Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sandy's Students - Show at Sharon Woods

The reception for Sandy's Student show was today from 1-4 pm at the Sharon Center in Sharon Woods. Here are the only pics I got - it was CROWDED with people (that's good but hard to get photos of the artists with their paintings). We had 30 visitors yesterday (the first day of the show). No sales yet - but it's not about selling as much as it is about Sandy and what she's done for us, as students, along the way. I think she was bustin' her buttons with pride, too :)
<---- Sandy with 2 of her paintings (she loves giraffes).

This is Kathy. She is in my Tuesday morning class and her work is really lovely. The favorite of mine she had in the show was the sunflowers - you can't tell here, but you could just walk into that painting, there was so much depth. I called these sunflowers but I think maybe they are something else (can you tell I know NOTHING about flowers?).

And then this photo was of me standing beside my 4 paintings. Jerry took this and he had a hard time with my little point-and-shoot camera! Guess the pros can't work with cheap stuff :) Granted, the angle (I was across from a solid wall) wasn't the greatest because you couldn't get far enough away to get a shot of the paintings and me without making them catecornered - which this is. But there it is, for what it's worth. My sister and mother came to see the work (they come to all my shows and Jerry's shows! great supporters of us!), and my sister said I should have matted and wrapped a lot of small things to sell because these 4 paintings don't show off my versitility :) In other words, I think she means I have better stuff that I didn't mat and frame! haha

And the Cincinnati Art Museum had sketching at the museum from 1-5 pm today! But by the time we got back home, dressed in casual clothes and Jerry headed out the door to play table tennis with a friend, it was 3:30 and I figured it wasn't worth the time. Ok, the truth is, I was feeling lazy and enjoyed the time alone without a lot of talk and noise and the usual stuff (especially after a gallery opening yesterday evening + a party and a gift-giving event for Redwood - a rehabilitation center in NKY for children and adults). So many next time the 3rd Sunday rolls around - they have it every Third Sunday and call it Studio Sunday.
If you're interested, come on by next month. I may be there.
1–5 p.m.
Studio Sunday
Sketch a work in the collection on the third Sunday of each month. We provide the drawing materials and instructor, just drop in and look for the Studio Sunday Cart in a different gallery each month!
Free: no reservations required.


Dawn said...

Thanks so much Rhonda for posting the pictures! It is great to see you and Sandy! I am glad so many people were there. Congratulations everyone!

Deborah A. Léger said...

Wish I *could* go by next month, Rhonda! Love your display and it's nice to see you stood there beside it.

RHCarpenter said...

Hi, Dawn! It was a full room, that's for sure, and lots of goodies brought in from the artists, who all must be pretty good cooks, too! Sandy was beaming!!
Deb, I know it's a long way to travel for you :) but I'm glad you're thinking about it!! My photo is really dark - Sandy took a better photo of my work without me (thank goodness) and got a more straight-on shot I'll post, too.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Your works must have looked delightful all hung together. Nice to have so many visitors.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Joan. Yes, they looked wonderful all together - each class was kept together and each artist had at least 2, sometimes 3 panels, and it flowed well. There were a lot of good comments. Sandy took better photos of mine and I'll post them.