There’s nothing more boring or less productive than stasis. Movement, whether in the stock market or the art market is an opportunity to gain something. Transitions are times of movement. As PNWS transitions to a new leader and new ideas, it’s time to attend to opportunities, obligations, and to reap the rewards.
Our new president, Andy Kennedy, has been considering the potential of our group of a long time. Not just what we as a group can do, but what we as individuals can do with and for each other. The impact of the pandemic has created obstacles that separated us. As a group that thrives on interconnectedness, that has narrowed our collective 360 vision to the problems and challenges immediately in front of us.
It’s time to move beyond those limitations and revive our inherent worth. We are idea people, problem solvers, makers of incredible things and most importantly, sharers of knowledge.
We can connect via Zoom. Now we can combine that with face to face interaction, our traditional strength. Random conversations when we gather as a group usually produce surprising “ah-ha!” moments. Andy is ready to initiate a number of ideas that have been percolating for some time. Don’t be a bystander. Don’t be shy. Don’t be stuck in stasis! It is time to get moving again as individuals and as a group.
I am anxiously looking forward to our upcoming show “in”Into The Depths” at the Runyan Gallery in the Newport Visual Arts Center this summer. This is an overdue transition back to public exhibition. It’s a great location. Great timing. And, I’m sure we will have a great showing of our members’ work. If you were not a participant the last time we did a show in Newport, be aware there is a lot to do to get sculptures to a central location, loaded onto a truck, delivered, and installed. I won’t categorize these tasks as work because, as you will see, it’s an invigorating social experience from start to finish. Conversation with the Newport Visual Arts Center started over a year ago. The exposure we will receive will be well worth the effort. I hope you will plan to participate.