We had a great response to our first Feature Artist floor talk at Muse, on a damp Saturday afternoon, a total of 23 people turned up to hear Neal Palmer share his story. With chocolate brownies, wine and cheese, the hour long presentation was such a great success we are already planning the next one.
Neal drove down from Auckland on Friday night, arriving in time to visit a wonderful, well attended opening at HCAG as well as another opening across the road. On Saturday we visited Napier to see some of the newly painted murals as part of the Seawalls Project in Napier, stopping for a donut at MrD's then called into three other art galleries before heading back to Havelock North for the floor talk. Neal is leaving today, making his way home to Wanaka. He was really impressed with the vibrant art scene in Hawkes Bay and he has promised to come back next summer for a solo show at Muse.