Last night I went to the opening of the Abstract Artists Group of New England at the Newburyport Art Association. There are some incredibly good paintings on exhibit, but for me the highlight was the vibrant fiber art of Madalene Axford Murphy of Amesbury MA, a recent implant from PA. She’s a member of our “We Are Six” pod, a small private group of local textile artists who meet to critique and share our art. Her art is a great mix of color, texture and technique in some lively compositions!
I didn’t get the titles because the place was teaming with people – a fabulous turnout. This is the week of “Riverfest” in Newburyport so the streets were swarming with people, but I still easily found a parking spot! The exhibit “D’illusions” will continue through September 6th.
I couldn’t get a good shot of favorite one so you’ll have to check it out
Besides Sue Colozzi, Sue Bleiwiess and me, our SAQA MA/RI Region was well represented at The Whistler with the addition of one special piece at The Whistler that got so much attention I couldn’t get near enough to a clear view of it for picture taking. Every time I went to snap it, someone else was standing in front of it! It’s Nancy Turbitt’s “Nancy’s Garden.”
It’s quite beautiful and sparkly and speaks to a special garden she has transported to each place she has lived and includes a family heirloom peony!