Thanksgiving Potluck & The Gallery Hop

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and it wouldn’t be complete without the 5th annual UK Landscape Architecture potluck. The tradition was passed onto me to organize. This is my last year in school, so this year I had to teach someone else how to plan it for the future.

Planning a potluck like this is a lot of work. There is the tasks of organizing it- making announcements, getting people to sign up, making signs, cleaning the space, setting up tables and chairs, organizing all the small details, and guiding people the day of. I did it all on my own last year, but another student helped me this year so he could keep the tradition going next year. It’s hard to coordinate a group of busy college students, but we had plenty of food…even though we had a lot of cheesy potatoes and macaroni and cheese. I wasn’t able to get a photo because I was so busy getting things ready. I always have to eat last because I have to make sure everyone is able to have a good time and a good meal. I also made for the third year in a row my famous deviled eggs. I made 45 of them!

Later that evening was the gallery hop I had been anticipating. An art teacher who I had taken community classes with, Christine Kuhn, asked her past students to help her fill in an exhibit she wasn’t able to fill. Our exhibit was held at the Sishopromatem (Metamorphosis spelled backwards) Gallery. This gallery is a non-profit which helps underprivileged kids to learn art and have activities they can participate in.

This hop was the last one of the year on November 19th. I contributed two photos and a quilt I recently made. If items are sold at the exhibit, the proceeds goes to the gallery to teach kids art. It was a fun night and a lot of people showed up to the gallery. I met a few other students who had taken classes with my teacher. There was also entertainment and food, and I took my pull apart bread. The photos will be displayed at the gallery for another month.

My photos are of my pets: Josie the orange tabby on the left, and Silas the Beagle on the right. A few other student’s works on this same wall.


A guy sung some bluegrass and classic rock tunes for most of the night. Some of the other student’s paintings on the wall.


At first, my quilt wasn’t going to be displayed, but I asked my art teacher if we could hang it on this blank wall in the back. It was exciting to having something displayed in such a large local event.



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