Tonight is the opening of a wonderful new exhibit in the Studio Gallery of the Textile Center, “The Tapestries of Lila Nelson: Poetry, Myth and Protest.” Most of the pieces are on loan from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, but a few, including MY terrorist cat tapestry by Lila, are on loan from friends for this not-to-be-missed show. Come tonight! The opening is from 6-8 at the Textile Center.
This is the first time I have had my new studio space in shape enough for viewing on a Casket Arts Building “First Thursday” open house. I’ll be there from 5-6, and 7-9 (Studio 316), because I just couldn’t miss attending the opening of Lila’s show. I was one of the group who reviewed slides and chose pieces to display, and I can’t wait to see them up! While our group of Francie Iverson, Claire Selkurt, Craig Rasmussen, and I looked at the images, we kept saying to each other, “I haven’t seen THAT one!” It was a sign of her modesty, that in many ways she wove for herself, not to make sure all her friends saw every single thing. Lila would like a party with this show, so I have to go for at least a while.