Saturday, July 26, 2014

Five Fiber Friends: Hanging our Show

Big day.

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:

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

Hanging this show took us all day!  from just before 10 a.m. to a little after 4 p.m.

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. 

I neglected to take any photos of Mickey Lawler's pieces in the show, but here's a look at a piece from her website:

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.

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