Archive for March, 2008

And A Good Time Was Had By All

Posted in General on March 10th, 2008

The opening reception for the exhibit at the Latimer was a grand success and lots of fun. I arrived early and watched the folks on the reception committee set up food and drink, and then the artists started to arrive. We had the Passle of Passionate Portlanders (Gerrie, Terry and June) with their loyal Posse (husbands) in tow, and the (Whidbey) Island Girls (Jan, Beth and Arlene) with their entourage! All of them submitted to being interviewed before the exhibit opened at noon. The Latimer received a grant to have a CD made to document six shows, and this was the last one they had funding for. The CD will play on a small TV set in the hall during the exhibit so visitors can hear these ladies talk about their work.

Changing our clocks caused a bit of consternation, when the expected crowds didn’t show up at noon. But by 2:00, the place was rocking! Toward the end of the opening, a number of board members showed up, and I had the opportunity to talk with them about the exhibit and how it came about. (I learned from Laurie that they have an almost all new board, so they were on a learning curve.) Then at the end of the afternoon, it was time to do my interview for the CD.

I had taken a few pictures of the exhibit before it was open, but was too tired to do anything about it last night. I’ll see what I can do about that when I land home. In the meantime, both Geri and Terry have posted pictures on their blogs:

http://www.gericondesigns.com/weblog/

http://andsewitgoes.blogspot.com/2008/03/its-good-to-be-green.html

And here’s the link for ordering the CD that Van created of the entire exhibit:

http://www.larkinart.com/exhibits/latimer/index.html

The Show Is Up!

Posted in General on March 3rd, 2008

“It’s Good to be Green” is hung and looking fabulous at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center.  My friend Karen and I arrived at 9 a.m. to meet the “hanging committee”.  Two hours later, we were done and headed down the road for lunch at the Blue Heron French Cheese Factory.  The “lighting guy” was due later in the day to adjust the overhead lights to better show the work.

The exhibit looks great, and the committee had nothing but compliments for both the visual impact and the caliber of the technical aspects of the work.  Hooray!

Karen and I spent the rest of the day driving in the rain to investigate the variety of discount book stores, an antique mall, and the Goodwill!  Then we went to Safeway for provisions and had dinner in our motel room.  It’s going to be a quiet evening of books and beading before we venture out tomorrow.  Hopefully we will have a little better weather.