The Raven Grill, a neighborhood cafe (as well as several other enterprises), and we spoke about showing our work there. Sara and I followed through on our casual conversation and this afternoon at 3:00, ES and I will greet friends and show off Encounters: Mary Margaret Hansen and Earl Staley Collage.
Last summer, ES taught me how to apply acrylic paint to canvas and what was possible using acrylic gel and Golden satin varnish. I'd always wanted to mix up my photo collages with fabrics and paint. With gel and varnish, one can do that.
We installed at Raven Grill yesterday and went back again this morning to rehang a wall of ES's small collages. Last night we agreed that they were hung too tightly and they'd lost their bounce. These little paintings need to burst out from the wall as a bouquet might burst from its vase.
In two hours, we'll be ready to greet friends and have a very good time.
Show is up through June 9.