Monday, February 3, 2014

Hitting the Wall

Today was the day my fiber art show, Natural Inspirations, hit the wall at the Town and County Club, 22 Woodland St., Hartford.  We--a team of club art committee volunteers, my sister Jerol, and I--started at 9:30 and finished up at noon. 
Here I am helping Vickie, a member of the club's Art Committee, get the names of my pieces coordinated with the numbers they're assigned in the show.  I'm grateful and gratified that my sister Jerol was willing to travel to Hartford from her home in New York State, about two and a half hours away, to help. I trust her eye and her  judgment, and I was glad to have her input.  She's not in these shots because she took them.  

After two and a half hours, our art team had hung all but 3 of the 42 pieces I brought to the club this morning.  That means there are 39 in the show.

The Club is a pretty elegant place, I have to say.

How about this grand staircase, for example?  And that massive grandfather clock on the right?  It strikes a deep, authoritative chime, I can tell you that.  I can also tell you that I was originally going to say that it struck an authoritative bong, but that would be inappropriate.

The club occupies the 1895 Theodore Lyman house, designed by the architectural firm of Hapgood & Hapgood and fitted out with no fewer than 17 fireplaces. 
If you want to see this gracious old building, or the 39 pieces in my show, come to a reception, Friday February 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Town and County Club, 22 Woodland St., Hartford.


  1. Congratulations Diane! The venue is perfect for your work....simply stunning!