Friday, November 8, 2013

'breaking open' is closing this weekend ~

'tethered and torqued' works so well in the space
The count down has begun . . . 'breaking open' at Fountain Street Fine Art will close on Sunday! 

I am sad this exhibit will be closing because I am very proud of how the pieces came together.  

And there are some of my pieces that are more like installations and which work very well in this space, and I appreciate that they won't be exhibited like this again.  

But it has been a great run.  I have had heard lovely comments from those who have been able to make it to the gallery.  

In fact a fellow artist, Catherine Carter, brought her Framingham State classes to the exhibit, and then wrote an insightful review on her blog.

students making notes 
Here is a section from Carter's post:
The most impressive takeaway from our visit, and the one which I think will provide an ongoing memory for the class, is Virginia's creative approach to LIFE. It was apparent from this exhibit that every day is an adventure to her. New artistic ideas are always flashing through her mind, new expressive possibilities are always suggesting themselves to her, and she is always seeking new methods and materials to communicate her ideas and visions. Her open-mindedness and free spirit are inspiring, especially to these college students whose lives at this stage are increasingly suffocated by deadlines, requirements, and responsibilities. It's important to remind them that one of the reasons we are here (The Reason, in my book) is the need to savor the sensuous, impractical events in our lives, and our field trip experience today provided that example.

And besides Catherine's wonderful words about the show, she asked her students to pick one of the pieces and write their reaction to it.  I am so curious to reads their thoughts.

Also last night I hosted an evening gathering at the gallery, which, despite the cold and rainy weather was well attended.  It was a great group of visitors with great interest and wonderful questions, and I am all too happy to discuss the work, my thoughts and my processes.  

Thank you to all that stopped by last night.

So, if you want to experience the exhibit,
it will still be  up and open for to more days.  
The gallery's hours are :
Friday 11-5pm
Saturday 11-5pm
Sunday 11-5pm.
and by appointment

And if you need extra incentive ~ I am gallery sitting Saturday afternoon from 2-5pm.  

Then as of 5pm Sunday I pack it up and make room for Fountain Street's next exhibit: Natural Selection. Hope you can stop by . . . 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

going out with a bang!!!!

'tethered and torqued' detail
Incredibly 'breaking open' ends this sunday!!! Yes, a month has past, and although it feels as if I was just installing the work; this Sunday evening I will be packing 'tethered and torqued', rocks and all, back into my van.  All in the life of being an artists, which is all good.

But before this exhibit rides off into the sunset, there is still a chance to experience the show.
 Fountain Street Fine Art will be open its regular hours:
Gallery Hours Thursday - Sunday 11-5 and by appointment (508-879-4200)

And to add to the fun ~ we are hosting an evening reception tomorrow, Thursday Nov. 7, 5:30-8pm, for those who can't make it during daytime hours.  I appreciate this is a very busy time for folks so I hope to make it easy for people to stop by.  Because my work is more installation and if one gets to the gallery one gets the 'experience' of the work, which photographs can't convey.

So if you are in the area, please join us

 ‘break open’ the champagne- celebration;
‘break open’ a geode-exploration, discovery;
‘break open’ the safe- intrusion, violation;
‘break open’ a case-success, achievement.

‘breaking open’  ~ a provocative exhibit, by two mixed media artists, intended to ‘break’ or prompt a reexamination of old ideas or beliefs.

' breaking open’ comes to a close this weekend!!
but there is still time to come experience
this exhibit/ installation by
Virginia Fitzgerald & Anne Gilson
Join us, this Thursday, November 7th, 5:30 – 8pm
for an evening reception of wine and good conversation.
Artist Virginia Fitzgerald will be there to chat about the work.
Also the gallery will be open its regular hours:
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
** Virginia will be gallery sitting 2-5pm

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
@ 5 ~the show is over!
we hope you can stop by & thank you!!
Fountain Street Fine Art
59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Phone:(508) 879-4200
'metamorphosis' in front, 'tethered and torqued' in background