Yesterday was a 3 museum day for me. I applied for a juried museum art show in Las Cruses, NM, From the Ground Up XXV. Then I drove to Casper, WY and dropped off artwork at the Nicolaysen Art Museum for their upcoming fund raiser. The Sensational Small Works Showcase and Sale opens April 22, and continues through the silent auction on May 6. Wandering through their galleries, I was in awe of the quilt show they have up now. The quilts are more like fabric art and so vibrant and colorful. I was especially impressed with the South African quilter Rosalie Dace. I also loved looking at photos of her studio and living space as they reminded me of my trips there, and of the fond loving memories I have of spending time with my friends who live there. I miss dinners on the porch where the wind doesn’t blow so strongly. And long nights, learning about springbokkies, made with my favorite liquor, Amarula, and creme de menthe. After my day dreams ended, I drove up the hill to the Tate Geology Museum and packed up my artwork that’s been on display there for 4 months. It was nice to hear how well my Dinosaur Mosaics have been received by the public during this time. If you didn’t see them on display, don’t fret, they’ll be back in December for their open house. Now, it’s time to find some food in the big city after a day of hunting the elusive dinosaurs we only found pieces parts of today.
April 9, 2011