I split off from the gals I was hanging with and did my own thing. Look at art, photograph the event, admire it, watch the crowd… just soak it all in at a nice easy pace.
Each of the 90 Voices of the Year blog posts was paired up with with a piece of art. There was sculpture, photography, paintings, quilting… it was just brilliant. Collaboration is a huge part of the art world and to really invite the blogosphere in was not just genius, it makes me feel totally justified in what I’m doing here at A&D. It was publicly acknowledging that writing/blogging is an art form. Bonus!
What really made this event special are those little black boards you see under every piece. It wasn’t just a collaboration between artists, everyone at the event was also welcome to join in by writing their thoughts on stickers and placing them there.
I shot a ton of those stickers; you can see a handful after the break. There was a lot of other goings on during the auction, look for more photos soon on my Flickr (FYI, the actual auction part is taking place in a couple weeks and all proceeds go to the Nature Conservancy to assist in Gulf cleanup).