Friday night I made it to town late. Sometime around 8:00pm or so, I started my Newark Open Doors Gallery Crawl at Gallery Aferro. There was food, beer, and some really interesting art to look at.
When I went upstairs, a friend was getting a free reading. Curious and without much thought, I sat down in front of a blue table across from artist Lane Cooper, who would be reading my facial expressions and general demeanor. Lane doesn’t pretend to be a psychic. In fact she’ll tell you right away that she isn’t. Her readings are based on first impressions. And I thought she was pretty good.
YOU HAVE AN EDGE TO YOU.
“You have an edge to you.”, she said. Lane went on to tell me about what she thought my childhood was like, what I am, and what I will be – success is in my future! I could not agree with her full interpretation. Though, it is startling to find that others perceive us in a totally different way than we perceive ourselves. Even more so, when the reading is mostly accurate.
After my reading, it was time to move along. With not much time left, I made quick stops at Rupert Ravens Gallery and the Bushberg Building where the Newark Arts Council had taken up shop.
The night ended at Index Art Center with a sneak preview of the Kislak.