Thursday at 3:30pm we all walked into the training room, which had been transformed into an awesome art show! Some rad people in the photo department put together our second Creative Services Art Gala. Some team members in our KY Content team put in their art masteries for all of us to see. I was truly amazed by everyone’s talent. There was so much more than just photography and paintings. People also displayed sculptures, drawings, mixed media, and even fashion! They also provided delicious snacks for us. Sparkling grape juice, meats, cheeses, crackers, and desserts! The desserts ranged from chocolate covered strawberries to pineapple cake. We love food.
Quite a few people from the photo department put in their work. We did however, have one person from our very own images team submit work. I know, it’s sad we didn’t all participate, and we’re lame.. losers.. L7 weenies..I know. We are our own worst critics, and we don’t think our work is great, yadda.. yadda… except for Erin Ryan (our supervisor). Her piece was amazing and she does awesome work. Way to go Errrin! Her piece is a painting of sorts. She’s been writing poems since she was little and thought she would give life to them by taking actual tangible things from the poems and putting them on canvas and using her favorite art medium, Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish. This particular piece titled, “The Woman,” is based on a poem she wrote about a 1920’s prostitute. She used almost all vintage pieces to construct a collage of sorts to give life to the poem. For example a few vintage portraits, a handkerchief, jewelry, and a powder case are just a few of the items that represented the life that this fictional character endured. This is just one of a series of these types of “paintings.” We look forward to seeing more of Erin’s work in the future and maybe work from the rest of us as well…yes.. ?
Here is Erin’s work and a video of us walking around and looking at art!
Artsy We Are! -Posted May 2nd 2008
If your in the Kentucky warehouse anytime between now and May 9th, you should stop by.
Thanks to everyone who put this show together, it looked great! I cant wait until next year!