Sunday, April 22, 2007

Somerset Art Association presents Fiber Revolution: Art Concentrated

I've been away for several weeks - not really "away" but busy with Fiber Revolution business, including the hanging of our latest show at the Somerset Art Association in Bedminster, NJ. There are 70 small works framed in 8 x 10" black shadowbox frames and 30+ larger artworks adorning the two floor gallery in this marvelous, old building. The exhibit will be up from now through May 12, 2007. Then it goes a-traveling to various venues. Meanwhile, take a peek at the show - the photos speak for themselves!

This is the main entrance of the Somerset Art Association building:

Here is what the visitor first sees upon entering the building:

Jeri Riggs below

My two pieces:

Carol Schepps with her work at the opening:

Tristan Blakeman's piece along with a group of "art concentrated" pieces:

Kevan Lunney at the opening:
(Note: her blazer says "inspiration" on it!)

Barb McKie's wall:

Eileen Lauterborn's wall:

Judy Cuddihee's wall:

One of my small pieces on a pedestal:

Hanging day: Deb Schwartzman and Kevan Lunney with Norma Schlager's art.

Hanging Deb's piece:

A wall of "art concentrated" pieces:

Carolyn Vehslage with her "Orange Marmelade"

Lisa Chipetine's work on the left; Cindy Friedman's work on the right.

Cindy Friedman's work on the left; Norma Schlager's work on the right.

Melissa Craven Fowler's wall:

There are more photos at our Fiber Revolution website, if you'd like to see. These all are there, too, except, perhaps the building and entryway... I should send the entry on to Gloria for uploading!

I hope I have all of these properly labeled. If not, let me know and I'll correct whatever is mislabeled!

Spring in NJ - again or finally???

After last weekend's Nor'easter, we are now having sunny, mild, mid-seventy to eighty degree temperatures in central Jersey. What a welcome change!

The Skunk Cabbage is making its appearance in the woodland areas, especially where it is boggy - which pretty much describes the area of Monmouth Battlefield State Park that is behind our home... The swamp is also home to thousands of peepers, those tiny spring frogs that sing spring into summer...

Grape Hyacinth in bloom at long last!

This is the Flicker who awakens us every morning and drums often throughout the day into twilight announcing his territory to all within hearing distance. He's chosen the aluminum on top of our chimney as a marvelous, echoing drum!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

NJ Springtime

Yesterday was a great day to be out and about in central New Jersey - great day for taking photos of the birds and flowers! Today it's been cold and rainy, but yesterday and eventually again, springs glory is here. Here are some of my favorites from the day.
The Magnolias in the Colts Neck, NJ municipal park...

The magnolia trees surround two small ponds - here is a view of one of them.



Molting Goldfinch...

Twisting vines...