Happy Memorial Day to you all. To all those who paid the ultimate price and their families, we salute you. To my cousin and the many military men and women still out there on the front lines, we pray God’s protection over you. May he bring you back to us safely.
I’ve got exciting news to share with you. Three of my work are in upcoming exhibitions around the country.
“Whirlwind Thoughts” which I completed recently, has been juried into 34 New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts at Fort Collins, CO. The dates are July 5 – September 3, 2016. This annual exhibit of contemporary art from textile artists from around the nation. This is how they describe the New Legacies show on their Facebook page:
“One of the premier contemporary quilt exhibits in the country, this national exhibit showcases the best work of artists who are pushing the limits of the medium, working with new techniques and materials and creating breath-taking and beautiful art”.
If you live in the area, or will be visiting at that time or you have family and friends there, I hope you’ll go see this exhibit of “beautiful art”. It will certainly be worth your while.
The call for this entry was specifically about water. It reads in part as follows:
Water: that transparent fluid that falls from the sky and makes up our streams, lakes and oceans and covers 71% of the earths surface…..While it can also be a source of recreational pursuits … it can also be a powerful source of destruction……..Works considered for inclusion in this exhibit will be judged based on originality, design, technique and craftsmanship.
I’ve created another of my Artwork in Progress videos based on “Whirlwind Thoughts”. If you’re not able to see the New Legacies exhibit, you can still get an idea of the creative process that went into making this piece.( I previously talked about the thought processes behind that piece here). Even if you go see the exhibition, this video will add dimension to your experience.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take as many work in progress photos while I was creating “Little Drops of Water” and “Splash.” so I couldn’t create “art in progress” videos for them, which means you definitely have to go see the Currents exhibit in Massachusetts 🙂
If you go see either New Legacies or Currents, I’d love you to share your photos with me.
Till next time, live creatively.