Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sapphire & Crystals Friendships Exhibit - Chicago Artsts Month

Greetings All,

Next month is "Chicago Artists Month" and Sapphire & Crystals will be exhibiting their "Friendships" show. We would love that you come out and support us. There are 18 artists works on display and the list includes:Rose Blouin, Alpha Bruton, Makeba Kedem DuBose, Juarez Hawkins, Chlee, Malika Jackson, Renee Williams Jefferson, Marva Lee Pitchford Jolly, Joyce Owens, Frances Callaway Parks, Felicia Grant Preston, Janet Sheard, Patricia Stewart, Shirley J. Sullivan, Perlie Taylor, Cheryl Toles, Shahar Caren Weaver, and yours truly Trish Williams.

October 8 - 24, 2010

Artist Reception:
October 8, 6-9 om

Artist Salon:
October 24, 3-5pm

South Side Community art Center
3831 S. Michigan ave.
Chicago, IL 60653

Gallery Hours:
Wed - Friday 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 1:00 - 5:00pm

Monday, September 27, 2010

Chicago Gourment - 2010

Greetings All,

The third annual "Chicago Gourmet" was all about eating, drinking and, of course, rubbing elbows with celebrity chefs such as Rick Bayless, Cat Cora and Graham Elliot and I didn't see any of them, but we had a great time. I did meet lots of other wonderful people and had a good time chatting in line and passing out business cards/receiving them.

I got tickets at the last minute from Pat Mangan of Moet Hennessy. I'm creating a piece for the Ruinart Champagne annual event and I will post later. In the mean time I was there to introduce myself to Pat and we had a great time. The people were everywhere, the lines were long, the weather was not the warmest or sunny, but we had a great time.

Champagne, wine, beer, Patron Ultimate Mule, Lemoncello, Hennessy Black and I'm glad that most drinks were in small cups. You just got a sip or two. Cheeses, crackers, breads of all types and some fruits. The food lines where just so long. We went to 5-Guys afterward and were told that we were not the only ones from the event that had stopped by. We enjoyed every bite and crumb. It's been a good weekend of art, food, drinks, and people. Enjoy the slide show.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Caffeine IV Opening Night Slide-Show

Greetings All,
Caffeine IV opening night was a big hit! Big art! Big crowd and great fun. I'm sorry that I didn't take more pictures of the art, but I did get all the pictures of the fiber/art quilts and plenty of artists and friends. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SAQA Benefit Auction

Greetings All,
SAQA Benefit Auction has started and you can view all the pieces at this link http://picasaweb.google.com/katethemel/2010SAQABenefitAuction. Shop and enjoy.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Midwest Meditations Opening Slide-Show

Greetings All,

Here is the slide-show from the opening reception of "Midwest Meditations" a SAQA IL/WI group exhibit at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum in Bloomingdale, IL.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Caffeine IV opening.

Greetings All,

Next Saturday, Sept 25th is the opening reception for "Caffeine IV" a group exhibition of 47 artists of different types of media at Murphy Hill Gallery. There are 7 of us that are fiber artists, Mary Jo Bower, Donna Cook, Iva Freeman, Gwen Jones, Gerry Macasai, Kathy Weaver, Linda Sorkin-Eisenburg and myself so the fiber art/art quilt world will be well represented. Below are the three pieces that I have in this exhibition, plus each artists was ask to make a coffee cup for the silent auction. I made a Demitasse set and used one of those old CD for the base. I'm in looking forward to opening night and if you are in the area do stop by and say hello. Now I'm preparing to attend the "Midwest Meditation" opening this afternoon. More photos:-)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Midwest Meditations

Greetings All,

This coming Sunday is the opening reception of "Midwest Meditations" an exhibit of 30 pieces of local fiber artists that are members of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) of IL/WI. The reception starts at 2 pm at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 108 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. So if you are in the area do come by and say hello. If you can't make the opening the show is up until October 23, 2010. Check the link to the museum for more information.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sapphire & Crystals Postcard Show-2010

Greetings All,

Here is a slide-show of Sapphire & Crystals Postcard exhibit. Enjoy.

Friday, September 10, 2010

International Textile Biennial San Jose, Costa Rica"Beyond Category: Visions of Jazz in Fiber"

Greetings All,

Here is a slide show that I created from some of the images of the lecture the Ambassadors of Fabrics (Marion Coleman, Ed Johnetta Miller, Adriene Cruz, and L'Mechie Frazier) in Limon at El Costurero as part of the Beyond Catergoy exhibit. You also see images of the opening reception at the US Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica by clicking on US Embassy which will take you to their Face Book page. I have a couple of questions to ask and one is do all quilt shops look the same around the world? The second question being is everyone on Face Book? I would also like to say to Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi thank you for allowing us to be a part is this wonderful endover. Enjoy the slide show and the links.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sapphire & Crystals Opening

Greetings All,

Sapphire & Crystals opens Saturday, September 11th at the South Side Community Art Center and "I'm so excited and I just can't hide it". Am I telling my age by quoting the "Pointer Sisters" and for those that don't know them look them up. Above is a sneak pre-view of some of the postcards by Joyce Owens and Juarez Hawkins. Enjoy :-)

This is month has started off with so much art. First the International Textile Biennial San Jose, Costa Rica"Beyond Category: Visions of Jazz in Fiber" and I hear that the show has been well received. "Some Like It Hot" in Evanston, IL is a show that's a must see and I've gotten good reviews thus far. Also this month there will be the openings of "Caffeine-IV" at Murphy Hill Gallery and "Midwest Meditations" a SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) group exhibit at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum in Bloomingdale, IL. There will be more to come next month which is "Chicago Artists" month and I will keep you posted.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

"Some Like It Hot" - Opening

Greetings All,

Here is the slide-show from "Some Like It Hot". Enjoy.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Updates on Openings.

Greetings All,
Here's the postcard for the Sapphire & Crystals Postcard Show. The art work is by Shyvette Williams and have a great love for black/white images and thought that I would share it with you. If you are in town do come by and say hello. Tomorrow is the opening for "Some Like It Hot" by members of FAC (Fiber Artists Coalition) in Evanston, IL at Simply Chicago Art gallery and I'll pick up postcard then. "Beyond Category: Visions of Jazz in Fiber" is a big hit in San Jose, Costa Rica and I can't wait to see pictures.

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