Can You Hear It? Can you feel it!!??

Listen……there is a buzz that has been building for the past day as we get closer to “opening night!” Can you hear it?
We are very busy this rainy morning installing the exhibition that opens at 6 this evening. The studios have been converted to an exhibition space, statements have been written, walls cleaned, the floor swept and washed and we are about 2 hours from being ready. We’re not sure what the attendance to our show will be but it’s kind of irrelevant at this point. The satisfaction has come from creating work that everyone is very proud of. To a person, each artist has tremendously improved and they have been an absolute pleasure to work with.
Our musicians are putting finishing touches on their work and will be playing their compositions at the opening via recordings. Most of them have put together multi-track compositions that require electronic performance. We feel as though we have pioneered something special here. This interdisciplinary approach to art and music has proved very successful. Matthew has contributed so much to the total experience, and “his” students have enriched the total experience by providing new texture to the fabric of Arts In Ireland 3. Thank you to all of them.
I will be photographing each space when we finally get everything in place and I will also make pictures this evening of the opening. As soon as possible, probably sometime tomorrow, I’ll put them on the blog for you.
Tonight, directly following the opening, we’re off to Kilfenora for Ceili dancing. Our “dancing” will be preceded by a lesson that will hopefully keep us from crashing into walls or crippling the locals. Another taste of Irish culture. The Ceili dancing in Kilfenora features one of the best Ceili bands in County Clare. Should be fun.
Tomorrow will be a day of clean up, wrap up, and our final critique. I’ll let you know how all of that went at the end of the day.
I’ll continue to blog once or twice after we return home and I’ve had a chance to reflect on the total experience.
I’ve heard from many of you and your comments are much appreciated. I’m currently trying to figure out how to attach a music file to this blog so you can hear our musicians original compositions. You will be duly impressed, and their music will give you a better sense of the flavor of the Burren.

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