Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Opening: Hooray, we made it to the big day!

The opening was a big success! Guests came dressed up.

Rev. Ron Wilkins, former High Point City Councilman, read a poem he wrote in honor of High Point’s sesquicentennial.

A flutist played in the hospitality area.

The food was delicious. Everyone was excited.


We had a ribbon cutting with lots of flashing photography (http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/277047-High_Point_Museum_traces_area_s_furniture_heritage.php). The guests rushed to the gallery to see the exhibit. They loved it. We were happy.




Two upholsterers from Pearson’s in High Point demonstrated their knowledge and skill. They were terrific. Our guests were fascinated.


The exhibit looks good on television, too. Check out this segment recorded on the day after opening (http://www.news14.com/content/top_stories/609787/museum-highlights-city-s-furniture-heritage/Default.aspx?ap=1&Flash).

At 9 p.m. we were exhausted and ready to call it a great day.

Rhapsodizing on the exhibit process by Ellen Denker:
Some people compare exhibitionizing to child birth – long months of planning and expectation, hard work in the final moments, and a wonderful outcome. I have always demurred this comparison because I think bringing a child into the world is a much greater accomplishment with far more lasting value. However, there is one area in which the two activities overlap -- the final moments are so difficult one is tempted to mutter “never again,” but then the result is so glorious that the hardest parts are immediately forgotten and the process seems completely doable again.





1 comment:

Michael Kline said...

Ellen, I like what you say about glory. In the end it is glorious and something to be proud of, and you forget all the heartaches along the way.