Sunday, September 23, 2012

Jamaica Plain Open Studios @ JP Knit and Stitch

It has been a thoroughly busy past few weeks for me ~ 
8 Visions at the Attleboro Arts Museum, 'Upon Further Consideration' with David Lang at Regis College and this weekend - I had the pleasure of performing 'insatiable' at  JP Knit and Stitch for the Jamaica Plain Open Studios. And once I got to this lovely store I realized that this was exactly what the doctor ordered for this overly committed artist!! 

 Genevieve Day of JP Knit and Stitch has created a dreamy haven for anyone interested in any type of handiwork (beautiful fabrics and divine yarns). For this weekend I had been invited to perform with 'insatiable' and I had two heavenly days crocheting and talking to their wonderful clientele .  I also introduced a large selection of dresscards and dressmats which were quite nicely received!! 

On top of all that fun, this weekend we introduced my Organic Crocheting Workshop that I will be teaching at JP Knit and Stitch on November 4th.  I am thinking this will be a perfect way to spend the first day of daylight saving ~ sitting in this cozy spot and freely crocheting, seeing where your hook will lead you.  Check out the class posting on their site and join me for this meditative and relaxing afternoon.

So all in all this was a wonderful weekend which I would like to share . . . 
my wonderful space int he shop - love my creatures in their windows!!
one of my 5x7 dressmats
one of the dresscards that i made especially for jp Knits ;) 
an eager visitor who really wanted to get into the spirit of the piece!
another fan of 'insatiable' who even crocheted onto the piece
dressed and ready to feed the beast
and now I am a bit prepared for the Natick Artists Open Studios
for that weekend i'll be in my studio @ 25 Washington St. 
Natick Artists Open Studios
October 20 & 21, 2012
noon - 5 pm

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Laboring on Labor Day

This Labor Day weekend I was working hard with fellow artist David Lang to install our current two person exhibit at Regis College's Carney Gallery
"Upon Further Consideration: what tells a story"
Opening Reception is this Saturday, Sept. 8th, 4-7pm

'continuum . . .' (detail) David A. Lang
This is an exciting show who both of us for so many reasons.   

First, it is such an honor to be working with Steve Hall at Carney Gallery, and to be exhibiting in this lovely gallery space. 

Also David and I are also so pleased to be revisiting our two person show from last year at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA. It was during the SSAC exhibit that we witnessed how our pieces speak to each other.  

'raw' (2011-2012) organic crochet
And lastly, we are both debuting new pieces (especially David) which always adds an extra pinch of exhilaration to an opening. Here are some installation shots ~ 

The show runs from now until October 27th, with the opening reception this Saturday, September 8, 4-7pm. And for you who are keeping track, Saturday is also the Gallery talk for the 8 Visions exhibit at the Attleboro Arts Museum ~  
Saturday, Sept 8th: Gallery Talk, 2-4pm.  Free and open 

Hope to see you at one of these exciting venues - it all promises to be inspiring and entertaining!!