Just to show how serious it can get at the Parade Artists exhibition, pictured is Scotlands 12th most elligible batchelor Frank To and the ever professional photographer, Ian Marshall. This was before the exhibition opened- I believe Ian is practicing facial excercises for the over 45s.
So, big thanks to all of you who came along to the Parade Artists’ first weekend in Glasgow. Saturday seemed really busy and a bit of a whirlwind. Today was a gentler pace and it was lovely to be able to spend time chatting with some of you about the new art and life in general.
With the pace picking up a bit for me it is beginning to look like this may be the last event such as this that I am able to do, which is sad but a necessity I am afraid as the planning is quite mammoth. Also, there was an event today which i found so distasteful that I think will make not taking part in future events easier for me. Overnight, the art is locked in an area which only artists have access to. Today, it became apparent that a piece of artwork had been stolen.
The artist who’s work it was was understandably upset but this also affected the rest of us who thought we were running a mutually supportive collective. People can be low. This affected the day for me and changed me in ways which looking back I am quite shocked at. Funny as it is now to look back at it , may I apologise to the parents of the young children who were playing with the baloons used to attract attention to the entrance area…..I would not normally take balloons from 3 year olds but as the title says, it’s been a long weekend!