Sunday, August 12, 2007

First Show for New Orleans Fiber Artists

Saturday night there was a reception at the Dutch Alley Artist's Co-Op as part the French Quarter art galleries celebration of "Dirty Linen Night." A week ago the Julia Street art galleries had "White Linen Night." A group of artists known as the New Orleans Fiber Artists (NOFA) coordinated their first show at the co-op. The co-0p artists graciously provided space for the exhibition and invited the NOFA to participate in the "Dirty Linen Night" celebration. Due to space limitations most of NOFA participants, including myself, only hung one piece. I've posted photos of the show, the reception and Dutch Alley on my blog pic journal.

The collage I entered was created prior to Hurricane Katrina. In March of '05, I attended the National Art Education Association Convention in Boston. At a presentation on collage artist Hannah Höch, I was given a cellophane bag containing fancy papers, crepe papers and magazine images plus some foil die cuts depicting Noah's Ark and animals. The presenter then instructed us to go back home and each of us make a collage. She also requested that each of us e-mail her a jpeg of our final pieces.

Below is the collage I made. The words "we see" were part of an ad included in the bag of stuff. So, that made for a natural title, "We See." The show is only up through August 22.

collage, 17.5" x 24"

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