I now have the utmost respect for all budding artists, regardless of medium. Putting together an exhibition requires a hefty inverstment of time, energy, resources, and money. I have friends who exhibit their work on a regular basis and I can now see why they vanish from the social scene in the weeks before the installation of their work.
I reserved the cafe way back in October, immediately after finishing my Hyakumeizan climb, so it’s not that I haven’t had plenty of time to prepare. June was the earliest available time slot, and I didn’t want to commit to an exhibition until after completing all of the mountains. Imagine if it were two weeks before show time and I still had 5 more mountains to climb!
Anyway, once I selected the photos, I had to think about size and framing. After that, I had to buy the frames and get the photos printed. All of this was done while simultaneously trying to work on promoting the event. Flyers were designed and printed, as well as dropped off at various shops around town.
Next comes the assembling of the frames, and finally, the installation. These last two steps are on my agenda this weekend. Unfortunately, the mountains will have to wait.