Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Art Begets Art

Photo Copyright: Peggy Love

Sorry it has been so long since the last post. A great deal has been going on. Wonderful goings on, mind you.

We had so much fun at the doll-making workshop at the Culture House Gallery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City on April 5th! About 25 brave doll-makers showed up. Most were beginners, but some were experienced in some form of sewing (design, quilting, etc.), and the atmosphere was electric with fun and excitement.

The workshop presenter was doll artist Nedra Bonds and I have to give it to her. She was phenomenal!

The reception was so heart-warming for me. The response to my dolls, from my Wee Be Wee Folks to my Bridge Ladies, from my Windsors to my AllenArt Dolls, shook me! The feedback literally just 'blew me away'. I am so encouraged and motivated now. Plus, I received a few new invitations for more exciting opportunities in the near future as a result of this show. I will of course keep you updated.

Make a note, too, that I will be on an artist panel at the Robert Frazier Gallery of Contemporary Art on Thursday, April 17, with a host of extraordinary women artist. Our works are all currently included in the "She-Art" Exhibition at the Gallery which continues through May 3rd.

This lecture/panel is in conjunction with Women in the Arts month and the slated moderator is Sean Kelley. Knowing some of the other artist as I do, the discussion promises to be lively, informative, and provocative! Don't miss it if you are in the city!

My biggest problem now is finding time to go to bed. All of this visual arts foreplay heighten my appetite to write, so I'm once again pecking away at my keyboard into the wee hours of the morning. But, the great thing is that I'm springing from bed in the mornings refreshed and invigorated. Looks like art begets art, and I can think of few things that could be better.

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