For the past week, 3 am arrives with a torrent of concerns. A year and a half of work will be unveiled this Saturday and the shy artist who usually just stays home has had to manage invitations, press, framing, printing, transportation, community outreach, setup, food, and music. I keep telling myself, all I need is 20 framed portraits and 20 printed essays, and we have a show. Well, currently, two portraits are still at the frame shop and the essays are still at the printers. Hence, 3 am.
But I have help! My unstoppable husband, who is currently spending the holiday painting our house, will be transporting the portraits with me on Friday and hanging the show. My mother is acting as caterer and bringing a fall-themed feast of finger foods from Vermont, with help from my dad. Caleb Rulli of Hershey Frame Shop will have the portraits ready to go, as he always does. Sean at Seaside Graphics will have the essays ready, as he always does. Meg Coffin, CEO of Center for Living and Working Inc. has offered to help at the event along with her staff. My daughter is flying home from Chicago and will be providing support with her boyfriend, mainly keeping me on my feet.
So if you would like to be a part of our celebration, here are the details:
The first public unveiling of the I Am More: Massachusetts portraits and essays will be at:
The Worcester PopUp, 20 Franklin Street, Worcester, MA
Saturday, October 19th from 5-8 pm
The exhibit will be on display through November 7th during gallery hours, Tuesdays through Fridays 12-4 pm.
The exhibit will be traveling to Lawrence, Peabody, Amherst, and Boston through 2020.
We look forward to seeing you, especially some of those nineteen individuals whose faces I know so well.
I Am More is supported by donations. I have $15,165 left of my goal to bring I Am More: Massachusetts to the public. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution you can go to the Donation page of our fiscal sponsor Ocean Alliance and choose “I Am More” from the list of programs.Thank you for your support!!
The Worcester PopUp is a creative co-working space of the Worcester Cultural Coalition in partnership with The Barr Foundation. This event is not sponsored by, nor does it necessarily reflect the views of the Worcester Cultural Coalition.