I parked at our office. As I got out of the car I was stopped short by the sight of a DJ and two women. One of the women had a paintbrush in her hand, and was busily painting the other. This turned out to be a body painting activity, and by the end of the night there were a few elaborately painted women walking around Art Hop. I wondered whether the painter was aware of Jennifer Biddles’s work with Warlpiri women in Australia.
Work on display ranged from painting and sculpture to installation art. Walking through the South End, one came upon studio after studio, most hidden from everyday view. Several office buildings had been converted into temporary galleries.
One of my favorite pieces was a pair of woven coats, woven by Emily Anderson. The coats were created from rolled materials that represented the life work of her dad. (Emily is on the right.)
And, of course, there was music! and Dancing!
All a fine early Autumn evening!