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!