Friday, December 9, 2011

Exhibit opening and talk at Quinlan, Dec. 8, 2011



The opening for exhibits at Quinlan was well attended last night.  I was pleasantly surprised that quite a few people came at 5 for my talk and tapestry demonstration before the reception at 5:30--and I was especially glad to see a few former students in the group.  Nice to make connections again and to learn what they're up to now.

Here are a few photos my husband did...  I'll start with the tapestry demonstration that people patiently listened to and watched.  I took an almost completed tapestry on a copper pipe loom for the demo;  I didn't weave very much but explained briefly how my hours are spent when I'm doing tapestry.   I had several examples of the kinds of design planning I do, including photographs, drawing and painting.  I also had a small tapestry along not included in the exhibit, and the initial drawing from which I based the cartoon, as well as the cartoon used to weave it.


After showing about tapestry for a few minutes we moved to the area where the tapestries are hanging so I could talk a bit about several of them.







So... my tapestry life in 30 minutes or less!  After my talk we stayed a few more minutes during the reception and then made a quick trip back to Dahlonega to have a rushed meal, and then on to an Amy Ray concert at our local theatre, The Holly.  Amy played to a sellout house and gave a fantastic performance--I always enjoy hearing her whether she touring with her solo band or as part of the Indigo Girls.  Coming up next ... Solstice Sisters tonight at The Crimson Moon in town, then Shawn Mullins before the end of the month.  Love the music in Dahlonega!

3 comments:

Sue said...

hoping to get to see this exhibit during Christmas, which we are spending in Athens...

ringadal said...

The tapestries look stunning. You and your husband look great all dressed up, too. The"calendar" tapestry that you did looks beautiful on the wall, as well as the others you featured. Thanks for sharing.

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Thanks to you both!

Give me a call, Sue... maybe you can come on up to Dahlonega to visit at the studio when you're in Athens and if you get to Gainesville for the exhibit. I'm about 25 minutes north.