30 January 2018

Of oil paints and wines…

After missing the cut for two years, Sharmila was finally an invited artist to the “Spotlight on Art” event in Atlanta (Trinity School). I went there for the opening night. Not that I know which end of a painting brush to hold. OR which is oil and which is acrylic. But I am a sucker for these art events since they always give free wine to the artists and their guests!!!

Apparently, this is a big event. I had to wait a long time to get my wine. First, cops turned me away saying parking was full. Finally, I had to take a shuttle. Then I could barely get inside the exhibition. If it were not that cold outside, I would have just stood out. After about a couple of hours, there was enough space to fight my way to bar counter. Of course, then getting to a spot without having others spill my wine as they jostled around me was a challenge unto itself.

Eventually, late in the night, I could go around and see all the paintings. Also took a few pictures of Sharmila around her paintings. And one where the painting handlers were wrapping up one of her painting for a buyer.

That reminds me. As I mentioned before, she was invited on her third attempt. And on day 2 (today), she got a call from them to bring on more paintings – they were all sold out on the ones from her they had put up yesterday!!

I might go back for some more wine 🙂



Posted January 30, 2018 by Rajib Roy in category "My Family

100 COMMENTS :

  1. By Matthew Clark on

    That’s awesome, Rajib…congratulations to Sharmila! Next time she’s exhibiting, Val and I would love to come out in support and possibly find a piece of art for our home.

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    1. By Rajib Roy on

      Matthew, the exhibition is open till February 3rd. It was pretty crowded today too. Everyday 8-4 except Fri when it is 8am-9pm and sat 10-4

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    2. By Rajib Roy on

      Matthew, the exhibition is open till February 3rd. It was pretty crowded today too. Everyday 8-4 except Fri when it is 8am-9pm and sat 10-4

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    3. By Rajib Roy on

      Matthew, the exhibition is open till February 3rd. It was pretty crowded today too. Everyday 8-4 except Fri when it is 8am-9pm and sat 10-4

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    1. By Suzanne McBride on

      Rajib Roy. It’s just how I feel when my allergies are active which is happening now. I’ll be fine once allergy season is over at the end of February.

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  2. By Bill Lusk on

    Even being invited is a big deal as my artist son would attest. But, selling all of your work is testimony that you are doing great work. Keep it up. Congratulations! Looking forward to dedicating your own gallery.

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    1. By Shannon Foster on

      Rajib Roy wonderful! I may be reaching out soon, though it’s a shame I can’t be there in person… I, too, like taking advantage of gallery viewings for the free imbibing of liquids! Cheers!

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  3. By Rajib Roy on

    Meryl and Cindy, I may not make it to the place on Friday. Looks like her paintings are all gone and she is not sure she is going to add any today. Just FYI….

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