Open Studios Inspiration, part 2: Happy Reunions

A couple of weeks ago, we shared the story of a child’s sidewalk chalk drawing that Henry Olds transformed into a work of “Pattern Play” art, and we then selected to be the iconic image for Arlington Open Studios 2011.

We had the chance to catch up with chalk artist Leah Lombardi and photographer Henry Olds during Open Studios weekend, when they reunited at Open Studios to celebrate their unique creative collaboration.

Leah and Henry at Arlington Open Studios

We first caught up with Leah and her family in the Gibbs Gallery, where Henry’s photograph was on display as part of the Open Studios group exhibition.  Leah was thrilled to be known as the creative inspiration behind Henry’s work, and to see the piece on display in a real gallery!

As we talked, we discovered that Leah and her friend Sara had both taken classes at ACA, and especially loved their “Art Explorers” class with Pam Shanley, ACA’s Open Studios Director, Facilities Manager, and popular art teacher.  It was another happy reunion at Arlington Open Studios!

Sara, Pam and Leah - students and teacher reunited at Arlington Open Studios