Tonight, Drury and I stopped by the Montclair Art Museum for an opening of the show American Visions: 1870 - 1940. Our neighbor, Gail, is the Chief Curator and did an excellent job putting this show together.
The show is right up my alley - wonderful, painterly American scenes depicting labor and leisure. Over 70 artists are represented, many impressionistic in nature. Looking at one piece that I was attracted to, I couldn't help but think about how if it were mine, I would feel compelled to go in and add more detail. I may have to force myself to leave some of my own pieces looser.
After a quick review of the show, we headed downstairs to the reception and ran into some old friends and met some new. One of the people I met was David Troast, the City Manager of Hackensack. He told me about a wonderful mural project and I just looked it up online, finding this video documentary. I may have to take the trip to see it.