I recently had the pleasure of being a featured artist at the Miami Valley Christian Academy for their annual Fine Arts Night. It is organized at the school by the Art Department and was my first such experience! The students even made a sign for my table. My obligation as a participating artist was to demonstrate coiling. The elementary age children and the parents seemed to be the most interested in the coiling. One little girl was so attentive and asked such good questions! It was fun to explain the different types of core material I had used and how I use them for different effect when she said, "hmmm....that makes sense." SO CUTE! It was a great experience to participate in this annual event!
While I was demonstrating, I had a signup sheet on my table for people to sign up for a coiling class and so now I have to get ready for that class! Gotta run, lots to do!
I'm excited to announce that I have been accepted as an artist in the gift shop at Bay Arts in Bay Village, Ohio, near Cleveland. It is a beautiful complex that includes an Art Gallery, restaurant, and Gift Shop and is in a lovely area. I will have the Journey Guides for sale in the gift shop. I hope you will look up Bay Arts if you are in the Cleveland area.
The Gallery space hosts regular events and is an open and inviting space. You will feel when you walk on the campus that you are entering someplace special. It is a delightful and fun space to walk around in. In the summer there are concerts and farmer's markets to enjoy. They feature many art classes.
I couldn't be more thrilled to have my work in the Gift Shop at Bay Arts. Please go to their website to learn more about this wonderful art space: www.bayarts.net
The Connecting Threads show put on by the Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists art quilting and fiber art group that I belong to has come to a close. The show at the Women's Art Barn in Mariemont, OH was a huge hit! It was very well attended and 8 art quilters sold work in the show! That is always a thrill when someone else loves your vision enough to take your work home to enjoy every day! The hanging committee put the show together in a thoughtful way that caused my eyes to flow from piece to piece until I had seen the entire show! That takes a considerable amount of talent in itself! Here is my coiled piece, Desert Sun on a stand in the show, part of the flow!
At last!! Yea! I have wanted to do this for several months but other projects got in the way. More on those later. My dad loves to play music, primarily bluegrass but he also plays hymns. When I was at my parents home for Thanksgiving, Mom got the mandolin out for me and I took some pics. So here it is finished with some detail photos, as well. I had a lot of fun putting it together. I hope he will enjoy it. What do you think?