Sunday, December 12, 2010

Winter Fruit takes Honorable Mention at MHA

Winter Fruit won an Honorable Mention at the Winter Judged art show at Mint Hill Arts in Mint Hill, NC. Judges were Christie Taylor and Dot Hodges, owners of Hodges Taylor Gallery and Art Consultancy. The award was from Amanda Carroll at Bead Boutique, 1820 Windsor Square, Charlotte NC. I will definitely enjoy this gift certificate.

The new location for MHA is really wonderful. It was totally designed to display art at its best. The art show was excellent, refreshments were great as usual and the turnout for the opening was terrific.

My DH also won an Honorable Mention for a new piece of work in a substantial change of style for him.

Another Fiber Art Options member, Deborah Langsam had two pieces of her wonderful photo-based work in the show as well. They attracted lots of attention and wonderment as they are quite unusual and are a real surprise when one gets up close.

Once Debbie selects her subject matter, she researches the subject and finds loads of copyright free photos of the subject. She manipulates these photos to create a tiling of the images that convey her subject. One of the pieces in the show was a close up of an orchid flower, and she had composed the piece out of dozens of individual small orchid photos. From a distance it reads as one large close up, but on close inspection one sees the multiple images. This was a piece created for the Fiber Art Options invitational exhibition Orchids: Sensuality Stitched at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens last February during their orchid extravaganza.

The winter show will be up through December 30. The MHA center is open Tuesdays - Saturdays from 10 - 3 and has some great gift options from local artists in the gift shop. Course much of the art work in the exhibition is for sale as well. Admission is free and it would be a great break during the holidays if you are in the area.

Happy holidays to all