The BAC tried a different kind of event tonight- an artist talk in conjunction with a current show. Not quite the same as the Salon exhibitions, but not too different either. The show in question is the Big Painting show, where all participating artists provided a large painting, at least 36" square. All those artists were invited to participate, along with any friends who wanted to come, or for that matter, the public. Exhibition organizer Sandy Taylor was the host. Most of the discussion occurred in the back gallery, where all those in attendance sat in a big ring. Sometimes the painting was in the front room gallery, so it was carried into the back so everyone could see it. On at least one occasion, everyone moved into the Lounge so that a particularly large painting could be seen without being moved.
In each case, the artist first presented their work. They might talk about the inspiration, the process, their favorite materials, all kinds of things that concern painters. After that, those present were invited to ask questions. There were about 20 people in attendance. Everyone seemed to be having a good time.