My bud Barb and I decided we’d take another day trip and this time we went to see the Form not Function exhibit at the Carnegie Center in New Albany, Indiana. It would give us some inspiration and some time together. My friend Kathy had asked me to go earlier in June, but I could not fit the trip into my schedule.
If you live near New Albany, Indiana this exhibit is well worth your time. It closes on July 13.
What a beautiful building.
Oh my! I loved this exhibit so much I’ve taken pictures of some of the pieces. We got to vote on our favorite for the Viewers Choice Award which was very difficult since I loved several of the pieces.
This piece is by K. Velis Turan from Earlton, New York.
Here is Urban Interplay by Judith Plotner of Gloversville, NY.
Retia by Betty Busby of Albuquerque, NM won Best of Show.
Heatwave III by Cynthia St. Charles of Billings, MT won the Inspired by Nature award.
And a closeup
Chinmoku:Silence by Shin-hee Chin from McPherson, KS. This is constructed like a rag rug but oh, so beautiful!
Mary Ruth Smith of Waco, Tx won the Award for Excellence with this beautiful piece called Passage.
Here is a closeup of all of her wonderful stitches.
Echos of Important Things by Christy Gray, Bay Village OH.
Circles No. 6 by Judy Kirpich of Takoma Park, MD
Contrast X by Julia Pfaff or Richmond VA reminded me of Australian art.
Unit 27:Sunburst by Benedicte Caneill of Larchmont, NY had to be seen close up to really appreciate it.
The artist had monoprinted all of the cotton fabric for this piece.
Well, those were just some of my favorite pieces of the show.
After our visit there, we drove down to Shelbyville, Kentucky to have lunch at the Bell House with our ole friend Joy and my new friend Marilyn. I had eaten at this restaurant when I was in Shelbyville to take a class from Making Ends Meet.
After we did a little catching up, Barb and I stopped by local consignment shop, the Polka Dotted Pineapple. Barb found a cute top to wear to an upcoming wedding. It’s was nice to see the owners again.
Then we were back on the road after a great day of inspiration and conversation. I hope this art has inspired you. Can you guess which of these pieces of art was my favorite? And which one is your favorite?
I loved them all but bet you like the one that was all mono-printed. I like the one of Geo. Washington Bridge, looks like she used discharge of some sort. Thanks so much for sharing!
Sorry about the three posts. My screen told me it wasn’t posted so I hit the post it again, and again. 🙂
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Diane, The George Washington Bridge was deconstructed screen printing with dyes. That was interesting. The mono-printed was interesting but not my favorite although neat. I liked it upclose better than from a distance.
Fabulous! I liked several that you included in your post… I love Cynthia St. Charles’ work, but I think I am most intrigued by Retia… the three-dimensional quality is very appealing!
Judy, Retia was really interesting and was popular since it won Best of Show. I would have hated to judge that show with all of the beautiful pieces.
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Thanks for a peek into the Midwest!
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Thanks for dropping by.