I am beginning day three of this year’s Open Studio Event, and it is time to share a few images gathered between crowds. Today’s feature image above showcases (from left to right) Debbie’s circular table topping, Gillian’s in-depth study of Monarch Butterflies, Leona’s study of a bristle cone pine tree and Trudi’s quilted wall hanging.
I want to thank the following design class graduates: Emelie, Kathleen, Grace, Debora, Joan, Wendy, Trudi, Leona, Gillian, Debbie, Lynn, Dorothy, Susan, Pat and Leann for following through with their commitment during the first part of 2013.
Another special thank you goes to Glenda Loustel and Bill Kruse, the featured artists, for participating and supporting this year’s event. Their art work and enthusiasm has greatly contributed to this year’s event.
Visitors have been coming and going ever since we opened the doors Friday at noon. Today is the last day to drop by to see the installed work, ask questions and sample some cake.
Instead of a slide show I have decided to provide you with a short photo essay to share the sights of this weekend at Anna Hergert Design Studio. Enjoy!
Debbie, a quilter, and Lynn, a weaver and quilter showcase their final projects. Debbie’s inspiration was mushrooms, Lynn chose to explore wetlands as her living form.
Joan, a painter, created a tessellated design based on the Walla-Walla Onion. She also wrote a poem to accompany her painting. Wendy, a potter, had originally created a jug and tumbler set, printed in a counter change pattern created in class – it sold as soon as it came out of the kiln – all that was left for the exhibition were two mugs. Luckily I was at her studio the day she created the jug. I had photos to show her progress. On the left is Trudi’s quilted wall hanging based on her study of trees.
Debora’s circular wall hanging was based on the plant world. To the right is Grace’s “Feeling Groovy” hanging and Fibonacci number sequence based mask.
This double display wall features Leann’s Fibonacci sequence double sided quilt, Pat’s drawings and patterns based on her study based on Lilies as well as Susan’s Fibonacci based scarf and Dorothy’s Fibonacci sequence based quilt.
A close up of Dorothy’s crib-sized quilt.
Pat created a stamp by stylizing a lily bud. She used textile paints to stamp the design on a set of cotton napkins.
Pat created a variety of patterns, reduced them in size and fashioned a collection of gift boxes.
This three dimensional double display showcased Emelie’s bags and cards. A passionate weaver Emelie created numerous thread wrappings. Her designs were based on a tropical ocean creature.
On the right Kathleen’s jacket has intricate inner lining and hand and machine embellished back. Her designs are based on whales. Her backdrop features two “diaper” patterns created during the workshop.
The first visitors Saturday arrived at 10 am sharp. It might have been the fresh caramel sticky buns that came out of the oven right around that time…
Just a few cakes and fresh sticky buns fresh from the oven! Refreshments were served all day Friday and Saturday. Cream cakes (not featured here) proved popular in the afternoon with coffee or tea.
And those with gluten sensitivities and allergies could choose between carrot cake or orange and cranberry loaf.