Monday, October 15, 2012

Preparing for a show

We are calling our show Art Dolls3.  The opening reception is Dec 7th at the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination in Pittsburgh.  There is a lot to do to get ready.  In addition to making dolls we are also working on marketing the show, displaying the dolls and planning the opening reception.

We hired Roy Englebrecht  to photograph our dolls.  He did a spectacular job!  Thank you Roy.  Here's a sample of the photos.
Joyce Compton's William
Chris Fondi's Chess Pieces
Emily Eckel"s Archimedes
We will be using the photos to make postcards, posters, email invitations, blog posts, etc.  

Last Saturday we turned our attention to making displays at the Lilliam Street wood shop.  We primarily made pedestals out of recycled materials such as porch posts and table legs.  The recycled materials were from Construction Junction, Emily's basement and Chris's porch!  (Don't worry she replaced the post thats holding up her porch roof.)  
Chris's pedestals

Some of Emily's pedestals

Emily and Chris at the tools with Joyce behind the camera.  
It was a fun and productive day.  We all took pedestals home for finishing.