Last year, I applied to be in a fibers exhibition at Florida State University. I was rejected (sigh!) but along the way, my work made it in front of the eyes of Dr. Viki D. Thompson Wylder. It turned out she was curating another exhibition simultaneously...one in which my work fit perfectly! She invited me to be part of her exhibition, "Coming Out of the Closet: Clothing as an Emergent Art Form" at the Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science in Tallahassee, Florida.
Of course, I was thrilled at this opportunity. The show opened on November 4th and will be up through February 26th, 2012.
|My piece "Rag Rug" along with two small drawings on the gray wall to the left!|
|A huge dress made of velvet and a pool of blue organza by Beverly Semmes.|
|Amazing stapled steel wool garments by Lydia Friedland|
|One of my favorites, Red Sisters, by Priscilla Roggenkamp|
|A collection of dresses and shoes by Linda Hall...the fragile and delicate tissue paper seems like skin.|
|Guerra De La Paz|
|Thin Dresses by Priscilla Roggenkamp|
|The striking Heritage/Inheritance by Laine Wyatt fit the curved space perfectlty.|
When I walked through the doors of the exhibition, my jaw dropped. I felt like I was surrounded by a long lost family of like-minded artists. It was great to meet so many of them at the opening. The experience was very inspiring to say the least.
It was also great (mostly in retrospect :) ) to drive the long trek from Kansas to Florida. I forget just how massive this country is and how distinct its regions are. I met a lot of nice people and even saw some manatees and gators!