An Artful WeekendNovember 15, 2010
Its been an artful weekend! In the company of fellow artists creativity has been flowing.
Saturday was a great day at Art of the Carolinas! As a volunteer, I manned the Visual Art Exchange (VAE) table for four hours along with Tunde Afolayan Famous and Victoria Carpenter. Both talented artists whose work explodes with color, I enjoyed learning about their work and Raleigh’s art scene. I am inspired!
It was a pleasure to share information about VAE. A great organization, VAE’s mission is to support emerging artists. Located in downtown Raleigh, VAE is perfectly placed to show your work to the public. Monthly group exhibits in the main gallery, along with four new feature artists in the front gallery, keep fresh work available to patrons. Regular events, lectures and workshops provide business knowledge, skills and support to artists. VAE is the one group that every artist should belong to.
We met so many nice people at the event. The table next to us was staffed by my old friends from Carolina Mixed Media Artist Guild. A few years ago, members of the group comprised a test group for my workshop Cultural Cloth. Their work continues to inspire other students at the workshop blog. It was so nice to see Roberta, Michelle and the other talented mixed media artists again, and to talk about the fabulous art they are making.
The show also provided a great opportunity to share my work and publicize Cultural Cloth and the upcoming Creative Cruisin’ with Cultural Cloth cruise to the Southern Caribbean. It was a lot of fun discussing technique and process with the variety of people attending Art of the Carolinas.
During the event, I demonstrated stitching and beading this small art quilt: Josie Girl. Recently, I took this photo of my granddaughter that begged to become art. She needs a bit more stitching and beading, but I couldn’t wait to share. I think I’ll make a larger piece from the same image. Josie has infinite possibilities. What do you think?
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