The Guilford Art Center has closed its shop and re-opened the space as The ShopSPACE Gallery. For a lot of reasons...the economy being one of them I'm sure...this space will now be dedicated to regional artists' work. The Gallery Committee juries applicants' work for six week exhibitions throughout the year. The first reception is this Sunday, Feb. 7. For more info http://www.guilfordartcenter.org.
The ShopSPACE Gallery complements the existing Mill Gallery which is a larger, more formal space that hosts larger exhibits...like the recent SAQA Transformations.
In a space high above the entry to the Mill Gallery is this "Boats at Slack Tide". I think I am the only person I know that really likes it (if I do say so myself). I don't want to count the number of times it has been rejected by juried shows. It is a totally pieced work...only "we" can appreciate that. Hand dyes and some batik. Machine stitched.
This last photo is "Mountains of my Youth". Very simple. Japanese fabrics largely. Hand stitched.
Did I mention that the space
I'm assigned is the entry to the building? Hence, some odd hanging space: over the transom, over a window, over the guest registry. At least it's the first thing visitors see. I like that.