anonyrrie: Subject to Change - Opening Reception

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Subject to Change - Opening Reception

I want to thank all of you who stopped by my blog to wish me good luck for the opening of my show. I didn't have a chance to respond to everyone, but please know that your warm thoughts and comments meant so much to me! The opening went well, with a pretty good turnout despite the fact that it was Memorial Day weekend and many people weren't around. Below are a few of the pictures Jol took at the beginning and end of the evening. We were both too busy chatting away for most of the night, so that's really the only time he remembered to take pictures.

The Spotlight Gallery in the Gallery on the Green is a small space on the second floor, next to the larger upstairs gallery. This is the wall that you see when you come up the stairs. Thanks to Jol and his handy laser level, everything was lined up and spaced evenly. The image below is of the wall to the right.

Many people were curious about the various textures and treatments I use in my paintings, and I had a such good time explaining my process to them. This painting, Tiny Sky has already sold!

I was completely blown away when I saw these two ladies ascend the stairs... none other than JB and KJ! My heart filled with joy to think they made the trip to see me and my show. Big, big hugs to both of you...thank you!

Although this painting, The Vine is not for sale, I wanted to show it. I still plan to do a tattoo series, but on a smaller scale. This one took forever!

I also wanted to show Daydreamer, another painting that's not for sale. It's Jol's favorite, so it will stay with us.

It was a fun evening! When it was all over, I felt like a little girl after a dance recital... the only thing missing was going for an ice cream soda. I just went home and fell into bed! Thank you to all my friends who stopped by the reception... it was so wonderful to have you there. The show will continue through June 24, so if you are anywhere in the area of Canton, CT, please stop by!


Anonymous AscenderRisesAbove said...

Thanks for the photos; that was fun - a virtual walk through... the closest I am going to be able to get to CT in the next month! Would be nice to see in person!

12:17 PM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

yay! your show looks wonderful!! congrats!!

12:21 PM  
Blogger imwithsully said...

I wish I could see this in person. What a wonderful feeling it must have been.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Yes, as ascender has already said, thanks for the virtual walk through the gallery. The work looks just wonderful, stunning actually. Then at the bottom? The artist herself, beaming bright - talk about stunning! So, congratulations on this exhibition and the success it's brought your way. You know how I feel about your work. :)

12:33 PM  
Blogger kj said...

what a beautiful photo of you, carla!

and what a beautiful show. it was a huge pleasure to surprise you and to see your original artwork. however it looks on your blog, it is 1000% more impressive in person.

fantastic post, this one.


1:01 PM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Carla, you take my breath away. This gallery was so fortunate to be able to show your incredible work. There is so much mystery in each piece. In a word,

2:02 PM  
Blogger Ces said...

I heard all about it!!! It was fun to listen to KJ describe the paintings in person. I loved how she described the textures and the details that we sometimes do not see in the blogs. The only thing better was seeing them for myself. Congratulations Carla. Marvelous indeed.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Congratulations Carla-it looks so beautiful-all your art on the walls of the gallery.


8:13 PM  
Blogger Lenna said...

Carla, your show is wonderful! In fact, I want to go see it again!! The photos you shared here are great, and I feel so lucky I was able to be there for your opening & see it in person. Took my breath away all that beauty in one place!!

9:32 PM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

I wish I could have seen it, Carla. Seems wonderful! :) Best wishes for the rest of the expo! :)

8:58 AM  
Blogger katie said...

hi carla,
what an impressive gallery show! thank you for sharing it here on your blog for those of us who couldn't attend in person. your work is so beautiful, mystical...and jol did a superb job with that laser level!

9:45 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

I so wish I could see the show in person after all the great comments. Seeing your work hanging as a group I can see the thread that joins them all. And I loved the tour. Congratulations again and it all looks fantastic.

PS Summer's coming!!!!

10:56 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

I'm so glad there are pictures to see! The show looks fantastic and it's hung perfectly. I'm glad it was a magical night for you! You're an amazing artist on an amazing journey :)

11:15 AM  
Blogger modroom said...

Your show's looking good, glad you have an exhibition out there. Keep up the good work!

2:44 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

congratulations!! sounds like it was a wonderful show. i'm super happy for you, carla!! :-)

6:34 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Yea it looks wonderful!! How exciting for you. Now is the gallery getting review of the show in your local paper? If not then do some personal marketing yourself and ask the paper for a review. A lot of paintings can sell after a newspaper review.

Carla I am just so happy for you. Love the last piece you painted in the previous post.

6:51 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Yaaay Carla!! I was hoping you share this with us all. What a wonderful show--so inspiring!!

12:16 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

I was so sorry I couldn't make it to the opening; I hurt my back a couple of weeks ago and wasn't up for a drive. I'm so glad to hear that it went so well, and congratulations on the sale! May it be the first of many. :0)

1:11 PM  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

Yay, Carla!! Looks like a wonderful show!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Big A said...

It looks great, Carla!

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Hildegarde said...

Wow ! I feel so happy for you. And your works are enchanting. Fine presentation too.

7:07 PM  
Blogger kathy welsh said...

Oh, Carla, the show looks fabulous! So nice to hear from you on my blog, to know you're still checking in with me. I'll be posting much more regularly once I move, so thanks for hanging in there with me and look for more art postings in the near future.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Random York said...

Congratulations on your exhibit Carla! Great job!

9:41 PM  
Blogger Ro Bruhn said...

What a fantastic display Carla, I wish you well with your sales, you shouldn't have any problem

11:46 PM  
Blogger isay said...

It's nice to see the pictures. What a wonderful show. 'wished i was there....your paintings' so enhanting to look at!

Here's to more paintings and shows to come-cheers!

3:43 AM  
Anonymous catnapping said...

this is the most wonderful news! congratulations. you do such beautiful work. i'm glad that did this.


3:17 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Beautiful work! (and the artist is pretty stunning too!)

6:49 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

what a neat trip through your show... thankyou
Lovely pieces.. !

8:50 AM  
Blogger susan said...

carla, iam so remiss with my blog reading and missed your posts until now. congrats on the wonderful showing of your looks splendid and i so wish i could break away for a trip down to CT!
it's really great to see all of your work in one place as well as the tatoo piece (ijustlove that one) hanging on a wall!
forgive me for taking so very long to get by here!

9:03 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Congratulation!

8:15 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

What's this? A show? I had no idea. How freaking cool! Looks like a success, and I would have been heartbroken if you had sold the tattoo painting, since you KNOW it is my favorite. But I guess it's NFS.

Oh well, I still have the print I made of it that is glued to my ceiling. :-)

5:04 PM  
Blogger Anette Heiberg said...

It looks great! And how good that the opening went well. It must make you feel so proud to see so much of your work hanging next to eachother like this.

Anette Heiberg

11:31 AM  
Blogger Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Carla,
Fabulous presentation!! Your art is showcased so well!! Every piece is so stunning, as are you!



11:26 PM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

Thanks for sharing the show with us,Carla.Seeing all of the paintings hanging there made me wish that I had time to be a painter too. If I did I would probably do florals. I already started and did two or three large florals. Then I decided that I don't have time to turn into a painter...I'm only one person.

By the way, I'm sure that I'm not the first to ask, but I've wondered what Anonyrrie means.

11:13 AM  
Blogger md said...

wow looks soo good. wish i could see it, but thanks for the pics. lov ur work and i hope u keep going.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Tricia Scott said...

everything looked so beautiful! your paintings are so fabulous and i wish i could have been there to see them in person.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Chuang Shyue Chou said...

WOO HOO! Bravo!

It would be something to see them in real life rather than over the internet!

Thanks for sharing these photos!

10:16 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

How awesome Carla! You are so lucky that kj and jb came too! Wonderful and so nice to see your beautiful smiling face!

11:01 PM  
Blogger Babe in the Woods said...

Oh this is wonderful!! All those beautiful pieces finally seen by everyone. Congratulations!

2:35 PM  
Blogger georg said...

Congrats with your exhibition!

3:49 PM  
Blogger Shano said...

Congratulations! The paintings look so wonderful as groupings. Very impressive! I'm so happy for you! :)

8:15 PM  
Blogger Cassandra Russell said...

I love the composition of your work. Each piece seems to tell a wonderfully romantic story. Makes me want to dive right in! I also enjoyed your inclusion of poetry on your blog posts. It's great to see you connecting the poetic meanings with your work. All in all excellent depth. One can tell your work has evolved!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

WOW! I haven't stopped by in a have been busy! CONGRATS!!! On the show! You lucky dog you!>sigh< someday.....

9:38 AM  
Blogger tiffini elektra x said...

Oh my gosh! Your show looks amazing - I so wish I could have seen it in person! You are so prolific!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

I wish I could have seen it in person, too! So glad you shared the photos!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Bronwyn said...

It would have been fun to have been there to hear and see you describe how you achieve your textures and treatments in your paintings. :-)

9:50 AM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Congrats! Very exciting!

2:05 AM  
Blogger Chuang Shyue Chou said...

It is just so different in real life. The art on the wall as compared to online.

10:00 PM  
Anonymous sharon (glitterangel) said...

What gorgeous work, I wish I was near enough to come and see.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Kim Carney said...

that is such a great show! How exciting. Congratulations to you ;)

12:54 PM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

What a great exhibit! Thanks for sharing it.

6:33 PM  

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