Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Invite to the Next Show at the Whyte Museum... or What Do You Mean I Need to be in Three Places At Once

This happens to me frequently... I need to be two or three (or more) places at once. I try to avoid it, but it does happen. I just realized it has happened again for this Saturday. I KNEW I wanted to be in two places at the same time, but I thought the third thing was at a different time than the first two. Now, it would be nice if I just WANTED to be at all of these things, but I am actually REQUIRED to be at two of them. Let me explain...

Original Polaroid Transfer by Tiffany Teske

Original Polaroid Transfer by Tiffany Teske

I have always wanted to have my work in a show at the highly esteemed Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Last year, I was selected to take part in their Kaleidoscope of Crafts, which was a two day Christmas Sale. My friend and fellow artist, Barb Fyvie, alerted me to a call for work they had a few months ago, but I didn't have anything that fit the theme. Then, recently, I received their call for submission for a show called Blossoms and Botanicals. Right up my alley... so I submitted 5 pieces, as requested, and they selected two, which is the max they selected from each artist. I was thrilled to get the call. I dropped off my work yesterday, and told them I would be at the opening...

... the opening that I JUST noticed, because I opened the show invite to forward it to my list, is from 1 - 4 PM on Saturday!! OH NO!!!! I thought it would be in the evening... NOOOOOOO!!! I REALLY want to be at the Whyte for the opening and they EXPECT me to be there. But, I can't be. Why you ask?

Because I am facilitating an ongoing project on Saturday, from 11 - 4 PM, for Banff Heritage Tourism as part of Banff Culture Days. It is called Personalized Paddles and I have been excited about it ever since, John Bowden, asked me to lead it. There are actually 5 dates that this will be taking place and I missed the first one when we were in Yellowknife. My wonderful friend, Cheryl Ello, filled in for me, and I can only hope that maybe Cheryl can fill in for me from say, 1 - 2 PM this Saturday...

What is the third thing? The non-required thing I also wanted to go to on Saturday is a cyanotype making/ mail art workshop in the Bison Courtyard by Sarah Fuller. I have been wanting to meet Sarah. My friend, Claire Wilkinson of the Banff Snail Mail Society, will also be part of the workshop. Cyanotypes, vintage typewriters, the Bison Courtyard.... NOOOOOO!! It is from 11 AM - 3 PM. Well, at least I can send my hubby and kiddos.

When was the last time you couldn't be in three places at once?

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