Last Thursday was the opening reception of Fierce Fibers at The Art Place in Marietta. It’s a beautiful show in a beautiful space.

This is Sharon Ahmed with her heavily threaded piece Why Is There a Rooster in my Garden? The rooster was dimensional.

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This is my co-curator Rebecca Reasons Edwards with her¬†Mighty Women pieces. There are five of them so far in this series — women of strength in Rebecca’s life — and we hope that there are many more of them to come. (You may recognize our friend Julie Kokan in the bottom left piece.)FF_Rebecca

 

This is Hellenne Vermillion with three of her masks — from the left — Blue Sky Spirit Mask, Lunar Spirit Mask, and Bird Spirit Mask.¬†FF_Hellenne

And then this is all of us having fun. The silk scarf around my neck was a present from Hellenne that night. I’m so glad she chose purple — I love it.

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We had three different cameras that Rebecca’s husband was rotating through to take pictures. Thank goodness we had a patient and willing photographer. He also took some stop-motion photography of the whole affair that will be fun to watch.

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I couldn’t resist pulling out my fisheye lens to get a picture of the gallery in its entirety. There is obvious distortion but it’s fun to have a shot of everything at once. (That’s Leisa Rich’s teapot and top entitled Falling from the Nest on the two pedestals.)

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Thank you to everyone that took time out of your busy lives to come to the reception. It meant a lot to see familiar faces showing up to support our art. For the artists that were not able to attend — you were greatly missed. We raise a glass to your efforts — all great artists and mighty women of Fierce Fibers!

This show will remain on exhibit through October 3rd. The gallery is officially open Monday through Thursday 10am – 5pm — but I’m told that although they don’t have official weekend hours, they’re almost always open on Saturday and Sunday.