My show at The Chapel is coming up in just under three weeks time on May 14th. And it will be surprising to none of my family and friends that I still have a lot of work to do. I need to finalize selections and print and frame them. I need to print up some haiku and frame these as well.
Fair warning: most of the haiku pieces will be visually rather plain (calligraphy costs a lot), but there is one piece that I am splurging on, by having Paper Birds work up about a 16×20 piece. Below is a section of a test piece with the colors and layout I asked for, but with only rough calligraphy. It is interesting to commission a piece and collaborate with another artist to work out details. I am eager to see how it turns out!
haiku; those one thousand words
can be such a blab
I am thankful to have been able to show my work in some places which are pretty special to me, and The Chapel certainly qualifies as one of those. I have wanted to exhibit here ever since I saw the gallery space and attended some concerts in the beautiful chapel area.
This time around, I am also going to be stepping out a bit, and presenting some haiku along with the images. The relationships between the haiku and images will not be one to one correlations, but, rather, hopefully they will complement and speak to one another, as I hope they do on this blog. I am hoping to facilitate some in-gallery haiku writing by exhibit attendees, too – totally voluntary I assure you
I am also excited to feature two large signature pieces – a haiku piece which is being produced by calligrapher Joanne Kluba of Paper Birds and my first gallery wrapped canvas. You will just have to come to the show to see which haiku and image get the honors. Of course, there will be a number of other framed pieces of images and haiku which you can view and/or purchase as well.
Also, The Chapel will very graciously be providing refreshments. It should be a lovely night.
If nothing else, perhaps you can get a hold of one of the lovely promo postcards which my friend Carrie Jones is designing for the night. I hope to see you there!
The Chapel is a music and arts venue which was set up by a local church which is a sister to my own. It is a space designed to encourage artists by passing on to them the entire gate receipts, while providing concert goers with two drinks, through funds supplied donations. How cool is that. In fact a local GLBT newspaper gave it a great review despite inital trepidation on the part of the author.
I have seen some amazing acts there. Several weeks back an artist was shooting a video and had the chapel lit up and the Chapel had illuminated most of the stained glass. Below are some of the results. The close-ups of the stained glass are very Chagall-esque, and while they are lovely (and I love the turtle and the star) I might perfer my stained glass straight up, traditional, which generally means either Catholic or high church.