I ended up hanging out on the top center seat in the raised seating when nobody was there, and one of the girls w an groundswell artists badge saw me and said 'that's an awesome spot! I wanna be just like you' so i invited her up. She was reviewing her lines for a gift presentation, and showed me her lines card, it was so wordy 'what would you tell aspiring NY artists about using art as a tool for social change?' I gave her an alternatives that I could think of.
Later I found out she was Crystl who did the artwork for a mural on a Bazzar Supermaket location and was awarding Faith Ringgold for her work.
I got to see you for a second on the projection screen in their presentation video! One of these days you got to show me these Brownsville murals in person. now that is something done on an epic scale.
The Center for Court innovation guy who was also received an award had some good comments to say about Brownsville, I wish I had recorded or written his words, they were pretty good.
They had this super high energy lady from Christie's auction house doing the bidding for the live artwork that the muralist painters did on site. I've never seen a live contemporary auctioneer, and she gave good energy, high speed and on top of the number for the current bid. I was like, I could do that too!
I ended up w better banter w the staffers than the patrons, I can't seem to handle pretentious well, hence me hanging out with a birds eye view of the event.
And I am not a seasoned 'one handed wine glass and plate holder' like many of the other attendee's.
I was sad my 10 dollar raffle ticket didn't get selected for a mural walk, dinner and gin tasting for 6 people.
I left with two brownies they were handing out at the door. It shall be my snack for tomorrow!"