We had such an enjoyable evening at the reception for the 2023 Annual Choctaw Art Show. I always enjoy seeing works by my fellow artists. Some of my favorites included the marquetry and the fiber arts pieces. But I absolutely loved the framed work using the origami cranes. Suspended on string (I didn't count how many...I'll just say lots) it was absolutely beautiful. If it had had the perfect light on it, it would have cast the most stunning shadows. Just beautiful, well done! Another highlight was of course the meal. It was so delicious! The Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Wild Berry Red Wine Reduction, Caramelized Sweet Potato Medallions with Brown Sugar and Maple Butter, Choctaw Pecan Salad, Southern Collard Greens with Ham Hocks topped with Crispy Pork Skins, and Passion Fruit Luksi for dessert. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it! An exceptional experience. If you ever have a chance to visit the Choctaw Cultural Center - do so; and be sure to eat at the Champuli Cafe as it does not disappoint. Back to my brushes.
"Giorgione always used to pick out the most beautiful and varied subjects he could find to put in his work." - Giorgio Vasari (The Lives of the Artists - 1550)