Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Gay or Eagles" Recap

I was fortunate enough to attend the opening for Gay For Eagles at Hotel Hadley Studios in Siler City. It was a couple weeks ago but I'm just getting around to posting about it--so sorry. This is a fiber art show inspired by the work of Alexandra Walters. The work was absolutely wonderful, so many representations of fiber art and stitching. I "know" a lot of the artists through online groups, blogs, flickr etc. so it was especially nice to see their work in person.It seems that over the past few years there has been a real resurgence of stitching as art and I'm loving it. The opening was in conjunction with Third Fridays of Siler City and it's nice to see them trying to revitalize the downtown area. The gallery/studios itself is a great space. Drucilla Pettibone is one of the artists that has a studio there and put the show together. So here are some shots of the night. Please go here to check out the list of artists and you can purchase anything you like (hint hint).

The studio/gallery space

View of the gallery

Another gallery shot  These huge pieces by Bren Ahern were amazing. 

This amazing quilt by Penny Nickels blew me away!

Alexandra Walters's pieces

Playing with Bridget Franckowiak's piece "Paranoid Android"

Hey it's me and Becky!
Again, please go here to check out all of the pieces that were in the show. I was very inspired by the artists and hope it will put a little fire under my butt to get going more on my own art.


Becky said...

Tis an amazing show! Glad you made the opening!

Penny Nickels said...

Yay! Glad you liked!

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Penny--I didn't just like--I loved!