The students in the visual arts department of the senior class at Kid1’s high school each get their moment in the sun. They divide the class into 4 or so groups of about 10 artists who’ve put in their time over their high school tenure and they get to have a gallery show…it gives them experience to do that very thing in the future.
And, it’s a pretty big deal.
It’s pretty cool, too. The seniors stand around and greet people and discuss their art and such. And, yes, there have been plenty of “proud dad alerts” about Kid1’s art over the years so I won’t bore you this time around with that. Even though I thought her pieces were very good…and they’re much more impressive in person.
Here’s the only photo I took last night of Kid1 with some of her work. Sorry I only took it with the camera phone, but I was trying to enjoy the night…not preserve the event.
And, yes, the night was about her and her friends. They had fun.
But what I enjoyed most was the reality that family and friends came drove all the way downtown (or, in the case of the higher-order life-liver sister Jilly flew in yesterday afternoon to be there and flying back to San Francisco this morning to take care of her own children) to show love and support for my daughter.
That means a lot more than many of you know…so, thanks to everybody that showed up and browsed the art! If you didn’t have the chance, the exhibit (featuring 9 of my daughter’s friends as well), entitled “Primary” will be showing at the Hudson Gallery on the campus of Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts at 2501 Flora Street in Dallas, during school hours, through October 15.
And, if you can’t make it, you can check out some of the stuff at KelseyMcKinney.com.