Nuit Blanche was fantastic. After all the work installing and working out the details and making sure that everything went right, everything came together exactly as planned. The weather was great. There were close to 1800 people visiting our exibit, probably many more in numbers than if the show would be hanging in a gallery.
The best thing about it was observing the reactions of people. It allowed me to be a "fly on the wall" and to hear people talk about my work; something that I have not done for a long time. The fact that many people "got it", understood what I was trying to say in my abstract images ment a lot to me (I did not think it would). The best thing was to observe kids' reactions. Many of them, when walking into my space paused and simply said "WOW". Because it was so uncoached and genuine it probably meant more to me than some of the other, more coached reactions.
The other things were very flatering is how many people took pictures of my work. There were people with cameras and cell phones snapping the shots. Some posed in front of the pictures, some just captured my pieces. Also I caught a young woman jokingly trying to lick, yes lick one of my paintings.
I will still go on and create my work by concentrating on my own language and ideas. But from time to time it is very cool to experience the reaction of others.
Thank you to all who came and saw. I am also greatful to our art cooperative and to our director, Elizabeth Greisman for all their work in putting this together.