Made the trip to Baton Rouge to the “Brush With Burden” show. Everything that could waste time or create anxiety did, until we got to The Burden Center.
Since I can’t print 20″ x 30″ at the moment I had a local printer do the job. He has printed for me before and I trust him completely. However, his printer malfunctioned and it was the last day I had available before the trip when he was able to deliver them. But it was worth the wait. The prints are beautiful. Franca and I had everything prepared, I had made and painted the frames, sized the plexiglas and rag board and obtained the backing board and backing paper. The brackets were layed out… everything was last minute, which I really don’t like, but turned out well. We went to get the sprinter for the trip down, I had made reservations along the way in Mobile and Baton Rouge. Battery was dead and we had to take the sprinter to the Mercedes service center and drive the Honda to Louisiana.
We stayed in motels with the disinfectant smell and the little dogs waking us at 6 AM and it rained. Did I say it rained? Well, yeah, it rained a lot. We got the framed prints into the conference center and the rain began. Timing was just right. Actually the rain wasn’t bad, we had the clothes for it and we spent a lot of time at the Burden center sloshing around. Loved every minute of it. That place is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever experienced.
The work… I entered three pieces in the show and, believe it or not, one of them was awarded first place.
The other two are hanging with it in the Burden Conference Center. The winning photograph will be transferred to the LSU Shaw Museum until April 26, 2016.
The people at Burden couldn’t have been nicer. They are a thoughtful, organized bunch and the city is delightful. On the way home we went to New Orleans and Mobile. Made some temporizing photographs although I like several of them. AND we met Paul Williams, the songwriter, downtown Mobile. Great time.