|Convergence 2014 vendor hall from above|
I am exhausted beyond measure. I am so exhausted that when I sat down in the American Tapestry Alliance meeting just after I finished giving my last three hour lecture to hear the end of Marcel Marois's talk (which I greatly regret having to teach during), I almost started sobbing. I am deeply, undeniably, to-the-bone weary. The last 4 months have been fantastic but in every way I need a break.
So before I completely sink into the fluffy white pillows in this great hotel room, I am going to post the final Convergence photos. I was able to go to the American Tapestry Alliance's Untitled/Unjuried show opening on Thursday. In the same building was the Tapestry Weavers in New England (TWINE) show. There were many many many small format tapestries in this show and I highly recommend seeing it if possible, and if not, buy the catalog HERE. Below are some photos.
Some weavers from Damascus Fiber School in Oregon. They were in my studio in January and it was great to see their work in RI.
|Matty Smith, Untitled, 7 x 4.5 inches, wool on cotton warp|
|Elke Hulse, Monogram, 10 x 10 inches, cotton|
|Matthew Lewton, Ted Williams #9, 6 x 4 inches, Wool on cotton/linen warp, center top|
|Louise Martin, Looking Out, 5 x 5.5 inches, Linen, silk, rayon and tainless steel on cotton warp|
|Don Burns, Fauvist Woods|
|Sarah Warren, detail|
|Susan Matthew, the talented weaver who we think might be related to the talented young man featured above... I suspect he had some coaching by his aunt.|
I met Bonnie Eadie in one of my tapestry classes earlier in the week and then I saw her work in the TWINE show. I thought it was very fun.
|Bonnie Eadie, Working Together|
|Katie Hickey, Moon over Albers|
(Except for the hotel fire alarm at 4:54 am. I arrived in Providence with soaked luggage and I am leaving after groggily watching the fire fighters saunter up to the building, clearly not in a hurry, and listening to the alarm for about 15 minutes in what felt like the dead middle of the night. I am not sure Providence and I have started the best relationship after all.)