Monday, February 13

Announcing Solo Exhibit!

Today I hung my solo exhibit at the Speer Gallery of the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA. On display are about 20 embroideries and watercolors made over the past two years, all related to the urban environment. It is quite a privilege to exhibit in this venue. Considering that it is part of a K-12 school, the caliber of the work and the artists they bring in is on par with college galleries. The school is right across the street from Bryn Mawr college.
 I was concerned that I wouldn't have enough work to fill the space, especially when I walked in and saw the incredibly high ceilings! However, everything fit perfectly, and there are even a few double-hung pieces. The artwork is hung a bit higher than I normally would, but the ceiling height kind of demands it, and there is concern for the amount of student traffic through the space every day (every hour!).
 I've spent the last 2 days and nights framing everything! Originally I was planning on T-pinning the fiber pieces, but I found some great frames. That final touch really sets off the work well and gives them a certain bold presence. Otherwise, they would get lost on those huge walls! Only the larger embroideries that had been bound were left unframed, and are mounted onto a bar with velcro.
There will be a Coffee Hour Reception on Thursday, February 23rd from 9:15-10:30 with myself and the arts committee to which all are welcome. The gallery is open Mon-Fri during school  hours 8:30-4:30, and the exhibit will be up through March 23rd, 2012.
In addition to this exhibit, I also have a piece in the Heart Print show at Fleisher Art Memorial Works on Paper gallery. There will be a reception for that show this Friday, February 17th (my birthday!) from 5:30-7:30 pm.