Solo Scarf Show Opens Next Friday

'Flowing', Exhibition of Silk Wearable Art

Where: Village Art Circle Gallery & Studio
Ashworth Village, 200 S. Academy Street, Cary NC 27511

When: Friday May 29th, 6 - 9 pm. 
Live music by cellist Sanford Enslen
The show runs through June 24th.
 

Less than 2 weeks to go and still much silk to paint!  I've always been drawn to water, particularly the ocean, so I've chosen 'water' as the theme for my show.

For the past several weeks I've been creating scarves and wraps that give the impression of water. Some will be draped on the walls and others will hang from the ceiling so you have to walk through silky flowing color! 

A couple of weeks ago I spent some time at the beach with my family... we took advantage of the good weather to take some fun shots. Silk and sea breeze... a great combination, especially with help from 2- and 4-legged family! 

 

These are just a few of the scarves that will be in the show.

 

I even pretended to be a model! lol


Here a some others that will be in the show... but no beach available for this shot, which I admit was taken in a great hurry with no creativity whatsoever... but you get the idea...

On Saturday May 30th, I will be back at the gallery to give an interactive silk painting demonstration, where all present will be able to try a little dye-painting on a communal piece of silk. 

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Come try for yourself!

Playing With Pantone Spring Colors

Marsala - 'Color of the Year' according to the color gurus at Pantone. it's really just a rusty red color, but 'Marsala' sounds so much better! I wouldn't normally think of using this color in spring - it seems more fall-like, but I'm quite liking it combined with some of Pantone's other spring colors.

 

I look forward to the color reports because they make me think outside my norm and encourage me to try new color combinations. Otherwise I keep doing the tried-and-true over and over again. Here are some results!

 Super-sheer silk crinkle chiffon shawl, 22 x 72 in. Featuring Marsala. Toasted Almond, Scuba Blue, Classic Blue, Lucite Green and Custard.

Super-sheer silk crinkle chiffon shawl, 22 x 72 in. Featuring Marsala. Toasted Almond, Scuba Blue, Classic Blue, Lucite Green and Custard.

 Sheer silk chiffon with beaded edges, 21 x 80 in.   Marsala. Scuba Blue, Classic Blue and Custard.

Sheer silk chiffon with beaded edges, 21 x 80 in.  Marsala. Scuba Blue, Classic Blue and Custard.

 Silk charmeuse scarf, 15 x 72 in. Featuring various shades of Marsala and Toasted Almond.

Silk charmeuse scarf, 15 x 72 in. Featuring various shades of Marsala and Toasted Almond.


Current/Upcoming Events

ARTSPLOSURE

May 15 - 17, 2015
Fayetteville St., Downtown Raleigh NC
Fri & Sat 11-7; Sun 10-5

Booth # to come!
 

2015 marks the first year that the festival is THREE days and has the Art Market and live music stages on Fayetteville Street. Kidsplosure remains on just Saturday and Sunday and is centered in Moore Square. The free festival features dozens of events, such as:

  • Art Market with more than 170 visual arts and crafts exhibitors from across North Carolina and the nation
  • Kidsplosure, showcasing multiple interactive educational activities and entertainment for children and their parents
  • Specially-commissioned, large-scale, interactive visual art installations
  • Aerialists and/or other unique variety performers
  • Student Art Exhibition, showcasing two- and three-dimensional artwork of Wake County public and private middle and high school students
  • Ongoing performances by legends and rising stars from the national and regional Jazz, Blues, and Alternative music scenes.