We will meet on Saturday (9/16) at the Watauga Art Council with a Social Get together beginning at 10 AM. The meeting will start at 10:30.
Mona Alderson will be sharing photo highlights from her April 2023 Fiber Tour of Bali, Indonesia. Her two week trip included visiting remote weaving villages, a tour of a batik factory (and opportunity to dye her own fabric), a visit to an indigo dye studio (more dyeing), and shopping for everything from buttons to rare double indigo weavings. Mona will also share have items she purchased on the trip. Bonus: we will have a door prize from Bali for those attending in person.
Susan Payne has a storied background as an artist and art educator in Virginia and North Carolina. Now retired and living in Boone, Susan recognizes and appreciates the strong sense of community in this region. From backroads and mountaintops, to bluegrass concerts and farmers’ markets, to the view from her porch, sources of inspiration come in many forms.
Rendering in acrylics and oils, Susan explores the emotional aspect of color, using it to capture her personal voice and the memories evoked within the community. Grateful to live in a town that embraces emerging artists, Susan has enjoyed opportunities to exhibit in Edgewood Cottage, the Blue Ridge Art Spaces, the Florence Thomas Art School, among other community galleries.
If you haven’t seen our exhibit at Art Space, 377 Shadowline Drive in Boone, here’s your chance. Our Opening/ Closing reception will be this Friday, April 21 at 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Wine will be provided by the Watauga Arts Council and a wonderful music performance by our Banjo Buddies.
The BRFG will provide pick up finger food. Please mark your calendars, make or bring your favorite reception nibbles and come! ArtSpace will be open at 4:45 pm if you need set up time for your snacks. If the parking lot is full, we have permission to park at the lot next door or across the street.
Looking forward to seeing everyone for our first BRFG Exhibit Opening of the year.
Important *TAKE DOWN: Meet Rhonda at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 2 at 10:00 am to claim your work. Save your pieces or other fiber works for our Jones House Exhibit the month of June.
We are moving our meeting from the 18th to the 25th as some of our members that were participating in our Marketing Program were unable to attend this week. I will be sending out a Zoom link next week for the meeting.
We hope that you plan to attend the BRFG meeting, Saturday, November 19th, 10:30, at the Art Space, 377 Shadowline Drive, Boone. We will have a business meeting followed by a time for show and share of your handmade holiday items. This will be our program and you are encouraged to participate. You can share items from any favorite holiday. You’re also invited to bring a snack for all to share.
If you are not able to join us in person, you can join us via Zoom.