Hi there. How are you?
Being an artist can be an isolating experience. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my solo time in the studio, but it’s also important for me to have interactions with other likeminded artists. That’s why I love Thursdays.
For almost 4 years now, I meet with my artist pals over breakfast every Thursday at Cristaudo’s in downtown Carbondale. We always sit at the same table. We eat, we talk, we brainstorm and strategize. It’s not all shop talk, but if I have a design, business, or creative question, this is the time to ask it. I look forward to this time each week. Actually, I think all four of us do.
We took over.
Cristaudo’s holds monthly art exhibitions and a while back, it was suggested that the Thursday breakfast crew should do our own show there. We all were up for it and now, it’s hung!
“Hey! That’s our Table!” features new work by Emily Kircher, Karen Fiorino, Heather Smith and me! Emily is showing her recycled collage art, Karen created a new series of ceramic platters, and Heather has mixed media collage on display. I completed my "Ebb & Flow" series and it’s all framed up and included in this show.
Here’s a taste of the show:
I don’t think I would have created this new body of original work if I didn’t have that push from my friends and an occasion to make it. I owe Heather, Karen and Emily a big huge thank you!
When you hang the work of four very different artists who created the pieces totally independently of one another, there’s a worry that it’s not going to mesh when it’s all hung together. That is certainly not the case! I am so proud of our exhibition and so glad that Heather gave us the push to do this.
The work is on display now until April 28. You can stop by anytime Cristaudo’s is open to view and/or purchase. (Most of the pieces in the show are for sale.)
Are you local? Come to our “Opening!”
We're having an "opening" reception this Friday, April 12 from 7-9. There will be finger food and a cash bar. (Yep, Cristaudo’s has a liquor license now!)
We hope you will come and support our artistic endeavors. Just don't sit at our table!