The finishing touches were being put on the exhibit, TEXTiles, by Jeff Kryder and his art intern from NGCSU. The exhibit will hang from August 1 to September 18; opening reception will be this Saturday, August 2, 1-3 p.m. Maybe I'll see you there!
Here are quick photos I made today of the works in the gallery, posted in no particular order. We five artists in the TEXTiles show (Diane Getty, A.K. McMillan, Peggy McBride, Pat Williams and Tommye Scanlin) have put together an interesting collection of works, I feel. I've known all these women for decades and have found all to be very creative. Each of us has gone in different directions with fiber and fabric work through the years; the complexity of image and depth of concept for works have increased steadily as we're maturing. I invited all four to participate in my "month of May/art a day" process and they took me up on it. We maintained a private blog to share images and thoughts throughout the month--turned out to be a great way to nudge each other along, give mini-critiques, and much encouragement. I found it to be extremely inspiring to work with these women...and to get to introduce some of them to each other. Although I've know each of these incredible people for years, not all had met before the May adventure since we live in different parts of the southeast.
TEXTiles: woven, rendered & constructedTEXTiles is a group show of works by five artists who interpret life experiences in fiber. Many works incorporate text to convey personal narratives. The show includes entries from the artists' recent month-long collaborative journal on their creative processes.