Timing is everything! This past Thursday night I was on my way home from my usual after work dash into the store to grab some essentials for dinner. Leaving the grocery store, I decided to stop by the Milton Indigo Starbucks to see if they were accepting new local artists for their wall space. My timing was excellent – the previous artist’s work (photography) had already been up for a few weeks, so the Starbucks manager said I could come by the next day and display my art work.
That night was also my monthly neighbourhood book club, so I had to quickly figure out the best arrangement for the pieces I had selected, plus figure out the wiring that was provided for display purposes. I managed to get everything hung up with labels in just over an hour (next time, I must remember to bring a level – I had to keep stepping back to see if the artwork was straight).
The gallery space is cozy; you can see the artwork as you leave the Indigo bookstore and enter into the Starbucks café. After I had finished, I had one of the patrons snap a photo of me sitting in one of the leather ‘comfy’ chairs (the chairs I always try to score if meeting for a coffee with a friend). The Starbucks barista also gave me a free Vanilla latte to enjoy! My encaustic mosaics will be on display for the next few weeks – drop in for a coffee and check them out!