After a hard day at work and its mind-numbing lack of logic and sense, I was relieved to go to Art Intersection tonight for my first class of “Taking Your Work to the Next Level.” What is it, you ask?
It is a group of artists and mentors that get together to critique and help advance each other’s work. Tonight was introductions all around, and I was blown away by the quality of work that was shown. How will I fare in such heady company?? Some work was beautiful, some poignant, some followed an interesting theme. Mine is … well, I don’t know what it is. For me, it just “is,” which is why I am in the class. I need critical (in a positive way) eyes on it, sound advice, and motivation to advance in an artistic sense, so I can go forward with some of the projects I am working on, one in particular.
I think it is an interesting group of people from all different walks of life and backgrounds. Everyone seems respectful and thoughtful, and as I listened to the artists, mainly photographers, around me as they talked to the group and to each other, I learned a lot already.
I will be in class on Thursday nights from now until the end of November. It is not every Thursday night, but almost. Some weeks are for working outside class.
I am looking forward to learning and growing as an artist.