Saturday, July 5, 2008
I've included photos of several activities from the wonderful week spent in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida. The American Tapestry Alliance events were thoughtfully planned, well organized and thoroughly enjoyable. I learned so very much during the week, in the workshop I took led by Joan Baxter, seeing exhibits of tapestry, and especially having an opportunity to catch up with old friends--and make new ones.
Here's a slide show of selected things...I didn't photograph everything we experienced. For instance, the Small Expressions exhibit was nice and the few tapestries included in it were wonderful ones. Terri Stewart's tapestry, in fact, was awarded first place in that exhibit! The exhibits in the Conference Center were OK, for the most part...some outstanding works but overall, it was an average grouping of fiber works. The tapestries that were included were very nice. In my opinion, the tapestry world has more on the ball than other fiber arts...but could I be speaking from my particular perspective about that??!
Posted by Tommye McClure Scanlin at 11:21 AM