Wow, what a great time tonight! We had a good turn out and I don't know about you but I came home high onthe energy.
Thanks to Joyce's questions, Rita's comments, and the fresh new energy of Jean, we talked about what direction we'd like for our group. I shared my daydreams and everyone was on the same track I think. Correct me if I am wrong but I think everyone loved the following suggestions:
*"playdates" where we bring work to work on together
*workshops with guest artists
*project nights/days where we all work on the same project maybe even from a book.
*lectures on subjects- techniques, guest artists' and their work, making a living at this, selling your work online
*events where a kit is given out/purchased by members we all make something from the contents
which can then be auctioned, or just show and tell
*field trips-maybe to Harbor Freight's big tent sale on I-95?
My big crazy daydream?
a huge active metals club that is the heart and soul of a facility which houses a main teaching studio, private rental studios, a small gallery, and (drum roll please) TOOL/SUPPLY SHOP! The facility would hire national visiting artists to come teach workshops. We'll have classes in jewelry, blacksmithing, welding, lampworking, PMC the whole 9 yards!!!!I don't know about you, but I am tired of having to drive to timbuktu to do cool stuff involving metal! Lets do it right here in our back yards!
These places exist!
Now whether or not Wilmington could support one who knows... but (to quote myself) if you open a door and let in Possibility she brings some of her friends- Opportunity, Abundance, Contentment.