|Hanging our show, Read/Red! L-R Rosalind Spann, Mary Lachman, Karen LoPrete, Toni Torres, Carine Greene, Barbara Khachane, Cher Hurney, Diane Wright|
That's what happens when the members of the Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective pull together to hang a show: our level of verbiage--and energy--attract attention.
Today we put our energy into hanging our show, Red/Read, which will be available to the public at the Southbury Public Library, Southbury, CT, throughout the month of February 2012.
It includes a "read" component and a "red" component.
The red component: a 12 x 12 challenge, for which each participant was given a red bag full of red materials, such as ribbons and beads and burlap.
|Each of us received these materials.|
From those materials, each of us created at 12 x 12 piece of quilting.
What a variety! Take a look at a few of our red pieces:
|Rosalind Spann rolled some of her ribbons into beads and used the other components to create this yummy red necklace, mounted on red velvet|
|This is my entry, Red Explosion|
|Toni Torres visualized a healthy heart|
|Be Mine, a lovely valentine piece by Mary Lachman|
|Here's a look at all of our Red-Read challenge pieces|
The "read" component of the show celebrated the written word. For example, Carol Vinick offered this image of the Chinese folk tale of the moon maidens:
|One of my entries, Maple Flowers, illustrates the Robert Frost poem, Nothing Gold can Stay.|
|Carol Eaton on how a rumor gets started|
|Signs and Symbols, a lovely tessellated piece by Diane Wright|
|Barbara Khachane checking out her piece, which was inspired by a newspaper photograph|
|Salon: After Matisse by Diane Wright|