Gallery Opening 101

My aunt always said I was the one who would jump into the deep end of the pool.  Not during swimming lessons at the local pool, of course — there, I was nearly always the last one in, and hated every minute of the mandatory summer lessons.  But when it comes to things that really interest me,  I am apt to go ‘from zero to sixty’ very quickly.  So I guess it’s no surprise that when I attended my first gallery opening the other day, I was there as one of the artists!

It was a delight to meet and mingle with the other artists, including the lovely and talented Karen Henderson, our Vermont representative for the Surface Design Association.  Karen’s hand-woven fiber art uses many surface design techniques to achieve subtle color and rich texture.   We’re shown here with Karen’s  After the Rain, a stunning piece which graced the postcards for this show, but is even more amazing in real life!

Karen Henderson, VT SDA Rep & MJ Russell

"Fearless" and "Fire in the Soul" (art quilts by MJ Russell, center)

"Timeless" & "UnBlock" (art quilts by MJ Russell, right rear wall)

As a former basket weaver I also loved the sculptural baskets by Tamara Wight.  Notice two wonderful baskets by Tamara in the center of the photo at the right, but you’ll delight  in discovering more all around the gallery if you stop by for a visit!

The fiber art exhibit at Creative Space Gallery runs through November 13, 2010.  Current gallery hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are listed on the Gallery’s web site.  I hope you get a chance to stop by!


7 thoughts on “Gallery Opening 101

  1. Hi MJ,

    What great pics of Creative Space Gallery! I just love their space, and how they hung this show.

    🙂 It was such fun to meet you there, and get to talk a bit.

    Your work is really great, really I need to get the photo of your piece up on the SDA blog! I’m so running behind lately. Oh, and I’ll link your blog here to there also.

    Thanks for including me on your blog!
    🙂 Karen

    • You’re welcome, Karen, and thank you!! It was a treat to meet you as well. I did get to check out the new show at the gallery – fluid landscapes. Big bold color- just gorgeous!

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