It just felt good. Most of the people from Jon’s photos showed up at the Round House Cafe today for the Opening Reception of Jon’s Portrait Show. Their families came too and our friends and people from the town. Scott and Lisa filled the front table with food from the cafe.
Jon’s show is doing just what he meant it to do. Bringing attention to people in the town and the importance of small town life and business.
It felt good to witness it and be a part of. Jon has a bad cold, and was sipping tea the whole time, but that didn’t stop him from talking to everyone who came.
I especially liked introducing the people from the photos to each other. Even if they didn’t know each other there was an immediate connection between them. They now had something in common.
The place was buzzing with energy and chatter. Everyone looking at the photos, talking about their favorites and why.
Some art receptions can be quiet and somber. But this had more the feeling of a community picnic. People coming together with a common purpose.
Jon already sold two photos and yesterday there was an article in our regional paper The Post Star about the show. I’d say it’s already a success and it’s only just begun.