GETTING READY FOR A SHOW AND AN APOLOGY TO MY FRIENDS

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:
Pressitt
Atlanta Skirt Magazine
Atlanta Planet 
eventful
11 ALIVE
as well as the Northside Neighbor (which didn’t have a link).

I’m excited to be showing with several of my friends (we all have separate rooms), Laura Parker and Tina Ciranni, as well as Lisa Stevens and Ruth Gogel.

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!

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