Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Curiouser and Curiouser

It has been an honor and a privilege to exhibit my paintings alongside my dad and my sister at the Springville Museum of Art. Wandering the many rooms of this retrospective sum of paintings is a visual feast. The museum curators have outdone themselves with informative cards, hands-on crafts, and a thematically arrangement of the art laced with readable treats.
Two of the walls are dedicated to a family tree with my parents at the base and each of their five children branching off with grandkids and great-grandkids following. We put all our names in a hat a drew each other, proclaimed artists and proclaimed artistically challenged alike, and made the portraits for the tree.
In an interactive room you can make flowers to throw at the feet of one of Cass' paintings. And, she made a huge a fun flannel board with all sorts of hand-made figures and pieces, as only her wild creativity can conjure, to create a scene or a story. Belatedly, I have a shadow puppet theater with scripts and puppets to perform your own puppet show!
A room of curiosities has cabinets, stands, and walls saturated with interesting objects from our studios and things that we have made with our hands. We provided a key to help navigate through the stuff.
Don't forget to stop by the gift shop. We've got some good stuff in there. From one dollar post cards to magnets, to prints, lithos, and even some original drawings.
Planning sesh. We worked hard for this wonderful show. I was blown away and overcome with emotion on the opening night. I love my family and I'm one lucky little girl.


Janet Bernice said...

It was lovely meeting you last night Emily and I appreciate the time you took to encourage me and share your perspective on The Two Travelers (which I've since found on your website; profound and moving!) I hope I can keep in touch with you and even purchase some of your art at a future time. Janet

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