New Year, new adventure. Necessary, interesting, taxing, good…fun. Every year for the last few for me has begun with one major resolution…”Have More Fun.” If you’re in town this Thursday evening come to the Willamette Heritage Center (formerly known as Mission Mill) from 5-7 and wish “us” well in this new endeavor. “Us” being Dayna Collins, Tory Brokenshire, and me, and join the fun.
In the fall of 2014 the three of us and 9 other artists were lucky enough to find new studio space in the old Rag Warehouse at Mission Mill. Debbie Leahy and Catherine Alexander were opening a new gallery and had found vacant studio space upstairs. Debbie facilitated the leasing process. Dayna and Tory shared, I shared…and during the year attrition gave us each our own space while, meanwhile, Catherine and Debbie ran two nice galleries downstairs. This fall they moved on to other things and the gallery came open. A group of the studio artists tried to run it, but by December it was proving too much. So…the flying wedge of three…Dayna Tory and me…decided to try it for 9 months. We’ve mapped out the year ahead and hope to have some interesting and fun things happening. Suddenly we are thrust into the world of websites, press releases, show cards…phew! Here’s how it came together this month…
and amazingly, a show came together. Our work is very different, but that’s where the fun comes in…combining and recombining…
Each of us will spend a week “working” in the gallery..me there January 13-16, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., quilting and drawing.
Tory there January 20-23, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., sculpture.
Dayna there January 27-30, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., cold wax and oil.
Coming attractions include February “light as Air”, March “Tulips” and April a one-person show of the work of Elizabeth Bauman. See you soon!
Max Marbles came to wish us well…
Love that quilt!!
Looks like fun already in session. Nice little co-op you got going there.
Sorry I can’t make it there Thursday. Hope it is lively.
A most excellent blog post!
Wow … good luck ladies …go for it. You will have such fun and l wish l could be there to support you all.xxxxx 🙂
Looks like a fabulous show! Good luck with your launch…
Your quilts look SO good with the other contemporary art! Congratulations.
Best of luck with the new gallery !!!