Monday, October 08, 2007

the opening

was great! the few photos i took don't even begin to do it justice. the gallery space is wonderful. the work was great. but the best thing for me was visiting with the people there!

it's always great to talk to Sue Galliano, and Sidney Wilder, the driving forces behind the Grand Isle art exhibit; they've done a fantastic job putting together a first class exhibit and focusing attention on the plight of our disappearing coastline.

and i finally got to meet Cynthia Scott in person! we've been connected through the Surface Design Association for many years and have corresponded but had never actually met. once we did, it was easy to see the connection.. that's me with the striped shoes.

i was just sorry i hadn't put my black and white striped earrings on! i love the vessels she had on display. anyone from the gulf coast will recognize the raw material used to create this piece:


i hope to be able to get to the Carrol Gallery for the current exhibit to see more of her work.

here is a shot i took of the Very Large window that looks out onto the city. as crowded as it was i can't believe i didn't get any people in there. to get an idea of the scale, i had to stand on tippie toes to reach the top of the partition on the left.

and on the side you cannot see in this photo is my tryptich, the longest year.


all in all it's a really worthwile exhibit. if you're in the area between now and the end of november i urge you to stop in and see it in person.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Joanie San Chirico said...

Claive,

Looks like a great space, and JUST LOOK at you! You look fantastic.

Wish I were closer.. and what are those sculptures made of?

4:32 PM  
Blogger cfent said...

thanks! i feel great!
the blue vessel is made from the lovely blue tarps that covered roofs down here.
the long horizontal piece in front of the window is branches wrapped around a wonderful frosted glass open "tube". there is some really nice sculptural work in this exhibit.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

So who is the impossibly stylish impostor you hired to wear your striped shoes?

8:07 AM  
Blogger cfent said...

didn't know i could clean up so well did you??

8:49 AM  
Blogger Rayna said...

Woo,Claive - a glamour shot!! You look great.
hugs, R.

9:23 AM  
Blogger judy coates perez said...

Congrats on the show Claire!

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Gerrie said...

It is so good to have you posting again. You look mah-velous!! I want to get up close and personal with your tryptich.

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Susie Monday said...

What a great tryptich. I looked closer on the website so I could see a detail. Your cloth is beautifully done. I would love to include it in a reference slideshow (with attribution of course) for a class I teach on "text on the surface."

3:31 PM  

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