A photographic floral fine art show, titled “My Fair Lady” was held at the Muse gallery in Old City, Philadelphia, from August 5-29, 2015. Due to limited space ten images were selected and hung on Monday August 3rd, with invaluable assistance in layout from our show curator, Joan McNamara. We placed a large, eye catching image opposite the front door and adjacent to the window overlooking the street to draw attention to the exhibition. As we completed the hanging a couple walking by asked if they could come in, before the gallery was officially open, and take a look.
First Fridays are popular in Old City Philadelphia, particularly on 2nd St., where the Muse and several other galleries are located. The street bustles with the activities of performers, vendors, tourists, and of course, art lovers. Our First Friday, August 5th was busy as expected. The show was open for 3 hours, from 5pm - 8pm, and there was a steady stream of viewers. The show evoked great interest and we received many complimentary comments about the impact, the composition, and the amount of detail displayed in the images. Several visitors thought that the images were paintings rather than photographs, due to their size and visual effect.