Table display I for HELLO SUNSHINE:
Hand painted transparent metallic luster wood turned candlesticks, hand dipped tapers, silk cording spools, seed pearl mosaic box by Gayle H. Seely, hand-dyed silk scarf, hand-wrapped silk flowers, glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, hand-woven bamboo runner and encaustic art by Emily Miller.
Hand-made kitchen/bath textile gifts for summer hostesses tied with sunny ribbon, bright hand-dipped candle tapers, hand-cast nickel candlesticks, linen/ cotton hand-hemmed runner, and glittering one-of-a-kind jewelry by Reneé Hafeman.
Find where interior design is not decorating but rather giving coastal homes the peaceful lifestyle. Find where everyday dreams are integrated with irreplaceable humanity, friendship and beauty.
Table display III for HELLO SUNSHINE:
Hand-made hostess gifts topped with a silk sunflowers, fused glass soap trays by Christine Downs, hand-made beaded ear-rings by Mary Truhler, and hand-carved bone picture frame.
“Part curatorial, part installation Fairweather brings together artists’ works from a wide variety of genres and mediums, grouping them into an expansive spectrum of theme and color.”
Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for HELLO SUNSHINE
Gallerist Denise Fairweather draws upon her life experience in design, principally as a senior level project designer/ Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She thinks in terms of staging when designing exhibits.
“I do see staging art as a kind of a set. When an exhibit is set, complete with the proper lighting, signing and art on display, so to speak, I want to see a perfect scene, for the artists, of course, for the visitors. The assembled accessories are placed to complement the art created with a specifically appointed theme … all working together to create a perfect exhibition.”
Fairweather House and Gallery
“The sun is but a morning star.” – Henry David Thoreau
Now on exhibit through August 25th
Art for the exhibition created entirely by North coast artists. Featuring art by Paul Brent, Lieta Gratteri, Reneé Hafeman, Bev Drew Kindley, Karen E. Lewis, Carolyn Lindberg, Neal Maine and Fedor Zubanov.
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Q: What goes into the thought process when selecting an exhibition title, you ask?
A: An exhibition title is selected one year in advance. HELLO SUNSHINE was chosen to herald in the Indian Summer season, at time when the sun, seems to (finally) shine on the North coast lands.
Yet, too, as in the August 2020 exhibition, a theme became a metaphor in relation to current events happening; it became a beacon of light, artistically speaking, amidst all the the darkness in the world happening during COVID-19.
Save the date and time
Sept. 5th, 5-7 p.m.
OVER and UP exhibition
Fairweather House and Gallery
Two artists selected were invited work on the exhibition as a collaborative project; both have a similar vision of rapport and fellowship.
Featuring Bob Knoll and Paul Brent, and more.