Monday, March 02, 2009

The Great Expectations Creativity Center

Virginia A. Spiegel, artist-in-residence, in front of a display of some of the cloth that she painted during her residency.

Carol Moore, artist-in-residence, in front of one of the pieces that she created during her residency.

Virginia and Carol were the two artists-in-residence at the Great Expectations Creativity Center during the month of February. I traveled to Texas to attend the open studio day that was held at the end of their residency. Both artists created some amazing pieces --- Virginia painted 200 yards of cotton cloth, and Carol created several finished works, including two redwood pieces made with torn strips of cotton, silk, and velvet.
This is where I will be an artist-in-residence during March 2010.

The Great Expectations Creativity Center is located on a 67 acre ranch in LaGrange, Texas.
It has a walking trail through much of the property, which includes several wooden bridges that cross a seasonal creek. There are also numerous benches along the trail, offering a place to sit and contemplate the beauty and serenity of your surroundings. I took over 300 photographs during my walks along the trails!


Mary Buek said...

Karen, amazing fabric works and that torso is too cool. I should get one to work on, it would be closest I would get to patting a butt. Sad, isn't it?

Fannie said...

Hi, Karen. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. Congrats on your residency at Great Expectations next March. Maybe circumstances will permit a trip to open studio day (if there is one). ;-D