I spent a couple of days this week organizing and putting to bed a ten year journey.
From 2002 to 2012, my friend Martha Hill and I collaborated on a project.
We turned the library at my synagogue into an art space.
We had 61 exhibitions.
We showed the work of 39 different artists/exhibitors.
We learned a lot about displaying work with bare bones equipment.
We got to meet/talk to many artists and learn about their work and hopes.
We got to share beauty and information with our fellow congregants.
And during this time Martha and I got to be good friends. We got the chance to share our own art and dreams with each other.
I think Martha would be impressed by this notebook filled with the descriptions of all 61 exhibitions, with the list of artists. This notebook contains many shared memories.
Now, I am passing it along to a new librarian. She seems young and eager. I hear that she is also an artist. I am hoping that she will add her own pages to this notebook.
So dear friend, Martha, I couldn't help but add a little dedication to you when the compilation was complete.
I'm smiling...I'm ready to pass this on...