POP UP SHOW

OECW_artists2

The Pop Up Show in Chinatown, LA, was the culmination of a book, “Our Ever Changing World — Through the Eyes of Artists” compiled by Karrie Ross. She either emailed specific artists or put out a facebook invitation for artists to write a statement answering the question:”What are You Saving from Extinction?” Each of the 36 artists had two pages in the book; one for the statement and the other for one piece of art. Most of the artists were from southern California, but there were artists from around the world featured too.

OECW_me

I struggled with catching Karrie’s vision of the statement. I wrote two poems describing the art. These didn’t fit the vision. I didn’t think this was going to work out. Then she sent me examples of what others had written. I wrote my story of how Asian art has influenced me since childhood. This was the fit she was looking for. I felt good about it too. It was fun to explore my past influences as an artist. The art work called, “Gingko Waterfall” reflected my passion.

There was a book signing at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena and this one-day art show in Chinatown. I missed the book signing as I was in a performance at the same time, but I brought my book and collected artist’s signatures at the show. We had to deliver, hang, hold the reception, and take the show down in a day. It was great for me to see friends and make new friends as we worked and ate together. The reception was a blast and was packed-out as we were a part of four other gallery openings. A big thank you to Karrie and best wishes as she creates two more books with different themes.

Advertisements

~ by fiberverse on January 14, 2014.

2 Responses to “POP UP SHOW”

  1. Wonderful! How did everything go?

    • It was a lot of fun. We had a full gallery as we tagged this show with other openings. I enjoyed making new friends and seeing friends. I spent the day hanging out with the artists.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
ART AND CAKE

A Contemporary Art Magazine with a Focus on the Los Angeles Art Scene

Natalie Breuer

Natalie. Writer. Photographer. Etc.

Women Who Submit

Empowering women writers to submit their work for publication

Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets

Featuring poets from and near Long Beach, California

Dead Bluebird

Stories & poems for the traveller; by Aidan Holt

leaf and twig

where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry

Mainely Steph

My journey to Maine and beyond

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

Hong Kong Lucida

A Thinking Street Photography Blog

DoubleU = W

WITHIN ARE PIECES OF ME

ido art karen robinson

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH: Improving one's sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography & blogging - my journey...

Business in Rhyme

inspiring personal growth through poetry and writing

Voice in the Wilderness

musings on writing and poem-craft

Folk Tales Corner

Seasonal thoughts on myths, legends and folktales

Gamintraveler

Love, Travel Lifestyle and Destinations

the work of Nancy Leavitt

Calligraphy and Book Design

Trish Hopkinson

A selfish poet

%d bloggers like this: