Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Good Day

Kathleen Van Meter

Ruta Marino wrote to tell us that Kathleen Van Meter has sent in her block
Ruta writes, 
"a good day

Not only did I see a fabulous fiber show with two of my favorite fiber artists, I got another completed block (at 7:30 am this morning, so it took me by surprise)

Kathleen Van Meter decided she should continue the hand theme from her workshop block, so once again, we see the beauty of simple stitching.  My math is always suspect, but I think we are 14 down, 7 more to go.

wow,  what a terrific group we turned out to be.

now, more on the other reason it was a good day.

Kathleen, Sue Jones and I drove down to the Dayton Art Institute to see  Changing Landscapes: Contemporary Chinese Fiber Art, on view until June 17.   wow.  it was well worth the trip; if you can find a way to get down there, do it.
mostly outstanding work.  tapestries, needle punch embroideries, lots of wrapping (yum); snow crystals made out of fishing line, 45 pieces, I think.  wow, wow, wow.  a few weavings that were stuck in the 70's and 80's, but mostly, fabulous.

and Maya Lin's 8000 tons of wood 2 x 4's in her installation, Flow, also on view until June 17

also worth the trip, as is the installation of the crates it was shipped in, and the video of the 5 day installation process, with a list of how much wood, how many crates, how much each crate weighed, total weight, how many installers, how much coffee they consumed."

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