The light is crisp and bright. It is October and it remarks the seventh month of the pandemic-still-pretty-much-stay-home-life. Things are a lot slower to open up than we all have anticipated. I visited the printing studio of Art Student League of Denver a few days ago, after 7 month of absence. I almost broke down and cried when I noticed the last date of the sign in sheet of the studio, March 13th, 2020. It looked as if everything had frozen from the day, so surreal. I was called for monitoring the studio one day for the first "testing" open studio. The layout of the tables and other furnishings in the studio have been "updated" for a new pandemic distancing format. A half of the work tables and one small intaglio press have been removed from the studio so that it will be more room for the maximum of six people. The scent of ink was the highlight of my day and it encouraged me that everything will be okay. I nervously layered on some of my unfurnished prints to move forward, feeling vital.
Let's hold our breath for a short more time, we all will see a light together soon... Stay positive & Test Negative!
On a side note, I sincerely thank to those who come to visit ARTS ON GREEN show last month with such positive energy and the most civilized manner despite some restricted pandemic safety rules. I had a good and successful show. I extend my deep gratitude to the show organizer as well.
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