But meanwhile....back at the home base...I visited the first of our two local annual art shows on Sunday.
|visitors to the Art Show in front of Terri Jarret's beautiful scrap quilt Carried Away|
Bonita Kelemen's amazing portrait of Aline was outstanding for its millions of beads obsessively applied and the eye catching command gaze of the subject.
Not only is the lady encrusted with beads but her face is embroidered solidly - you can't see it but there are hundreds of lazy daisies and french knots and many other classic embroidery stitches. "Fabric collage on raw linen canvas with embroidery and beadwork" was the description. I don't know the artist who does, however, live in Georgia.
|Hole in the Sky that the Night burned through|
|Disbelief in String and paper|
|Substitute a Floating Palm Frond|
These are tiny pieces - about 6" square and full of amazing little details.
I'm so sorry I missed her exit show. It's very good to see young people getting into fiber!
Another new fiber artist, for me, was Travis Craig
with his funky little figurative piece:
|Got Stars on My shoulders, don't Need 'em in my Eyes|
it's a striking image that catches your eye, it's intriguing and well proportioned.
I don't know anything about Travis - it's a fairly common name but it would be fun if he were the longboarder seen in the youtube clip
There were also several fine woven pieces by local weavers I know well - and only 4 quilts, two by yours truly and two by member of the local guild: Terri Jarrett and Jodie Seila. We're in good company!
The other art show doesn't open till next month - alas the opening is when I'm away but I shall visit afterwards and see how fiber art is faring whether we call it a quilt or a fabric painting or a collage or even just "art".
And now to write a welcome to my Working in Series class - there is time to sign up until Saturday...the class starts late Friday.
So, if you have been, thanks for reading! Elizabeth