Friday, April 23, 2010

It's Showtime!

It's that time of year when all the hard work has been put in, finishing touches and fine tunings complete and now it's Showtime! For us, the weekend of cultural activities began Thursday night when we attended a solo exhibition of our friend Bobby Free. It was a great showing of some very recent work of his, a final tip of the hat to the BFA program that he'll be graduating from this semester. We've gotten to know Bobby over the last couple years here at USU, a terrific guy with tons of ambition and talent. He's off to Montana with his co-captain Christa Ames next month and we wish them both the best of luck. 

Then last night we raised our glasses in support 
of fellow grad, Sunshine Cobb who put together a fabulous thesis show exhibiting her gorgeous earthenware. There were plenty of people milling about the art building for simultaneous events happening last night, so there was a great buzz and showing for her closing show, not to mention the incredible spread of delicious treats that she provided for the event. We also took in the BFA Graduating show that was exhibiting in another gallery on campus, showcasing all the art department mediums (painting, photography, printmaking and ceramics) and congratulated another bunch of BFA students that are finishing up this year. 

Tonight it's our very own Isla's turn to shine. She'll take center stage this evening at the local performing arts center to dance in her troupe's Spring recital, Movable Parts. Isla will dance in two numbers, and yesterday afternoon I watched her rehearse with her group (check out the video - Isla is the third dancer out on stage and then moves in behind the teacher, in the line up she is the one on the far left) Our budding performing artist has been grinning ear to ear in anticipation of tonight's show. Break a leg, Belly. We love you!


The Unknown Potter said...

kids dance is so fun to see, thanks.

Julie MacMillan said...

LOVED the video! So super cute......definitely got a giggle out of your little performer.