Friday, Oct. 5 was the opening reception for the show that Utah Surface Design Group has at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo. Not that I am that experienced at this, but I thought it went great! We had people in the gallery until we closed at 9 pm- including some that were obviously art students from either BYU or UVSC. Most of our membership lives in Salt Lake, but several made it down for the show- despite awful traffic. Me, I stayed the entire time, just loving the experience. Everything looked wonderful up, and it was nice how a group with such divergent styles could still put together a cohesive show. We had everything from woven items to art quilts to a ribbon weaving with light effects.
Here's DJ looking at the two pieces closest to the entrance.
The blue hanging on his left is by Chris Bramhall- it's screenprinted, and then stitched, and includes both cotton and silk. On his right is a handmade paper collage by Aubrey Anderson. She had three pieces in the show, each of them of a different fantasy persona that she has dreamed up. The detail on her pieces is incredible.
The three pieces that are hanging from the ceiling are all by Patti Pitts, who is in the middle of a year long study with Jane Dunnewold. The two front are complex cloth, the one furthest in the back also includes some applique and stitching. I'm just hoping to pick up a little bit of what she is learning by osmosis!
Even thought I've posted this before, I can't leave out a picture of me with one of my pieces.
Here's hoping this is just the first of many opening nights!!