Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hanging Threads

At the beginning of the month, I had the thrill of opening a new show of my work, "Hanging Threads" at the Leslie Powell Art Gallery in Lawton, Oklahoma. The number of guests attending the opening night reception overwhelmed me because it was the Fourth of July weekend. The gallery was packed with people who also bought 13 pieces of my wall art. I am grateful as well as terrifically pleased.

It is a grand personal experience to see one’s work hanging as a collection, a body of work, in a gallery setting. The carefully arranged lighting further enhanced the appearance and "glamour" of each piece. There is no equivalent emotion that I can think of at this moment, which can relate my feelings of accomplishment and yes, pride.

Although I was excited and happy with each piece I carefully chose to hang in this show, I really, really liked my Garden Series. Each was a small window into the secrets of a garden and mounted for presentation in such a way that apparently appealed to others. Six of the "views" sold.

I was equally thrilled with "Lakota Shield" (left), it looked fabulous under the lights, as did "White Feathers" (right).

The show will continue until September 1, 2010 in the Leslie Powell Gallery, 620 D Ave., Lawton Ok, M-F Noon-4pm. During this show only, appointments can be made to visit the gallery on a Saturday by calling (580) 357-9526.