Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Innovations St. Louis Con't

One of my favorite stops on our tour was,
The Craft Alliance, Elements: The Art of Textile Collage exhibit
It was a beautiful display featuring artists,
Bob Adams, Luanne Rimel, Joan Schulze, Fran Skiles, and Barbara Lee Smith
We absolutely loved Barbara Lee Smith's work, including these cool boats.
We asked what she used to make her pieces, it looked like an interfacing or something.
We found out that is is called Lutrador, a fabric made in North Carolina generally used for the upholstery business, she paints the white surface with watered down acrylic paints
Some of her other piecesThey captured a feeling that we just connected with
The Arch, of course
I love this
I love the way the sunlight is creating lights and shadows on these leaves.
I love the composition of this picture, could be a future quilt
For lunch we went to Schlafly Tap,
It was a great recommendation from Robin at Art Saint Louis
It was a yummy meal, and they had this cool shirt signed by Obama
I couldn’t resist getting a picture with this Buddha Bunny
High School kids helped make it
Some other cool stuff we saw

St. Louis is a great city for the arts,
there is a real sense of appreciation and energy for the arts everywhere we went

Our second to last stop was at the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery at Maryville University
for the ArtFiber exhibit
Our last stop before leaving was Quilt National 2009 at the Foundry Art Centre
I loved having the opportunity to see them again with my husband, to have someone to discuss each piece with, and to examine how they were made.
I am always pleased when we like and dislike the same art.
There is no photography allowed at Quilt National.
We truly enjoyed our trip to St. Louis and hope to make it back in 2 years for the next Innovations event

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