Today is Second Thursday, but I needed to cancel our regular meeting at my house because I needed to attend the opening reception of Working Artists at Woods Gallery. I needed to meet up with artist Catherine Peet and curator, Ani Garabedian, to deliver some paper work. And while Juana and I were there we also met up with Second Thursday members Terri, Janice, and Lisa. I also got to meet artist Gail Borowski, but I had stashed my camera away in my purse at that point. It is so great actually meeting people in person who you previously only "knew" on Facebook.
About Working Artists:
About a year ago artist Catherine Peet and Woods Gallery Coordinator Lisa Grix began discussing the idea of a group show. One of Catherine Peet's coworkers, Ani Garabedian, jumped in and offered to help curate, and Catherine passed the torch to Ani.
Working Artists is a mixed media exhibition, and includes submissions by artists who work together in the studio at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The artists included in the exhibition are Kia I Arriaga, Angelica Baker, Gail Borowski, Betty Brownlee, Jessy Butts, Kim Ensch, Zak Frieling, Ricardo Javier Garcia-Diaz, Charles Thomas Garling, Jenifer Garrison, Karianne Hollowell, Megan Elizabeth Homanick, Molly Diana Murphy, Catherine Peet, Brian Ritson, Stephanie Sucaet-Felczak and Patrick Wise.
The Working Artists exhibition provides an opportunity for this group of individual and unique artists who work together on a regular basis to showcase their artwork together in one space. As Ani Garabedian, curator of the exhibition explains, “We are all artists who work in a variety of media. The Woods Gallery is providing us with a space to share our work for the first time with not only each other, but also with the general public.”
It was such a thrill for me to meet Catherine Peet in person. I am a really big fan of her artwork. I have to admit that I became a bit overwhelmed and started to gush after a little while. Catherine had some small works available for sale and I was able to snatch one really delightful piece...I am so thrilled.
The gallery was very crowded and it is a bit difficult to take photos without glare, but I managed to catch a few.
|Catherine Peet and Lisa Grix|
|Ani Garabedian and Catherine Peet|
|"Quintaessencia/Significant Others Series" by Kia I. Arriaga|
|Juana admiring "The House and Two Trees" by Gail Borowski|
|"Implosion" by Catherine Peet|
|"Do You See What I See"" by Kim Ensch|
|"Orange Security" by Jessy Butts|
|"Open #9" by Charles Thomas Garling|
|"La Adelita" by Angelica Morelia Perez|
|Catherine Peet and her piece I purchased, "Last Life"|
|"Last Life" by Catherine Peet -- back at my house|
|I need to do some rearranging, but this is where "Last Life" will be displayed.|
Working Artists runs through May 16, 2014
Woods Gallery (located in the lower level of the Huntington Woods Public Library)
Huntington Woods, MI 48070