Saturday, April 4, 2009
"Just Picked" The Rest of the Story!
You may remember my collage piece that I titled Fresh Picked and then submitted for jury for an art show titled Feast For the Eyes. the show opened last night and my piece was indeed hanging with all of the rest of the chosen works! WHOOOOO HOOOOO!! I was so excited!! It ws a beautiful Spring evening in Fredericksburg and so many arts patrons and enthusiasts were out and about visiting all of teh local galleries to take in all of the new shows. each First Friday of the month all of the glaleries in town are open late with their new offerings. It makes afor a truely fun and creative evening walking from place to place with lots of wonderful art to view and lots of like minded folks to view it with!!!! I was also thrilled to see lots of Obama t shirts and hats and several black shirts studded with rhinestones that spelled out Obama!! So cool to see such fabulous enthusiasm for the Arts and For our Firs Family!!!! Fredericksburg was the heart of the Confederacy at one time , don't forget!!!!Back to art!
Here is my piece hanging below a wonderful photographic piece by artist Milvi Gill. Her Easter Egg altered photo took Third Prize.
Just Picked was amidst fine company!!!
I was very pleased with the placement of the piece with the excellent lighting. It wass very easy to see all of the layers involved in the collage aspects of the piece. No one has purchased it yet- the show hangs for a month- if it is not bought I will be just as glad as I would really like to have the piece to start building my body of work and it would look great in our kitchen!!
Another aspect of this fun evening was the Edible Art part of the show. Several artists entered art made with food! It was all on display and the visitors picked the favorite and then all of the entries were eaten!!!
This piece titled the Garden of Eatin' was the crowd favorite. Everything is made form food and veggies and the stream is made by melting Jolly Rancher candy and shaping the melted goo when it was hot!!
I had a very hard time deciding which was my favorite! I had two. This piece was amazing to me as it was created by two boys both under age ten!!
I think taht next time , they might want to consider having age categories and give a specail prize for young artists under ten or twelve!!!
My other favorite definately spoke to my whimsical, irreverant side. I don't remember the name fot he piece and the picture is not that great (sorry) but it was wonderful! I am sure that you will agree!!
So if you are ever in the area of Fredericksburg near the First Friday of the month, be sure to linger longer to take in all of the fun and fabulous art of Art Walk On First Fridays!!! It is definately worth the trip!!