“Family” is a Birds in Art opening weekend touchstone. This observation is more accurately a statement of fact. From the seventy artists who traveled from around the world, to opening-day visitors, many of whom traveled equally great distances, the spirit that envelopes both returning and first-time artists, guests, and visitors is akin to a family reunion.
Whenever I participate in some sort of large, group gathering for work, I always leave with “Post-it® Note promises,” whether literal or in the form of a mental note. These notes consist of follow-ups and reminders for myself stemming from conversations with members of the group. As is true for many people, meetings with staff or community members always yield mental notes, which are usually fairly easy to address and check off the list. Multi-day events, though, like the opening of Birds in Art is another story.