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23 April, 2015
|The view from inside.|
Opening Night: Friday, 24 April, 7p-11p
Normal Viewing Hours: Saturday 10a-3p
Although celebrating their 3rd year, this was my first time at the RBHofA, and I have to say, I really like the space. (And I love the incubator program, but I’ll get to that in a minute.) The building itself is tucked away in Eastern Market with minimal signage/parking, so know where you’re going. It’s a renovated brewery, and once inside, that’s evident, with all the nooks and crannies you could ever want. Ambiance!
|Forget about your cell phone!|
|Part of the artists' workspace.|
Although I was genuinely impressed with all the artists (no, seriously, really enjoyed the exhibit), there were two stand-outs for me. First of all, Brent Forrest. There’s no other way to put it other than I am just mad for his work, every one of them. They are impossible to photograph, which is part of what makes them so freakin amazing. He creates layered, lighted scifi worlds that I could have crawled into for hours… especially with the house lights off (which sadly I didn’t get a chance to see).
|Brent Forrest. I tried SO hard to get reasonable photos of his work. It's not doable. Just go and see for yourself. And buy one for me while you're there.|
And oh yeah, there’s all the Red Bull in the world. I learned there are two new sugar-free flavors, including an orange, and I may never sleep again.