THIS week the Fine Art Galleries will open Dialogue by Rusty Wallace. As a director, my job is to be the artist's right hand lady. You work long hours, lots of coffee, and little sleep. Well, I guess you would say that it is much like being a college student again. Rusty called on Tuesday telling me he would be on campus at 6pm, which turned into 7pm that turned into also 9pm. He was pulling a trailer through mountains which slows one down. Per usual, I was back on campus at a perky 8am. (This is also the week I have decided to start my morning workouts training for a half marathon in November, sigh.)
Rusty, myself, and the occasional Daniel worked throughout the day. It is amazing that we have faculty in the Art Department that are so willing to help. It makes my job a lot smoother. Rusty and I worked until 9pm when I finally had to call it quits (I had been up since 5am to workout). He stayed for probably an hour later than I did. Along the way we laughed; I hung things completely wrong; we both worked together. Having a visiting artist is a lot like your first week at summer camp. You stay up late and are super slap happy but are so glad you can still get things accomplished.
I hope you are all able to stop by throughout the day and check on our progress. Rusty will be giving a lecture this evening at 6pm in the Ward Room. You should be there, he is pretty cool dude (do people say that anymore?)
His opening is tomorrow, Friday, August 30th from 4pm to 6pm in the Wilson. Now enjoy some photos.
|Before we got to work.|
|Rusty and I laid this out like it was a memory game... you will understand once you see it on the wall.|
|The occasional Daniel. So glad he was there. I KNOW it would have done this all wrong!|
|Rusty hard at work at 9pm.|