The show is up! I got it hung last week before leaving for one of my favorite dance weekends, and now I'm back home to put on the reception this Friday night, November 14th. Come and have a glass of wine with me from 5:30 to 7:00 at Playhouse on the Square. Rebecca Chappell will be having an opening in the upstairs gallery at the same time, so you can see two shows at once. Kids, friends of friends, random people off the street, all are welcome, and the reception is free.
The show will also be up through January 4, in case you can't make the opening.
Above is the letterpress poster I made. The pointing hand and the stars came from one of the antique markets in Paris. I couldn't wait to test them out.
My show is mostly in the long west ramp. The main wall is cement, which means I can hang with poster tape and stick on velcro instead of having to suspend with chains and tiny hooks. So much easier!
The show is the watercolors I did in England and then the series of block prints I did from those watercolors after I got home.
I played with different paper colors and inking methods for the first time with these prints, and I decided it would be fun to show multiples of the same print when the colors used are different. It was lovely to see them all hanging together and get to stand back and look at them as a group. That's the fun part of a show -- just getting to see a body of work all gathered together instead of sitting in stacks in my workroom.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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