Chasing the red dots

This is the best thing that an artist can see at an exhibition of his works:

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That little red dot means a painting has been sold and that the artist will live to paint another day. Hope to get a few more while the show is on.

Otherwise the first two days have been enormous fun because I am meeting new artists here in Halmstad and slowly working my way into the art scene here. For example:

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Today I met the creator of this sculpture. It is of a woman who became quite renowned for operating a dairy farm using the methods of a hundred years ago. From sitting on stools hand milking cows for so many years, her back became hunched as shown in the piece. They made a well-known documentary about her a couple years ago and she passed away just six months or so ago. The artist installed it on top of this chopped off trunk a few days ago without anyone’s permission and it remains to be seen what the city fathers will think or do. I guess he is sort of like Banksy, the well-known graffiti artist, but working in 3 dimensions instead of two.

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It definitely attracts attention, as I saw when I went out to look at it.

Here are shots I took of the gallery, inside and out this afternoon.

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 The gallery is right across from the major park in town.

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Later, I went to the studio of another artist I just met.

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From my little exposure to the scene, I would say there is a thriving art culture in Halmstad for a town that is not very large. 

Two days in and all seems okay. Three weeks to go.

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4 thoughts on “Chasing the red dots

  1. Dan, does your painting “The River Halmstead” still have MY little red dot on it? So glad to see how well you are doing and that you are becoming a part of your adopted town’s thriving art scene.
    Linda

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