Yesterday was such a fun day! We headed out to Salmon Arm about 5:15pm to get there about 6:30. We had a quick coffee with some friends before heading to the gallery for the opening. The show was busy! There were lots of people, some great piano music, yummy snacks, and a LOT of beautiful art to look at. This year there was a lot more variety of art in the space. They had beautiful fabric sculptures, mixed media work, felted pieces, glassware, stained glass, embroidered prints, ironworks, pen and ink, and of course, paintings done in acrylic and watercolour. People are so talented, and make such beautiful stuff! It’s really cool to see how people use their talents too – I mean, the felted fibre art was gorgeous. The artist had somehow dyed the felted pieces and then embroidered pictures into the work. For example, there was one with an underwater theme, so the felt had been dyed beautiful teals, blues and greens, and then the bottom blended into some rich browns. The embroidery was done so that the browns were outlined into rocks, and here and there, there was some pink embroidery in the shape of clams and seashells. Some green had been used to make some seaweed. This year, there seemed to be a theme of birds.
It’s fun to see my work up in a professional space. When my paintings are hung up straight on a stark white wall and the lighting has been tweaked just so, the bright colours really stand apart. The reds look “redder,” the blues more vibrant. They look really good! The gallery put them up in sets of three and four, amongst other works. (Last year everyone had a specific spot where their art was … this year everyone’s work was mingled) I liked the groupings that were made for them. It looked great, and I felt happy to be a part of the show. The only downside was that we had an 1 1/2 hour drive home afterwards. Oh well.
Oh! By the way, if you aren’t able to go to the show, here are the pictures I put in the gallery:
Christmas Movie: Home Alone 2 (We’re almost finished!)
Jesse Tree Day 4: Gen 12:1-7, 15:1-6 – God’s Promise to Abraham