September 19, 2007

Color and Cloth: Redefining a Traditional Art Form

I know, it's been a while since I posted, but I have been extremely busy. So much to do . . . so little time. I suppose I could have started sooner, but as much as I hate to admit it, I work well under pressure. Deadlines seem to keep me focused. I have two shows I've been preparing for, one is at the Elverhoj Museum entitled "COLOR AND CLOTH: REDEFINING A TRADITIONAL ART FORM". The second show is an interactive ATC show entitled "Swapped Not Sold" at the Art from Scrap gallery.
Kathy and I had a lot of fun at our guild challenge last week. As usual, there were some fantastic quilts made. Pat made an elegant rendition of "Memoirs of a Geisha" using kimono's acquired on a vacation to Japan. Darilyn relived her childhood memories by making "Saturday Night at the Drive-In". She had a giant Godzilla on the big screen with silhouetted cars in the foreground. Very clever!
Kathy and I heard wonderful comments like "This was the best challenge ever" and "Everyone left with a smile on their face". What more can you ask for?
Bill Dear brought some fantastic props from movies and commercials he wrote and/or directed. What a great guy!
These are the skeletal remains of mommy and daddy. They are from a scary movie recently finished and waiting to be released.
You may remember "Vince", the crash dummy. Bill was the director of these commercials for eleven years.This "Meat Cleaver" was the most popular "prop" of the evening. Many people had their photo taken with this attached to their head. It has four metal rods that holds the cleaver in place.
It was great fun, but I'm glad it's over . . . It was a lot of work!