Thursday, November 01, 2007
Halloween week in art
Elements in Blue, Doors and Shields was completed this week. It's headed to the Pickens Museum of Art and History this coming summer for Blues Chapel. Everything about this solo exhibition seems to be falling into place. I'm still thinking about Blues Bible, but the pages are all prepared and ready for collaging.
In the meantime, I've made another fifty or so ornaments. The first batch of forty will decorate a tree for a charity event. The next fifty was divided between the South Carolina Artisan Center and to the Sumter Gallery of Art gift shop. I plan to have this group available during Vista Lights, an annual downtown Columbia evening of arts. I probably won't sell many, but maybe later I could trade a few(?).
I've never really understood the trading that I see on-line. Frankly, it scares me. I don't get what the "back" is suppose to look like on an ATC or a postcard. I know the size for an ATC but what's the minimum/maximum size for a postcard? How are they mailed? Does one write on the back? Edging brings up an entire set of questions. Miniature quilts are another subject that I don't get...size, edges, hanging...?
Anyway, I'm now done with the ornaments, having more than I need. It was fun to make them and I enjoyed turning many of my backgrounds into something...anything...since a larger project didn't seem to materialize.
Also included with this post are a few photos from a silent auction/performance by Columbia City Jazz that was held last Sunday afternoon. Mathias once danced for a season with this group. He was nine or ten then. We've always supported them because of the diverse opportunities provided. Many of the students have earned college scholarships in dance. Over the years, the group has traveled to China, Bulgaria, Austria, and Singapore.
Below is Pam Harpootlian, a long time friend whose talented daughter Kate is currently trying to break into a dancing career in New York City, with Artistic Director Dale Lam. Dale's husband is on the sound system. The event was "kid friendly"...a Halloween party with dancing and bargains. Steve and I bought several items....all at very, very good prices.
I remember watching kids this age.....
who are now this age.....Ms. Holden (below) has three semesters left at USC...majoring in mathematics. She's one of the dancers that performed with Mathias when they were both in grade school!
Posted by Susan Lenz at 11:21 AM