The Mark Rothko Centre, technicians setting up the stage for the Opening, 24th April
It seems a long time ago now, but it's only a week since I flew to Latvia. Exactly a week ago, I'd arrived at Riga airport. Today I'm going to include a few photos from the event, and later this week I'll describe fully the whole evening, and the fabulous new Centre.
The Speeches: Christopher Rothko
The Buffet meal after the Speeches.
In front of one of the slide shows, in the Centre
It was a truly memorable experience! I met several of the artists who were on the residency with me, and some from previous residencies. The Centre is amazing, and you could spend days there, looking at the slide shows, the excellent Rothko reproductions, the library, and the six original paintings on loan from Rothko's children, Kate and Christopher. They were both at the Opening. All painting residents' artwork is now in the Centre's collection, and some were on display. More to follow!