EXCITING GOOD NEWS
I am so very please to have been asked to display mosaics in my very own exhibit! I can still hardly believe itÃ¯Â¿Â½& pinching myself to be sure I am not dreaming.
A couple of weeks ago, I was approached by the local director of our cityÃ¯Â¿Â½s Carnegie Cultural Center (who hosts temporary exhibits focusing on the arts) and asked if I would be interesting in putting together a display of mosaics after hearing from someone in the community about what I am doing! I invited her to my studio (my basement!) to see what I was working on and once there she asked if I could come up with enough pieces to have my own exhibit.
So I have been scrambling the past two weeks, finishing up several projects and begging friends and family to loan pieces I have done in the past for a two-month display/show. I asked how many I would need and her reply wasÃ¯Â¿Â½the more the better. I came up with about 50 pieces and my husband and I trucked everything we could last Sunday evening to the center.
Yesterday I received a call from her asking me to stop in to see what she had finished so farÃ¯Â¿Â½. Oh my goodness! I was ecstatic-it looks fabulous. She even has my name on the sign out frontÃ¯Â¿Â½in lights! (at night) It is a real exhibit with proper lighting and all the bells and whistles!
She has been fantastic to work with, going over each piece with me, being sure we had a name or title for each, what materials were used, and if the piece would be for sale. She took my picture in front of several pieces, is writing a news release for our local paper, sending invitations for an artist reception on July 10, and asked if I could come next week for a bus tour of 48 people from Davenport, Iowa, to answer questions they may have! I still canÃ¯Â¿Â½t believe all of this.
She is also displaying some of my mosaic jewelry, putting together a display of tools and materials used and also using some of my autographed mosaic books. She asked me to drop off business cards and a PowerPoint presentation I created on how to mosaic items for the garden.
This is the most exciting thing I have ever had happen with my mosaics and I just had to share my good news with my online mosaic friends and support group! This is truly one of my Bucket List" things!
I hope to get some good pictures of the display and post them when everything is set up. Gosh darn, I am so excited I can hardly stand it!