|"Mama Tempest Scolds the Littles"; acrylics; 11x14 inches|
The official "reception" for Sparks of Madness is Friday August 14 but it is sort of anticlimactic as the show is currently available for anyone to see as long as the business is open. However, on the second Friday of every month, local businesses stay open into the evening, host artists and musicians and offer wine tastings to benefit charitable organizations. Some people wait to look at the month's featured artists until that night, making an event of it. Sometimes it is busy and sometimes it seems like no one much cares. I've never shown during August so it will be interesting to see how attendance rates this month in comparison to later in the year.