Monday, September 1, 2014

Still more fiber at Morehead

More of the fiber pieces I liked at the Bluegrass Biennial, unfortunately no longer on exhibit:

Marti Plager, Crawling Along

Barrett Shaw, Mandelbrot Set Crop Circle (detail below)

Plus two other pieces that I fell in love with and have to show you, even though they're not fiber.

Larry May, Up On Black Mountain  (detail below)

The line of trees in front of the oil-painted mountain is a rusty saw blade.

Steve Armstrong, Heartland (detail below)

Yes, you're allowed to turn the crank and some of the little guys work (especially suitable for Labor Day).

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

More fiber art at Morehead

Some more fiber art from the Bluegrass Biennial in Morehead KY:

Joanne Weis, Floyd's Fork Wildflowers (detail below)

Cathy Vigor, Moon View (details below)

Constance Grayson, Stamen (detail below)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Just for a change...

The Bluegrass Biennial is an all-mediums juried show held at Morehead State University in Morehead KY, and I have been privileged to have work accepted into it several times.  Wednesday night was the reception and gallery talk by the juror, Andrea Fisher, who is gallery director at Transylvania University in Lexington.

Before she talked about individual pieces in the show, she gave us her three main observations about the show:  "One: we have amazing fiber art in Kentucky!"

That's right, her first and foremost observation had to do with fiber art!  What a refreshing change from the usual case in which fiber art takes a back seat to the paintings and sculptures!

In this show, fiber art was definitely in the front seat.  Thirteen of fifty pieces in the show were fiber; best in show went to a handwoven piece by Dobree Adams.

Dobree Adams, MUSUBI (Engaging the Power of Creativity)

Here are some of the other fiber pieces in the show:

Pat DaRif, Other (detail below)

Christine Levitt, Stones and Strings (detail below)

Deborah Levine, Your Slip Is Showing (detail below)

I'll show you more work tomorrow.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Photo suite 139 -- the geraniums of Tuscany

I know that Tuscany is famous for its fields of sunflowers, but in the towns geraniums are everywhere.