I Love a Successful Show Opening!

'Flowing' runs through June 24th at
Village Art Circle Gallery & Studio 
Ashworth Village, 200 S. Academy Street, Cary NC 27511
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm
 

Getting ready for a solo show is always daunting, but this one was especially so since, once I had decided on my theme of 'water', I had to produce a completely new set of work as I had nothing that fit already in my stock. In trying to find as many ways as I could to give the impression of water, several attempts were not successful, further adding to the time crunch! There were a lot of ideas I had that I just couldn't fit in, but overall I was very pleased with what I was able to do. I think I counted 41 pieces in the show!

Hanging went smoothly and my husband Ron did an awesome job of hanging scarves from the ceiling, with very little direction necessary from me. I just showed him where I wanted the first one to go and he took it from there... I was so impressed!

 

The show looks even better than the vision I had in my head! The scarves hung from the ceiling seemed to float weightlessly in the air, as both the hanging cord and clips were transparent. I organized the scarves on the wall into groupings of techniques - hand painted, burnout, shibori resist/indigo dyeing, felting - and hung a framed blurb about each technique next to the group. On one wall were mannequins displaying different ideas for wearing scarves.

 

We had a good turnout for the opening reception and all enjoyed the cello played by Sonny Enslen. Many people told me that the smooth, deep sound of the cello was the perfect pairing for the water theme, and they felt like they were in a meditation space. I love that! Water trickling from a fountain  and the gentle swaying of the scarves when someone walked by them added to the ambiance.

 

My deepest appreciation to all who visited and gave wonderful feedback on Flowing, whether in person or virtually on Facebook or by email! And special thanks to the new owners of scarves in the show. 

The show is up till June 24th, still plenty of time to go see!