Thursday, August 14, 2014

108 Contemporary

The 108 Contemporary is having a weaving invitational this month and although I missed the opening while on my way to Convergence I did get to see it recently.

This space is fabulous and we are so fortunate to have it as part of the ever burgeoning art scene in downtown Tulsa. Here is a link,  http://108contemporary.org










I spent a few hours last Sunday spinning at the 108. It was toward the end of the show and not very busy while I was there but the people I was able to talk to seemed genuinely interested in the work displayed.

They have had demonstrations in weaving and spinning throughout the show and  I was happy to be able to come in and demonstrate.











Here is Jen who was working at the gallery that day weaving a very nice shape on the community tapestry that was displayed.

She was also making some weaving kits to distribute and mentioned that they have been very popular and viewers at the gallery were enjoying them.












I took a couple of pictures of the space which is just amazing. This show included several types of weaving in many forms; wall pieces, garments and three dimensional objects.











My 2013 Tapestry Diary Triptych was in the show,  sharing space with a piece by Sheryl Landis.








Also my first Tapestry Diary piece from June/July 2012 was displayed.

















In this picture of the space Lyn Lucas's woven traffic cone is prominent.

I hope you have had a chance to see the show if you live in the Tulsa area but if not it doesn't close till Sunday so there is still an opportunity.

I will share some more pictures after it closes but the best thing is to see it at the gallery!













There is also a nice gift shop with a lovely array of hand made things for sale.




























Since I have been back Mack and I have been trying to catch up on some of the projects left on hold when things got so busy in June/July.

Here is Mack putting some finishing touches on the path to the Fiber Studio.







The tomatoes just keep coming and require picking and eating, very tough work.

Thank you to Janet for giving me a jar of her excellent tomato jam made with part of my harvest.









In addition to getting some details on the studio building taken care, filling orders and making them  I have also been making some time to weave.

Hands On and the Tapestry Diary for 2014 are making some progress.  I have to confess on some days I take out more on the "Hands" than I weave, and so it goes. I can't believe that I'm contemplating doing two more of these tapestries with hands!



3 comments:

  1. This looks like a great show! I really would love to go to this gallery but trips to Tulsa are rare... Okay, very rare. I haven't been there since I was about 6 years old and my grandparents lived there (I learned to ride a bike in Tulsa though!).

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    1. Colorado is not that far away and I love visiting there so maybe we will meet again a little closer to home.

      108 is a gorgeous space and provides new opportunities for fiber arts. Very exciting!

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  2. Hands are devilish...one warp this way or that makes a huge difference in expression making me realize how expressive our hands really are - don't let the "Penelope Effect" overwhelm you and keep moving forward.

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