Friday, March 1, 2013


This morning, along with a gang of community residents, I hung an art quilt show in the art gallery of the Duncaster Retirement Community in Bloomfield, CT, --an opportunity I would not have had if I hadn't gone to UConn Health Center for a mammogram.  How's that for the power of preventive medicine?

The day of my mammogram appointment, I saw art on the Health Center's lobby walls, tracked down the woman who arranges the art shows for the facility, and asked whether I could have such a show.  My work was accepted and the show took place in the spring and summer of 2012.  One day during those months, Jackie Mott Brown, a resident of Duncaster, walked into the facility for a medical procedure, saw my art, and asked whether I would have a show at Duncaster.  I said yes, the show was scheduled for March 2013, and today, March 1, 2013, we hung it.

Work waiting to be hung:  L-R:  Serious Sushi, Lunch among the Cabbages, Trail at Cape Cod National Seashore, Trout Brook, Celery Rose
Duncaster resident Paul Sessa, seated at left, has a good eye for arrangement, so he gave advice while a team of Duncaster residens got out their hammers and nails and did the actual hanging.

Here are Judy Wawro, and Carol, whose last name I don't  know, hanging Buddhist Temple I.
Carol and Paul hanging Celery Rose

Here's the Duncaster hanging team:  Gloria, Jackie Mott Brown (who invited me to hang my work there), Paul Sessa, Carol, and Judy Wawro.  Inexplicably not pictured:  Alice Loomis, who worked alongside us.

 Thanks to all of them for the opportunity to meet and hang out this morning...and to show my work in their enviably lovely home!

1 comment:

  1. Well, I had an opportunity to see the show today at Duncaster when I was visiting my mom Jackie Brown. And there was "Milkweed Pods" (which I had already fallen for when your show hung at UCONN Health Center, Diane), just waiting for me.... Now they will be coming home with me, and I'm thrilled! Thank you for your inspirational textures and colors and fibre stories.