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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
  a good visit
Sally Bowker and her husband Jerry visited for a bit on Monday. It was at the tail end of several days of company here, including our big party, and so for three days I had applied not one dab of paint to board. For me, their visit provided what I needed to transition back to a focus on art work...art talk and a good studio visit.

Sally is a long time friend and artist. I think of her mainly as a painter, but she also works in various other media including fabric, which she approaches with a painter's sensitivity to expressive line and composition. In this fabric piece there are wonderful stitching/drawing lines that resemble bird tracks in the sand--inspired by walks on the beach at her new home near the shore of Lake Superior.



Oh and I also want to mention a brief visit I made yesterday to the studio of Rhonda Willers, an artist new to my area who works in clay and drawing media (including wire.) She will be having a show at our local library's gallery space in January, and I'm her contact person for that (I'm on the library's art selection committee.) That aside, I mainly wanted to meet her and welcome her to at least my little corner of the art community...I loved what I saw in her submission materials and it was great to see some of it in person. I'm sure we could have talked on and on, but I had to be somewhere else, and left with ideas floating for further get-togethers.
 
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