Friday, November 18, 2011

opening night of my exhibition, Directions


Last night was the opening of the exhibition, Directions, that features three of my quilts and photographs of the places that inspired their designs. We had a great turnout! I tried to get Aidan and Olivia to pose in front of my Yield quilt for a photo.




But, that is apparently too much to ask a three and five year old to do, especially after 5 pm.




Although I did manage to coerce Olivia into posing for a photo by herself in front of it.



In addition to my Yield quilt, I also had two others on display, including this small one above. This quilt was inspired by a painted crosswalk sign on a street near our house.




And my Cross Ties quilt. I think it looks really striking on the wall, epsecially next to the work by painter Mareen Holub.




Here's a detail of one of her pieces. They are gorgeous, large scale mixed medias on panel.




Also included in the exhibition is Jennifer Grote, who makes these really stunning assemblages.




As well as the work of John Humphries, who creates these complex works on paper.



And last, but not least, photographs by David Rosenthal. Gorgeous.




It was honestly kind of surreal to have my work included in an exhibition. My husband is a painter and so I'm used to going to his openings, but I never really thought I'd have things of my own in a show. It's very exciting though! I felt a little weird talking about my work (like I always do) but it was really well received. A few people even asked why my quilts weren't listed for sale! All in all, it was a great night, and I'm grateful to Steven Clark, the curator of the show, for asking me to be included in the exhibition.

10 comments:

Heide said...

So cool to see your work up on display! Congrats!

Esch House Quilts said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Danielle said...

Congratulations Heather! sorry I missed it.

pasqueflower said...

Congratulations! An awesome exhibit.

pat sloan said...

Heather what an exciting moment and your work is amazing... congrats my sweet!

Cheryl Arkison said...

They look amazing! Congratulations.

Lyanna L. said...

Congrats on your show! What an exciting evening -- your work is stunning, great job.

nerdysewist said...

Congratulations on the exhibition. Your quilts are so lovely. ~Kristina

Jean said...

This is so exciting. Sorry I missed the opening. You do beautiful work. You should be proud of where your talents take you.

Paula Prass said...

You must be so proud!! I know I am. I love these.

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