Sunday, August 16, 2009

New England Wax at the ICA in Boston


Yesterday New England Wax met at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston.  I had never been there before.  The drive was an easy 25 minutes from Woburn on a Sunday.  The museum building is very interesting and includes a wide set of wooden stairs/seats on the harbor side.  People walking or running down by the water would stop in and sit on the stairs and look out to the harbor. 
Here is the view from the side of the building:

As you can see, it was a beautiful day.  We met in lobby and then went to see the last day of the Shepard Fairey exhibition.  It was extraordinary and investigating his layering methodology worth
the trip. Some of the pieces were on canvas or wood and filled a wall in one of the rooms.  We had lunch at the Water Cafe, outdoors, on a shaded porch with a soft sea breeze.  When lunch was over we had out meeting on the steps I spoke about earlier.
Here are two pictures from the meeting:
There is Kim Bernard in front.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

In Lowell during the Quilt Festival

I have been very pleased to have a piece in the "The Fabrication of Imagination" exhibit at the ALL Gallery in Lowell, MA.  Every piece in the show explores the boundaries of using fiber in art.

Saturday was the busiest day during the Lowell Quilt Festival and I spent time with many friends and met a lot of new quilters as well.  In the morning, I went to the SAQA regional meeting at the New England Quilt Museum, where Rosemary Hoffenberg gave a wonderful slide show.  Then to lunch with Rosemary, Sandy Donabed and Silvia Einstein.  Then I went to the reception at the ALL Gallery, and on to the reception for the quilt exhibiton at The Brush Gallery.  A great day.

My piece, "Missing" is an encaustic using a vintage baby dress.


Here are some other images from the reception yesterday.


Banners by Cornelia Jutta Forster, which wafted through the air surrounding you as you entered the gallery.



Directly to the left and in the center, stitched wonders by Laura Sapelly, who I had not seen for awhile.  The huge bag "Excess Baggage" by Susan Webber is truly wonderful. 


Extraodinary dresses by Virginia Fitzgerald, on the far wall pieces by Linda Dunn and Merill Comeau and
Linda Dunn.  The case holds beautiful jewelry knitted from copper wire by Alessandrina Costa.