I sure had fun attending the opening reception for “Growth”, in Dunedin, FL. It was held at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center. It’s a beautiful facility with TONS of activities.
This is the view as you first step into the gallery. Impressive, right? It’s hard to tell in this photo but the walls are a very dark and deep blue-green.
The piece front and center was made by Susan Rienzo. All pieces were made by Florida members of SAQA, and specifically selected for this exhibit by juror Pamela Allen.
Working around the room, these are the first pieces you come to. Starting top left and going clockwise, they were made by Patricia Turner, Cathy Daffinee Heeter, Susan Lumsden, and Becky Stack.
Artists were asked to interpret the theme of growth in a variety of ways: urban, social, personal, organic, etc. I think the juror did a great job including a wide range of pieces.
Starting top left and going clockwise, the pieces below were made by Karol Kusmaul, Patricia Turner, and Suzanne Evenson.
This piece was made by Barbara Watler, and was created entirely by stitching. (All HAND stitching, I think.)
Check out this detail shot. Amazing, right?
The left piece below was made by Loree Jackson. The two on the right were made by Bobbi Baugh.
And here’s mine, on the left. Top to bottom, the two pieces on the right were made by Susanna Hotchkiss and Pamela Morris.
Here I am with my piece Dancing Toward the Sun.
Thus far I’ve only shown you about 1/3 of the pieces in this exhibit. More to come in future posts.
P.S. I’d love it if the artists shown would comment on this post and tell us more about their pieces, (including titles.)
P.P.S. There’s a lovely catalog for this exhibit, featuring all the pieces. Purchase info.