Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It's About Time

Lifting fabric from the dye bath • ©2011 Mike Hagerty

My dear family and friends,
Thank you for your patience with me these past two months while I was working on a large, 10' by 8', commission for the JB Hunt headquarters lobby in Lowell, Arkansas. I know I haven't been in contact with you as much as I would like and I appreciate your understanding. 

Ironing • ©2011 Don House Photoworks

This project was the largest and most complicated I have ever attempted and also had the tightest deadline. The piece, From There to Here, was installed today and I am very relieved! I promise there will be photos of the finished piece on this blog towards the end of the month.

Lots of new scarves • ©2011 Jennifer Libby Fay

Tomorrow I leave for Minneapolis to attend a Surface Design Association Conference and a workshop. I am really looking forward to being inspired and seeing good friends. If you are in Minneapolis on Friday night, June 10th, please stop by the Radisson University Hotel between 6 and 10 pm and say hello. I will be participating in a trunk show, along with other textile artists—there will be lots of new scarves to see!

Through a Narrow Place • 20" x 20" • Dye on Cloth • ©2011 Jennifer Libby Fay

I will return to Arkansas around the 20th—just in time to put the finishing touches on my solo show, Through a Narrow Place, an exhibition of abstract contemporary textile paintings that considers the miracle of hope and inspiration experienced after a time of transition. The show, which opens July 6th, will be at the Fayetteville Underground, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. There will be an opening reception, Thursday, July 7th from 5 to 8 pm. Please consider this your special invitation—I would love to see you!

Words cannot express how much your phone calls, emails and comments of encouragement and support mean to me. I am truly grateful for each of you. Some of you I have known all my life and some I have never even met, but I know I am blessed to have each of you in my life—you make my world better. Thank you…

Much love,