go. It seems like an excellent opportunity but there are some down sides too.
First of all, the work is far along but not finished. I’d have a month to complete the pieces, which is plenty of time if I buckle down…but right now my schedule is filled with sailing and now kickboxing. I just asked my friend Jen what she thinks and she’s basically told me she won’t be my friend anymore if I take the show, because I get so obsessed and stressed out (and difficult to be around). I know I’ve been a lot happier since I decided to put exhibiting on the back burner but…
I’m an artist damn it! This is what I do…am I wrong?