Carolyn and I receive an email from Patricia Colleen Murphy, the founding editor of Superstition Review.
Hi Monica and Carolyn,
Congratulations on your exhibition at Mesa Center for the Arts. I’m so proud of you! It’s really exciting.
And I have some great news too. Our launch party has grown so big we needed a new venue, so we’re going to host it at MCA. We’re planning for Thursday April 25, and our guests will get free entrance to the museum before the launch party starts at 6:30. I am just thrilled that your work will be up while we’re there.
I’m writing to invite you to the party and ask if you might be willing to say some words about your work while we are there? And might we run a piece on our blog about your show? I’d love to include Mary too, though I haven’t met her yet.
We accept Trish’s offer, and set a date to meet for an interview. It’s an honor for Carolyn and I to connect with her again. Superstition Review featured both of our art work in their magazine last Spring, and we spoke at their launch as well. We connect on Friday, in the gallery. Trish meets Mary and quickly offers her a feature post this Spring.
While we conduct interviews – museum visitors enter and exit the gallery. Up the hallway is the activity of a new install. The usual people move about doing their work. I like the feel and naturalness of everything.
Photos of our meeting include artists, Trish, and the bright Dominique Brigham, who had plenty of questions for us. She’s writing the feature.
There will be a few people reading and we’ll be speaking – artists and writers … a good match. I enjoyed the launch Carolyn and I participated in before. It was a memorable and multilayered experience – out of our (regular) element as visual artists. This time guests will see the art work before we speak ( last time we showed digital images ). We plan to talk about how Mary, Carolyn and I began our partnership, and how we see our work evolving.
A productive meeting/interview with Superstition Magazine at Mesa Contemporary Arts – I call it one fine Friday morning. We’ll be seeing everyone on Thursday April 25, at the Issue 11 launch party. A congratulation to Superstition Review and Patricia Colleen Murphy on their continued success.
A note: The content for this post evolved out of someone asking me how Superstition Review selects participants. This is first an educational blog – we address process: work and general events. I share the general event, and in particular – I suspect the how always varies. In this case, my guess is that our work was in the right place at the right time (MCA). And most importantly Patricia Colleen Murphy knows our work..