I feel like I have been the absent friend of late, and I owe my friends an apology. Committing to a show of this size in The Forum at the Defoor Centre has taken up ALOT of my time, and I have not been keeping in touch with people as I should. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about my friends, I just haven’t been communicating. I promise, when this show is up, I am going to be back!!!! I might even socialize again!!!
Jill Kettles, of Scribbles Studios contacted me last year and asked if I wanted to do a show in the Forum. I readily agreed. The Forum is a fairly large space and I knew I had alot of work to do. I wanted to paint larger for awhile and had been collecting canvases. This was the opportunity to do this and work on larger works in a couple of series. Because the room has dividers, I feel I can hang 2-3 series and still make it look cohesive.
Because of Jill’s expertise with PR, she has managed to get the show listed on the following:
Atlanta Skirt Magazine
as well as the Northside Neighbor (which didn’t have a link).
Jill was able to get Ike Stubblefield as the musical guest. He has played with people such as Eric Clapton, B.B.King, Boz Scaggs, The Pointer Sisters among others.
So – what do I have ready to show at this?
Here are 24 pieces that are finished, except some of them still need wires and the edges finished. The largest piece here is 36×48 – my largest piece yet.
Shown here are 14 pieces that are finished, but will be photographed prior to hanging.
Here are the framed pieces – 14 in all. I have 2 additional pieces to be framed – 16 in all.
Three pieces in progress, and yes – I am using hula oops and baking pans!!!!
And – I have a few more I have begun that have been drying by the gardenia bush – which as you can see is in full bloom.
The reception is on June 19th – 2-4p, and is open to the public at the Defoor Art Center, located at 1710 Defoor Avenue, Atlanta, Ga. I really believe this opening will be fun!!!! Not only will the entertainment be great, I think the refreshments will be worth the trip – and – – – The Defoor Art Center is haunted!