Hangin' With Pablo

Greetings from Chicago. I'm here this week for The Artist Project and I've been having the time of my life! Having never been here before, I've been getting out each day to experience what I can, in between set-up times for the show. The other day, JQ and I went to The Chicago Institute of Art. They had an excellent exhibit of Edward Hopper there. After we absorbed Hopper's work, we went to see The Impressionist/Post Impressionist exhibit. As I walked through, taking in work after work from the likes of Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Braque, Gris, Vuillard, etc., I began to dream big. I was thinking about the possibility of my work hanging in a museum one day, next to the masters I have come to admire.

The following day was our final set-up time before Preview Night kicked off the event. The show is located at The Merchandise Mart and we have an area of the building dedicated to our show within the larger event called Artropolis. There is another show at Artropolis called Art Chicago which serves to promote various museums and galleries, world-wide. So all of these mini-galleries are set up on another floor and as I was on break, I decided to walk through Art Chicago to see what was going on. The art was fantastic, but one thing in particular that caught my eye was a gallery from Paris (I forgot the name) that had nothing in it but work by the masters. Again, I saw work by Renoir, Picasso, Vuillard. I couldn't believe all this was happening at the same show I was part of! I thought to myself, "I'm showing in the same building as Picasso!" I wonder if I can put that on my resume?