Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Wrecking Ball After Party...

William and I were fortunate enough to get tickets to the after party of the Wrecking Ball Party at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.  They have big renovation and expansion plans!  To kickoff the construction and raise funds for their goals, they opened the museum to patrons to paint on the walls and punch holes in the walls with sledgehammers.  

Guests could silkscreen and customize t-shirts, dance to live DJ's spinning music in a black-lit gallery, and watch graffiti artists take over portions of the museum.  They had an open bar with local beers from All Saints Brewing Company, valet parking, and catering!  It was quite the event and a lot of fun!

William snapped this picture of me doing a self-portrait on one of the walls.  (I positioned it to look at the spot where the Tiffany window used to be.)  I didn't want to miss out on any of the other festivities and I knew that it would be torn down soon, so it was really quick and took me one and a half beers to paint it.  When the palette ran out of paint, I moved along to the next activity.

The best part was being able to talk with and interact with other art enthusiasts and creative members of the community.  We touched bases with lots of friends and made some really cool connections.  I love people who "speak my language".

We had a wonderful time and I can't wait to see what they do next!  CLICK HERE to check out the Westmoreland's Facebook page and see some of the pictures from the event!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

What a wonderful event to attend. And your self portrait "on the fly" speaks to your immense talent.