Today the Five Fiber Friends, of which I'm one, converged on New Haven's Fair Haven Furniture to hang our art quilt show in the store's River Street Gallery.
|Here's Trish Hodge on her way into the store with some of her work|
It's been a long time coming. We first set our feet on this road in 2011. Now finally here we are, hanging our work in this gallery of one-of-a-kind furniture. It's a striking venue. Check it out: http://www.fairhaven-furniture.com/
Because there are five of us, there was lots of work to consider and there were lots of decisions to be made.
|Making decisions: L-R Mickey Lawler, Trish Hodge, Kate Themel, and Diane Wright|
|Decisions, decisions. The woman in the center is Fair Haven Furniture's artistic genius, Kate Paranteau|
Here are a couple of examples of the work that went up:
|Bundled Up by Kate Themel|
|Falling Stars by Diane Wright|
|This lovely piece is by Trish Hodge, on the right in the blue shirt, and held by Diane Wright, left.|
|Beach Houses by Mickey Lawler|
I'm glad my two latest pieces are displayed together, complementing one another:
|Here's Diane Wright with my two pieces, Foggy Coast, left, and Low Tide, First Encounter Beach, right|
|I'm also glad that my felted piece, Seeking a Path, will hang in the show. Seeking a Path takes its name from the benediction, "If you seek a path, may a way be found, and the courage to take it, step by step."|
When we were done, around 4 p.m., we were tired but happy to have mounted a vibrant, exciting exhibit that represents each of us vibrant, exciting Five Fiber Friends.
Please come to our reception: Sunday August 3, 2 to 4 p.m., River Street Gallery, Fair Haven Furniture, 72 Blatchley Ave., New Haven.