It was really lovely to share with the local community artworks made by people who had learnt some format of Art Glass from the LAVA Studio.
Holding the opening during the day was a huge success and something that I would certainly do again.
Live music added to the atmosphere and the vibe was a curious one.
We demonstrated a raking technique and it re enforced why I love glass. The gasps from the viewers so rewarding and grounding. Small things we tend to forget when we become engrossed with what we do. Like how exciting it was the first time we experience things, the reason why we do them.
The Gallery was busy all day and as I looked around at the crowed and saw the smiling engaging and interested faces of people I knew that people were enjoying the glass. Strangers chatted and shared glass experiences, sales were made and the local area had a vibe. Yes, I was a happy LAVA Lady.
Exhibitions of any kind are daunting, putting yourself out there for critique, so I was very proud of the locals who exhibited. No ones work was out of place.
So ,Yes, we are planning our next exhibition. A solo exhibition…….
Yes, folks it is one year that LAVA has been open.
Whoop Whoop……… champagne all round.
As a way of celebrating our 1st Birthday LAVA will be holding an Exhibition to celebrate!!!!
Classes have been popular and as a way of giving back to the community that have supported the LAVA Studio the exhibition is a student exhibition entitled’ Creative Reflections’
All students will have the opportunity to exhibit their work and offer for sale if they so chose.
Very Exciting! We will also behaving a few added attractions to the exhibition to entice those who have been thinking they may like to experience ‘Art that flows’
Yes folks, we will be having a hot glass raking demonstration.
Sand casting demonstrations and the opportunity to make a hand casting.
And……. for your entertainment, there will be live acoustic music to add an extra relaxed vibe to the exhibition.
I have to say that when I first floated the idea with the past students I anticipated reluctance….I was SO VERY wrong.
Most have accepted the opportunity with excitement which is fantastic a reflection of the enthusiastic and vibrant people here in the South West!
If you are local and can make it along please do….. come see how South West people creative with ‘Art that Flows’…..
The Opening is at 11am Saturday 19th April and will go until Sunday 29th April 2014
Until next, Stay creative and please enjoy a couple examples of some creative peoples work.
The year has gone so fast I can not believe that it is only nine weeks to Christmas.
I have started to gear up for what I hope to be a colorful and festive time in the Gallery.
The LAVA Gallery Staff Christmas party sorted, Christmas baubles ordered, some already here. Invitations to Artists to exhibit in the ‘Something Special for Christmas’ Exhibition about to be sent…… the excitement builds and I am looking forward to sharing Art Glass with the South West of WA the LAVA way!!!
Soon to have two new faces in the Gallery to be involved with the growing energy.
Well, the LAVA ‘Our Backyard’ exhibition is now closed.
As Exhibitions go it was a wonderful success. Art was sold; the public were treated with a selection of theme based artwork and educated to many aspects of the Art Glass world that they did not know existed.
Lives were brightened with the beauty of glass! Mine included!
Post exhibition I reflected……Art Exhibitions….. What are they really? An opportunity to showcase your interpretations and your passions expressed through your artistic medium?
Perhaps, it is merely the forum or stage that we choose to ‘come out’ as an Artist and publicly expose ourselves for either acceptance, and be prepared for critic.
The more I thought of it I came to the following conclusion.
My belief is there are simply two parts to being an artist and the desire to exhibit.
The first is not only the desire to express yourself through your chosen medium but to have the conviction to put your name to your art. It is the bravest thing an artist can do. Own your soul, and put it out there for approval or critic. Group exhibitions always a wonderful way it introduce yourself.
I would be naive to ignore reality; the second is of course that exhibiting artists would like to sell their work. There is no bigger compliment than a person connecting with artwork and wanting to buy it.
It is a huge step to exhibit and it comes down to one thing, confidence! It is part of an artist’s personal journey and can be quite daunting and liberating all at the same time.
I would like to thank the Artists who exhibited. Your artwork was marveled at and I enjoyed sharing your stories with the public and my life is richer for it.
Now to start and plan the nest exhibition ‘A LAVA Christmas’