The Ties That Bind Exhibition

Yesterday afternoon, Deb, Dennis and I went to the exhibition opening of The Ties That Bind at The Bigfork Art and Cultural Center. The exhibition is open until September 28th so if you are in the area, go check it out! My local art group members all had entries into the show.

These are Deb’s entries. She uses mixed media and hand stitching to create her work.

Here are Louise’s pieces. She uses a variety of methods such as rust dyeing, eco printing and other dyeing processes.

This is a photo of Paula’s work. She used a variety of ink and paint on paper and fabric.

Here’s my work. These are wool paintings with hand and machine stitching.

And last, but not least, these are Sally’s. Sally is an art quilter, the one on the top left includes rose petals behind sheer fabric.

I didn’t take photos of the entire show but there is some other cool work. Our group is having another exhibition next month at The Purple Pomegranate in conjunction with Whitefish Gallery Nights.


Packing for Exhibition and a Sketch

I spent most of the day packing all my stuff up for my last art and design class and exhibition. I was trying to keep the amount down but I am not sure how well I succeeded.

Here’s the pile of stuff I am taking. Of course this doesn’t include any clothing or personal items. Just art stuff. The pile is at least four feet tall. Hopefully, everything will fit into the truck!

Here’s a sketch I drew last week. It is of a succulent plant that is in my window. I wanted to highlight just the plant. And I used a water soluble graphite pencil for this one. I like the smooth tones it gives you when you wet it down with a brush.

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Waterlilies Exhibition

My class had its opening for our exhibition at The Purple Pomegranate on Thursday, September 5th. We had quite a few people in and some that were quite interested in the work.

Patti's WorkWe had a divider set up, Patti Old’s work on one side and mine on the other. This photo shows some of Patti’s work.

My WorkAnd here’s my work on the other side.

Lynette and Nancy's WorkThen in the back corner, Nancy Drake’s work was on the left and Lynette Barne’s work was on the back wall.

Nancy's WorkHere’s a bit better photo of Nancy’s work.

Lynette's WorkAnd Lynette’s work. We had our notebooks and stitched books laid out on the tables so people could look through them.

Chatting with VisitorsThere was quite a bit of chatting about the work and how it was made.

Lynette and CharleyThe husband’s were all at the exhibition as well. This is Lynette talking to Charley, Nancy’s husband.

Dick Enjoying the ShowAnd this is Dick, Patti’s husband.

Dinner at My HouseThe night before the exhibition, I had everyone over to the house for dinner. We had a great time and it was so much fun to see everyone again.