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ART TITLES.…………………What Were They Thinking?

You admire the work of a painter, an artist, a creator of color and beauty. You are inspired by the work this particular artist has created and the feeling it has evoked in you and then you read the title of the work! What were they thinking? Where did they come up with a name like that? If you didn’t know better, you would have thought the artist was a former Belmont horse owner who took great pride in the naming of their fold! A painting of a single flower titled, “Lily’s Neck in Neck at the Pathway Garden Gate Payout” just doesn’t cut it for you as an art lover, because you just don’t see it that way! Good grief! It’s a flower! But wait, it is not the name of the art that you admire, it is the art itself and for whatever reason the artist was moved to give their work of art a name like that is NOT the point. The “point” is that you admire it and continue to enjoy it for a long time to come. For me personally as an artist, I think it is very creative when an artist has taken time to express their feeling about their work when giving their art a name. I paint a palm tree. I call it a “palm,” Kudos to the creative namers of art. I think I will give my next painting of a palm a better and more interesting name like, “ Sophisticated Lady Palm Across Miami Moon with a Twist!” Hmm….I kinda like that!

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“Exhibit Space, NOT BOOTH!”

I recently read the blog of Southern Shows (Southern Women’s Show) organizer President, David Zimmerman addressing the use of the word “booth vs. exhibit” when referencing an assigned area given to vendors who participate in shows for the public. Article: “To Booth or Not to Booth”  As a former vendor and “exhibitor” of the Southern Women’s Show and numerous other arts events throughout the South, I totally understand when he refers to the word “booth” as being rather………….boring! I agree! 

The dictionary definition of booth is: “A small compartment or boxlike room for a specific use by the occupant. His goes on to explain that the word “exhibit” sounds so much better, by making one think…..”Wouldn’t you rather see an exhibit vs. a BOOTH space?” I know I would! It sounds so much more interesting. Of course there are times when “BOOTH” probably does go better with BEER, BRATS AND CARNIVALS. Funny. I just hope that vendor does not think the word “EXHIBIT” fits their product instead. YIKES! I can see it now. PLEASE COME AND VISIT MY EXHIBIT OF WEENIES AND FUN! Just something to think about. Hmm.I hope you are laughing as well!  

NOTE: I will be “exhibiting”  and offering for sale my art at the Heathrow Lake Mary Arts Festival Nov 14-15. You should have no trouble finding me. I will be directly across from the BEER and WINE BOOTH!                                                      

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Booth Display at Fiesta in the Park Orlando, Florida


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