Unfortunately, the person who invited me to the village broke her hand and my visit was cancelled at the last minute. That meant I had the opportunity to go to an exhibit opening on Friday evening. The exhibit “here we live, here we return” features work by Lithuanian-born, Chicago-resident Rimas Čiurlionis. It was held in the loft above Gedminas Šibonis’ studio. Šibonis is a well-known Lithuanian ceramics artists. Not only did I get to see works by Čiurlionis, I also got to see works by Šibonis — and to chat with various colleagues and acquaintances who were at the opening. All in all, an enjoyable evening out.