Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Opening Reception

This in the entrance for the Cottonwood Center. It is a really nice venue.

Once again our weather challenged and snow was the prelude for the show. Fortunately, it was just cold and light snow, so that didn't deter folks from coming to the opening reception. There was a steady stream of people to view the work of the Glass Artists of the Pikes Peak Region (GAPPR), along with other glass artists in the area. I think there is some great talent in GAPPR and that definitely showed.

I'll let the pictures I took speak for themselves, although I will add a few comments here and there.

The center stained glass window of an elk with mountains in the background was my favorite piece of the evening. I had a chance to talk with the artist who did this piece and her work is lovely. She has a definite style with mountains and I think it is great.

I have two of my bowls in the show. Here's a shot of Winter on its pedestal directly below the stained glass window. My bowl, Autumn, was there too, but I neglected to get a shot of it.

I was really intrigued by this piece. The artist did a lovely scene of aspens in a fused work and then 'framed' it in aspen branches. It was a great piece in my opinion and won 3rd place, although if I had been the judge I would have given it first place in the fused glass category.

What's that? There appears to be a blue ribbon here.....

Yes, that is my wire wrapped glass jewelry and one of my earrings, Whisper, won first place in the jewelry category. A very pleasant surprise. And I had several opportunities to observe people intensely looking at my wire wraps. It was fun to be that 'fly on the wall' as people seemed to be captivated by them. I'm still not comfortable approaching people in those settings to see if they had questions. I guess I need to work on that.

These are only a few of the pictures I took. If you would like to see more, here is the link to the album I created on Facebook.

It was a nice evening, good to see so many people out and about. The show runs through May 21st and if you are in the area, I think it is worth seeing.

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.


Elizabeth Seaver said...

woo-hoo! A blue ribbon...well deserved! Congrats.

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

Looks like a beautiful show with many talented artists. Congrats on your award!

Pam Holnback said...

Congratulations on the 1st in Jewelry. I went to the show to meet you, but alas, you weren't there. We got there about 5:25 and stayed for an hour. I spoke w/ Bill, who I was told knew everyone, he says you're "a very pleasant lady". I love your 2 bowls "Autumn" and "Winter".

Sharmon Davidson said...

Congratulations on your first place win! It looks like a great show, and it was so nice of you to give us a photo tour of the beautiful work there!

T.L. Anderson said...

Congratulations !!! Looks like
a lot of very good works. Glad to
hear it was a success!!
Take care.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks so much Elizabeth!

Hey Sandy. Thanks. It really is a beautiful show.

Hi Pam! Oh, I'm so sorry I missed you. Glad you liked my bowls.

Hi Tom, thanks!

Glad you enjoyed the tour Sharmon.

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Kathleen I just can't imagine snow in April when we are sweltering here in NC.

It looks like a beautiful show, and congrats on the ribbon - you go girl!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks so much Deborah!

It even snowed this afternoon!!! It's May 2nd....quite the chilly start to spring here.

K S Jewellery Designs said...

Fantastic - many congratulations Kathleen, you deserve it!
Kristin :)

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks so much Kristin!

susan hong-sammons said...

Congratulations again Kathleen! A book and a blue ribbon! I love your wire wrapped pieces. Thanks for sharing the show. Really beautiful and I always was curious to see what this gallery looked like.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Susan!

Happy to share a view of this gallery. It has lots of other rooms with beautiful works too.

Thank you for your kind words about my wire wrap pieces. I appreciate it!

Karen said...

Wonderful pictures! So great to see your work collected in a space. And of course congrats on that award!! You know I love those earrings!

-Don said...

SWEET!!!! Congratulations on receiving first place with your jewelry. It is quite deserved! I couldn't be happier for you right now...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of all the work. I really enjoyed my virtual visit.


Mary said...

Thank you for the terrific photos, Kathleen--this was clearly a high quality show. Which makes your first place ribbon even more of a coup with that level of work in competition. The earrings are lovely, and your bowls always just blow me away. I scrolled down to catch up on other recent posts and was rewarded with photos of "Spring" and "Colorado Sunset"--amazing, glowing use of color and composition!