Frequently I refer to PTA.....the small fiber arts group I'm fortunate to belong to......
We all lead busy lives, so it's rare when everyone can gather (except one member who lives out of state) as we did this week in Boone, NC to visit the Turchin Center at Appalachian State University.
The occasion was an exhibition: 12 Voices, offered by SAQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates. Work by amazing artists such as: Anglea Moll, Linda Colsh, Elizabeth Buch, Deidre Adams and Kathy Weaver, an old friend from another juried fiber arts group (Facets) I belonged to in the Chicago area was on display. No photography was allowed, so I'm trying very hard to recall all the fabulous techniques/designs to use as inspiration. It's a worthwhile event to visit if you have the opportunity.
Another worthy exhibit was work by Olivia Pendergast. She was raised on a small Appalachian Mountain town called Sugar Grove with a need to create art......and perhaps even a predisposition to live the artist's lifestyle inherited from her Grandfather who painted too. Her folk art style drew me in at one glance!
Outside the Turchin Center this interesting sculpture was on display......see next photo for details. Each year the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture competition at held at Appalachian State attracts many entries.
One of our members has a condo nearby where our 3 car loads headed for afternoon treats of cheese/crackers/brownies and beverages. Cathy's deck overlooks the famous Grandfather's Mountain. Can you spot the outline of a face towards the upper right side? ....the forehead, sunk in eye, nose, lip, and chin???
In this photo the face image isn't as clear, but it's a truer picture of the beginning of the fall color that changes the appearence of the mountains for about 2 weeks every year....bringing in flocks of tourists.
Alas, our day ended with a 2 hr. drive back to the Asheville area.......happy memories of another day with good friends.