Another day of "talking art" and demonstrating what I do is in the books. Saturday at Mountain Made Gallery in the Grove Arcade, I was painting a sunrise and talking to people all the different fibers I use in my pieces....silk, wool, mohair, and bamboo, to name a few.
Downtown Asheville is quite the place for people to visit when coming to our City. I talked to folks from Fort Meyers on vacation. A couple from South Carolina try out their new motor home. People from Arizona in town for a nephew's wedding. A lady from Austin here for a conference. People from Winston-Salem, PA, MA, VA. All over the place.
My two favorites, though, were the ladies from Charleston, who were there as "Art Appreciators" and the high school junior from MA who proudly showed me here collaborative entry into a state-wide competition. It was a very remarkable portrayal of the Cliff Dwellers. The kids signed that piece with their handprints, much like the artists of long ago.
So a big thanks to all the people who stopped by. And if you are visiting our City, or if you live here, when you see a working artist, feel free to step up and chat!
Below is a close up of a smidge of sky in one of my vessels.