Friday, August 28, 2009

Busy Month

I am leaving Sunday for Kalamazoo, Michigan to spend five glorious days with Laura Cater-Woods and to break free and make some serious art. I have long wanted to study with her and I am psyched to go!

I will be home a couple of weeks and then off for three exciting days to the American Sewing Expo in Novi where I will spend some time with Koos van den Akker. I hope some of his glorious talent will rub off on me a little and inspire me to new heights. I also hope while there to meet up with my old mentor, Kenneth King, who has inspired and influenced my beadwork for many years.

In the interim, classes will commence at CEG where we are hoping for a wonderfully creative , stimulating year and the joy of being with old friends.

Not home long from the expo and it will be off to Pennsylvania for the grand opening of the WTWW Art Bra exhibit at Byers Choice along with the James A. Michener Art Museum events and a wonderful opportunity to spend time with my amazing friends and fellow Art Bra designers.

My go-to guys will be cat sitting and looking after affairs here in my absence ,bless them and probably enjoying a nice break from my female presence and the general chaos I seem to create. Thanks guys! Love you.

I hope to spend the rest of the year tying up loose ends, taking care of some family business and spending some quality time in the studio designing new
work and creating new classes.

So I will be quiet for a short time here on the blog but will be back soon with lots of news, inspiration and updates. In the meantime, stay well and continue to enjoy creating.

Byers Exhibit and James A Michener Art Museum

The Byers Bra designed and created by Victora Adams Brown

The art bras are once again stirring up a great deal of interest as we look to the fall and the month of October, which many of you are aware is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Byers Choice Ltd. in Doylestown PA. USA, is hosting a month long exhibit of the Art Bras featuring 35 WTWW ArtBras and three spectacular crazy quilts with some of the ArtBra designers, including myself, in attendance the weekend of October 2nd, 2009.

Friday, October 2nd at 7 pm join us for the Grand Opening of the Art Bra exhibit. Reservations are required and tickets can be obtained at 215-822-6700. There will be 2010 calendar signings at The Byers Choice gift shop Oct. 3rd from 10 a.m until noon and on Oct. 4th from 1pm - 3 pm. where you will have a chance to meet and chat to the artists.
On October 3rd from 1 to 3 pm the designers will be at the beautiful James A Michener Art Museum in Doylestown for a calendar signing and there you will get the opportunity to see Barbara Blankenship's "Grape Expectations" and my newest piece " Who's the Contemptible Scoundrel who Stole the Cork from my Lunch?" It will be a busy but fun time for sure and if you are in the area please drop by to see us and say hi. I'll keep you all apprised of the goings-on in further posts as the time draws near. I have been asked to keep " Contemptible Scoundrel" under wraps until the 2010 Art Bra calendar is ready to go but I think you will like this year's offering when it is finally unveiled.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fiberarts in the news

For those among you who enjoy knitting and perhaps poetry too, here's an interesting article on how a poet's words about a passion inspired an unusual challenge. I love it when I see how people push the boundaries and take on something that normally one would not think about doing. I look forward to seeing the finished product , learning what the poem will be and how impressive the size.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Art Bra Mania - Again!

Detail - Little Miss Dynamite, copyright LĂ©onie Hartley-Hoover

Well after a year's sabbatical, while everyone re-grouped and the hopes of a stable and generous sponsor was in the mix, there is wonderful news in that THERE WILL DEFINITELY BE A 2010 ART BRA CALENDAR!! For the time being, check out this link to Victoria Adams Brown's blog for initial news re the calendar. In deference to our amazing sponsor(s) we are laying low with revealing too much at present but stay tuned for exciting news re an exhibit and the 2010 calendar, which will be a doozey, let me tell you. There is much going on behind the scenes right now but we are all very excited and hope that many of our loyal and faithful followers of our work and calendars will be more than delighted when the news breaks officially. Thank you always for your continued support and interest in our breast cancer awareness programs and charitable efforts in the fight against breast cancer. We are truly grateful.
I can confirm that Somerset County Health Unit has generously loaned Little Miss Dynamite to be photographed for the 2010 calendar and we are grateful to them for their goodwill in working with us.
Please check in with our blogs for updates and future press releases.