Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Poetic Fragments

My FANE group opened its latest show at the Mahopac Public Library this weekend.  The challenge this year was to create a piece with more than one component that would fit within a 14" square, to be mounted on an 18" square canvas.  Each piece was inspired by the lines of a poem or song, which were displayed below the art.  Once again, there was great variety among the pieces, and the reception on Sunday was the perfect opportunity to speak to the other artists about their methods, materials, and inspiration.  You can see my piece on the far left, above, which was inspired by Robert Frost's poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay."

 I'll post just a sample of the 30 fantastic pieces in the show.  One is more beautiful than the next and we all spent a lot of time going from piece to piece and admiring all the details.  Below are pieces by Jane Davila, Barbara Sferra, and Nike Cutsumpas.

This striking piece is by Natalya Aikens.  She loves to used recycled materials and this one is made mostly out of plastic grocery store bags!  The dark red building on the left is an old wool scarf.  Click on the photo to see some of her hand-stitched details.

These beautiful pastels are by Maxine Oliver, Norma Schlager, and Cecelia Leiseroff.

These two, filled with bright colors and textures, are by Barbara Drillick and Claire Oehler.

Here are two colorful pieces by Vivien Zepf and Judy Gigniese.  To see all the pieces in the show, visit the FANE blog by clicking here.  Or better yet, visit the Mahopac Library yourself before May 30th!

1 comment:

norma said...

NIce blog, Cindy. Your pictures are terrific, almost like being there all over again.