Smalltown Gallery invites you to join us for an Opening Reception on Friday, July 31, from 5 to 9 pm. The Show, titled Human/ Nature will exhibit new works by: Robin Mangum Ceramic Artist Woodie Anderson. Print and Graphic Artist Tammy Sawyer. Fiber Artist Tory Casey Narrative Artist
Serving wines from Carolina Heritage Winery and McRitchie Winery. Come down off the Mountain or up from the Piedmont and join us in the Foothills at Smalltown Gallery in support of Friends, Community and The Arts!
Ever work on something so intensely and for such an extended amount of time that it BECAME YOU or – maybe – YOU became IT? Thats kinda how I feel about this quilt. I know that sounds dramatic, but, Whew! I have been working on or dreaming about this thing for months.
Today we hung it in the gallery and I got my first really good look at what the WHOLE thing is from far enough away to really see it. I felt a little like an astronaut in orbit. This thing is big enough it probably HAS an orbit.
Anyway, here are some photos of my latest creation, “Between the Blast and Now”, scroll down to the end for one of me with a “What hath I wrought?” look on my face. I’m feeling a little proud and a little disoriented, but mostly happy to have managed to wrestle this baby up on the wall (thanks Doug and Dave!). Please don’t fall off the wall, tonight, little quilt. Be good to your mamma. The people will come to see you tomorrow, and then you and I are gonna curl up with a good book.
Working like mad to pull everything together in time for my exhibit at SEED Gallery (opening THIS Friday – ACK! – Opening is 7-10pm during gallery hop – stop by!). Spent the last few days wrapped up finishing touches on my new art quilt. Hand-stiching 12 feet of binding around the edges hurt, but I’m pretty happy with the end result of this mammoth project (over 10.5 feet wide and almost 8 feet tall !!). Now I just hope I hope I can figure out a way to hang it. Continue reading “heading toward the finish – sneak peek at more collaboration”→
Things have been pretty busy, here. I’m sure you can say the same. Summer seems to stack things up on us. It starts out innocently enough. But before you know it you’re knee-deep in RSVP’s, neck-deep in quick-turn projects and fighting off monster zucchini. And don’t even get me started on the pile of pro bono work I was putting off for the “slow season”. But, before we know it, we’ll be complaining about the frost nipping our noses, so I guess we better just take a long sip of iced tea and enjoy it while we can. Ah! That’s better. Yay for multi-tasking. Here’s a quick update as I sip:
Among other things, I’ve been working on my SEED Collective show in September at SEED Gallery in Winston-Salem. This year there are no solo shows in the collective, we all agreed on partner shows in order to accommodate higher membership, allow for community shows and projects and – hopefully – encourage member interaction and growth.
So, for 2011 I’m partnered with photographer Dave Urena. For the past month or more we’ve been working on several collaborative projects around our chosen theme, “TimeStretching: Dreamscapes and Visions”, which will be the title for our show. (Sometime soon I’ll have a bit of time to explain how we arrived at that concept. It was a slow, perhaps interesting, perhaps painful, melding and migration of several ideas.) I think it is serving as a great jumping-off point for exploration and I’m looking forward to seeing how the show and our different approaches come together in the exhibit.