One week ago today, a group of talented artists and friends at The Freight Street Art Gallery were adding the finishing touches to an art show and fundraiser in Waterbury CT. I tried to help out here and there during the weeks before the show, but it was apparent from the beginning i was in a bit over my head. I love art, but i have no clue how one goes about organizing a fundraiser, or art show. The friends made it look easy… recruiting volunteer musicians, readers, artists… gathering donations, scheduling the evening’s events…creating the overall atmosphere of the event. I was like a dear in headlights. I had no idea how i could contribute. But I did the best i could to help and hesitantly donated some art.
As the hours before the event unfolded, the tables of food and raffle items were tidied and fluffed, the art was arranged, and the space was seamlessly transformed. I had no idea what would happen, or what the evening would bring… and I didn’t know how powerfully it would resonate. The evening was a huge success, i met some of the loveliest people, I learned a ton, and I experienced one spectacular, magical evening.The people, the cause, the light, the music, Ollie, the voices, the art…
Thank you again Freight Street. Awesome. Cheers!