Sunday, May 18, 2014

Fiber 577 and Angelwood Gallery

I just learned that one of my quilts has been juried in Fiber 577 at The 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, OH.  Since I grew up in Ohio, and continue to spend part of every summer there, this is especially sweet.

"Aerial View" by Mary Lachman 

The mission on The 577 Foundation is "to expose the community to the most relevant regional artists who display exceptional creativity in the field of fiber and fiber-influenced mixed media, from the exquisitely crafted traditional to the groundbreaking experimental."

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The show is June 7th and 8th this year with a post-show exhibit at the Angelwood Gallery in downtown Grand Rapids, Ohio from June 19-July 31, 2014.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Just Back from Alexandria

I was luck enough to attend SAQA 25th Anniversary Conference this past weekend in Alexandria, VA and had a great time making new friends and talking with old ones.

The artist speed dating was something new for me. We had about 90 seconds to explain to the other 9 people at the table your "who-what-how" or in other words, what you create and why.  By the time I had switched tables 3 times I almost had it down, but then it was over. LOL! I should practice ahead of time, next time.

Alexandria was beautiful once the rain stopped on Thursday morning and the flood waters receded.

The workshops and platform presentations were inspirational, but in my mind the highlight of the trip was the exhibit "TARNISH" at VisArt in Rockville, MD and "RADICAL ELEMENTS" at Montgomery College in Silver Springs, MD.
"Copper" at Radical Elements exhibit

Shibori dyeing pieces at "Tarnish"
Before we headed out to the exhibits
Left to right: Morna, me, Christine, Carol, Lesley

A close up from "Tarnish" exhibit

Close-up of Deidre Adams work at "Tarnish"

Waterfront King Street

Waterfront Potomac River

The gardens of Alexandria