I am so pleased to say that my Heart’n’Art exhibition went really well on Saturday. It was held at the Black Olive Cafe & Studio in Alsancak, west of the historic port of Kyrenia, and made a great venue.
There was a steady stream of people, not huge crowds, but enough people to make it really worth while and I met some lovely people I hadn’t met before. I had had in mind the idea of separate groups for all the different types of art, but it turned out to be mix’n’match which worked out fine.
My husband, Bryan, did a great job of banging in nails for the pictures, as well as tolerating all my running around and nervousness in the lead-up to the exhibition. My friends, Helena and Marilyn, who really encouraged me to hold the exhibition, came and helped me set up the paintings. They did a great job of sorting out all the art and getting it organised.
Dawn Buyukertas, a local entertainer, did a great job of singing to us, she’s got a lovely voice, and Vicki Karaca – who runs the Black Olive Cafe & Studio where the exhibition was held – added her usual flair and exuberance to the proceedings.
I broke even which I think is good for my very first exhibition. I’ve now got a second exhibition on the cards in Spring, again at the Back Olive, but all day with Vicki providing her fantastic afternoon tea with yummy cakes and sandwiches. All in all, it took a lot of work and I surprised myself by being efficient and not procrastinating but it was well worth while to see all the art I’ve ever created in one space. The studio attached to the Black Olive is airy and spacious, a great venue.
The video at the end was taken by my own fair hand, hence its shakiness, and also due to the fact it’s the first time I’ve managed to work out how to take videos on my Lumix camera. Helps if you read the instructions!