Friday July 4th was the opening of my show Turmoil in Tutus at Delurk Gallery in Winston-Salem, NC. I’ve shown here before when it was Urban Artware but I wasn’t sure what to expect from the new gallery.
Gallery Wall with Tutus!
|Wall of Animal Necklaces|
As for my space- I welcome “distractions ”. I like things decorated. I landed in NC from NY on Wednesday afternoon. After a quick bite to eat I dove into miles of tulle fabric creating tutu pompoms to adorn my corner of the gallery.
Whew! It was a lot of work as the scissors my mom had were not the best in the world and space to work in was not to my liking. Anyway I begged my sister for some help and we knocked it out. Thanks goodness for her help. I also had glittery paper dolls and a few other things I wanted to use.
Thursday was hanging day. Well I enrolled my sister’s help yet again and we arrived at the gallery at 10am sharp. Before most respectable artists are probably even awake.
Lovely Jennifer OKelly was right on time to let us in and have at it.
about 3.5 hours later the show was hung. The nails going into the brick wall was a big time eater-upper! Anyway we got it all done just in time for a late lunch at Bibs downtown. Yum.
Friday was show day. I love show day. It is like Christmas and vacation all rolled up in one. Since I live in New York I don’t get to see my friends as much as I like. So I love seeing them when they come out to my shows because some trips that’s all we get.
My brother-in-law Shawn
|Johnny Tugboat performing on the bed of Nails|
Yeah common catch up! That was Heavy Rebel Weekend (HRW) car show day. This might be one of my favorite days of the year. I love hot rods. I love getting all dolled up and having my picture made with the hot rods! This out fit might be one of the most important of the year other than the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island. This year I am on a shopping strike so I had to shop out of my own closet. I came up with a vintage reproduction play suit that I got off of ETSY. I wish I could share the link but I got it several years ago and I don’t have record of it.
"Pin-uping" at HRW
|Cute American Bully|
This is a huba huba cap!
By this time I had found my brother-in-law and spent the rest of the afternoon with him and his crazy crew. What fun!
Pretty in White
Sunday was recover and chill day by visiting in-laws and the folks one last time! Then it was back to the “Big City”.
I can’t wait to do it all again next year!