It’s been a fun few months preparing for Friday’s Show Opening.
After creating all the substrates and bending the shapes to go on top of the pieces I had to attach the hanging hardware before fusing everything together.
Then I fused the wire to the encaustic backgrounds and did the hanging test to make sure the shapes would stay put.
Meanwhile, Downtown Evanston promoted the show in their newsletter, right above Ayla’s Bead’s upcoming event.
Next came the challenge of transporting dimensional art to its destination.
My bouncy heart of Communicating Love had to ride shotgun so I could keep the springiness at bay.
Then came the daunting task of filling up a giant wall.
I have hung art, but I have never hung an actual show before, and having a vision for how to hang it is much different when faced with the blank wall in actuality.
But I hammered in nails, and eyeballed the spacing as I went.
I learned a new vocabulary word, hexaptych, in time to describe the 6 piece grid I made.
I like how the angles are reflected in Melanie Deal’s mixed media collages as well.
This one might be my favorite, but I haven’t looked too closely at the other ones yet.
Such fun details!
To bookend Communicating Love I added triple heart collages next to the re-wired Piano Scrolls Diptych.
Tomorrow I’ll also be popping up with my Jewelry pieces for one night only.
The art show remains on display through the end of the month.
So come on out to 922 Davis Street for some wine, good company, and colorful art from 5 pm to 8 pm. Creative Coworking is a fabulous space to peruse.
I think we complement each other well.
Here’s hoping for a good turnout tomorrow!