Posts Tagged ‘events’

As Going Rural is about to come down at Art Plus Gallery in West Reading, I’m preparing two new shows.

“Eastern Europe in Stitches” pieces that haven’t shown yet will be on display in the main outside case at Reading Hospital, 6th and Spruce Street, West Reading, during the month of July.

Martin Luther

Martha Ressler, Martin Luther, 7 x 9″ framed. Art Quilt with found objects and hand quilting.

And newly framed work will go on display at Weichert Realtors, 65 Commerce Dr, Wyomissing, PA for 3 months, starting July 9.

I’ll be teaching a beginning art quilt class in my studio in July, but otherwise it’s a month off from travel or art fairs.

I always look forward to July at home. It equates to peace and happiness for me!

I have to admit I do enjoy organizing events, even though it puts a stress on my brain. Right now, though, I am juggling three major events at once, and my fear of forgetting something is causing me to lose sleep!

Tonight is the first public event organized by the Julio Cepeda Exhibition 2018 Committee. This is a group my husband and I started after seeing the art of Julio Cepeda in Cuba when we visited there last year.  I could instantly visualize an exhibition of his art at GoggleWorks Art Center in Reading, PA, and also visualize how making that happen could build bridges between Cuba and Reading, and within Reading itself.

We left our contact info with the gallery, and Julio contacted us. After I explained our idea, he was very enthusiastic about doing an exhibition. We talked with the art director of GoggleWorks, and started recruiting our friends, and friends of friends to the effort. Within a few months Julio had a contract for a show (Sept 8 to Oct 12 2018), we had a bank account, a Facebook Page and a website.  Our committee now consists of about 10 or so active people who meet every month, and tonight will be a fundraising mixer. I’m excited and, yes, nervous!

Then the next night is an opening at Art Plus Gallery. Nothing new there — happens every second Friday of every month.  But this time I’m the Featured Member artist. My art quilts are paired with a fabulous ceramic artist named Angela Shope. Even when I look at our work together, I concentrate on hers! I’m pretty sure everyone else will too, though, to be honest, they do go well together. So — I have butterflies about that event as well.

Then on Sunday we are hosting a fundraising event for the Reading Symphony Orchestra, “Art in the Garden.” We’ve been weeding like crazy, but we can’t keep up. We’ll just have our garden and studio looking the best we can, and try to relax.

Thank goodness, the next week we are going on vacation.

But of course that means more things to remember! My method is, and has always been, to make lists and check things off.

Feels so good to make that check mark!

  • Jay Ressler and I have art hanging in the cafeteria at Harmarville HealthCare South, Guys Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. The show, called Photos and Fiber, runs March 29-May3, 2012. The phone number there is: 412.828.1300.
  • May 11 -July 22 is Tone it UP and Lenses and Filters at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. I have pieces in both of them. There are also several other shows opening at the same time — always a great celebration of art!

Upon Further Reflection, 2012, #1196, Photo by Jay Ressler, thread painting, hand embroidery, beading, 12 x 16.

Jay’s photo is of reflections of the Allegheny River and the North Side in the David L  Lawrence Convention Center. He played with it in Photoshop, then I played further with my stitching. Thus the title: Upon Further Reflection.

This piece was accepted into Lenses and Filters, which encouraged collaboration between fiber artists and photographers.  Perfect for Jay and me!

Art All Night

April 28-29, 4001 Willow Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

4 PM Saturday through 2 PM Sunday. “No fee, no jury, no censorship.”

Look for my large Contemporary Art Quilt “Not So Empty Lot” among the thousands of art works. There is also live music, childrens activities, cartooning all night, Make Art on Site, and  even free beer! I will be mostly at the Tee Shirt Sales table, helping the cause.

84th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg

21 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. 717l236.1432

May 18 – June 21, 2012

Jewish Community Center, South Hills Branch

845 Kane Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

June 11-July

Jay Ressler and I will have about 20 pieces of art hanging in the lobby.

YART Sale, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

June 24, 2012 10-4

1047 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Many great art deals, in the Ressler Art Studios tent and all around!

Doo Dah Days

July 14, Allegheny Cemetery, Butler Street, Pittsburgh, 15201.

I give tours of the cemetery dressed in my Civil War costume.  A little art and a lot of history!

ARTday with PSA

August 4-5, 2012

Fe Gallery, 4102 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Art demos and more! I will have two pieces in the show.

Art Harvest

East End Food Co-Op, 7516 Meade St., Pittsburgh, PA 15208