Goodbye For Now
by SHANNON LEAH HALVORSEN
Though I am saddened that this very exciting period of my life is concluding, I am also very excited for what comes next. My brain has always worked in series. Not just in art, but in everything. My next series in life is about to begin.
During this grant period, I was able to create a fairly large amount of new work that I was very proud to show for the first time at The Gulfcoast Museum. I can’t thank Creative Pinellas enough. The art show was an amazing experience, and though I have shown in a few group shows in the past, never before has my art been displayed so prominently, and which such respect. Receiving this grant has also given me the opportunity to meet a fantastic cross section of local artists that I otherwise may not have had the privilege to meet. I was so very impressed by everyone’s work, and couldn’t help but notice how different it all was! Not a single artist’s work was like another’s. This just goes to show how limitless our little community in the St. Pete art scene really is. And I am really excited and proud to be a part of it.
Thank you so much for the support, and I will catch you all in the next series of our ives.