Sorry for the definite lack of posts this last week–as you can guess we are very busy preparing for The Otter Zone art event, as well as actually keeping our other programs running and of course working to keep those sea otters protected!
Yesterday was the drop-off for artwork at the Museum, and it looks GREAT! I’ve been frantically trying to get everything together for weeks, so to see the artists drive up with their work, all calm and collected, and drop off their art like it was no big deal was, for us, a big deal! Our artist friend Robin Robinson (who’s work will be featured at the show) came along with me to help arrange pieces with an artistic eye. This involved a lot of “should this go there?” “no, move it over one” “no, put it back,” “ummm, to the left” and then leaning back with arms crossed to eye our work critically. As I looked over a series of beautiful photographs from underwater photographer Marc Shargel, wondering how we could best arrange them, he said, “I know that look–of arranging in your head. You’re going to be doing a lot of that…” He couldn’t have been more right. In addition to Robin and Marc, we also have art by illustrator Amy Ericksen, Mike Dutton,who’s peice we’ve featured in this blog before, Sebastian Kennerknecht, Jason Bradley, and many many more talented artists.
But it’s all coming together smoothly, I am more excited than ever, and I hope you can all make it to see our phenomenal sea otter art show. Remember, the reception is this Friday at 7 o’clock! Of course you can come and see the show any time after Friday until October 24th, but there won’t be wine or cheese or The Otter Project staff on any of those other nights, so please do come out and enjoy!