Two openings in two nights was exhilarating and exhausting and everything in between. The Women of Appalachia show is a beautiful jewel, with remarkable works by each of the artists represented. I was impressed with how many of the artists I already knew. I guess I’m not as much a hermit as I thought. Here I am in front of Garden Party, speaking with Piet (I hope I remembered her name correctly):
I attended this opening with a full posse, including myself, my husband, my son Izzy, NaNoWriMo friends Melinda and Andrew, and Melinda’s husband Jeff, as well as my friend from knitting, Sonja and my art group friends Lynda and Lanna.
The next night was the opening for the Women in Fiber show at Marietta College:
This is the first wall you see to your left as you enter the gallery. The two pieces to the left are by my friend June Baker, who also is a member of my art group. June started out with traditional quilting, and is also a watercolorists. I really like the piece with the circles. Tyger, Tyger hangs to the right.
We were joking that they were in such a hurry they could only put up post-it note labels. But each piece had an artist statement accompanying it. You can’t really see it in the next picture but it is there. I also am tickled by the arrow which seems to point out Red and White #4
The show is part of a multi-media project including the play “Quilters”. Here you can see some of the cast members in costume, admiring Marilyn:
I also met the sweetest King Charles Spaniel puppy whose name is Scout. She was decked out in an adorable white dress with red hearts on it, complete with a bow on her back. She was in attendance with her owner, Rob. I wish I’d gotten a picture of them to show you, but trust me, they were quite the sartorial pair.
I was so thrilled to be able to attend both of these openings. The energy was high at both, and each crew did such a great job putting together the shows. I spent Sunday in the studio working on new pieces so that I can attend even more openings, as well as making plans to attend the opening of The Artist as Quiltmaker XIV in May.