Sunday, July 7, 2013

Weaving in Beauty Exhibit

Above: Priscilla Alden, Seascape
Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is hosting an exhibit of Contemporary Tapestry by Priscilla Alden, and contemporary Navajo rugs. June 25th to July 28th

There will be a Navajo Weaving Demonstration by Jennie Slick, a 4th generation master weaver, and a gallery talk by Mary Walker, interpreter and storyteller of Navajo culture and rugs, Saturday, July 13th, 2-5pm .

Left: Jennie Slick, Germantown Revival Rug 

Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery is located at 53 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 206 633 2755

As I will be unable to attend the demo and gallery talk, I decided to see the exhibit and attend the opening reception on Friday, July 5 instead. Luckily for me, my husband has a small plane (a VERY small plane, just 2 seats), and he loves to fly, so instead of a 5 hour drive, it was a 1 hour flight.

I'm not a huge fan of flying, but this made it possible as a day trip. As we are in the middle of a heat wave, it was a relief to discover another benefit of flying: it's a lot cooler up there. It went from 87 on the ground to 57 at 8,700 feet. Whew. I love to take pictures from the air, the views are great, and it distracts me from realizing that we are WAY up there.......
On the way home, there were storm clouds off to the west, but we were flying south, so it was not  a problem, and made for some gorgeous photo ops.

The show is wonderful, with a wide diversity of styles. I hope any of you who are close enough will make the effort to visit. Not only can you see these beautiful tapestries, but they are for sale, so you can take one home with you.
 Above: Nathan Harry, Red Valley Pictorial; Emily Malone, Family Hallmark Rug
 Above: L to R, Priscilla Alden; Bertha Chee, Sandpainting Rug; Lula Brown, Anasazi Ye'i Rug; Dick Alden, "Shash" (alabaster bear); Nellie Glasses, Handspun Saddleblanket
 Above: Priscilla Alden; Bertha Chee, Sandpainting Rug
 Above: L: Priscilla Alden; Top: Gwendolyn Baldwin, Wide Ruins; Below: Emily Malone, Burntwater; R: Sylvia Baldwin, Smith-Baldwin Saltillo Diamond.
 Above L to R: Stella Goldtooth, Hand Spun Shiprock Ye'i; Priscilla Alden
Above L to R: Veronica Sixx, Germantown Revival; Priscilla Alden

Above L to R: Priscilla Alden; Marlowe Katoney, Floating Utility.

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