Saturday, September 07, 2013

Launch Party - Swindon Open Studios and Private view at the Landing Arts Gallery

The launch of Swindon Open Studios was a very enjoyable occasion and well attended on Friday evening.

Tony penned a wonderful poem for the occasion.
art in the making
art for the taking, taking in
taking in to validate

as tea does to fruitcake
- well that does it for me
validate that there's more to Swindon
than its Roundabout Magic and media joke butt
No ifs no buts, talent abounds
with PoMo as fulcrum
creativity knows no bounds
witness exhibits here all in rows
now bid welcome to
Swindon Open Studios
Tony Hillier, Swindon Community Poet Emeritus at the launch of Swindon Open Studios 6 Sept 2013
Then on Saturday evening the private view took place at our exhibition at the  Landing Arts Gallery in Old Town.

  A good turn out and lots of interesting chat. thanks to everyone who came and made the evening so enjoyable.( I managed to take the photos before the guests arrived.) the exhibition continues until October 3rd. .so plenty of time to catch it.

I opened my studio to visitors on Saturday and Sunday all day and am pleased to say I had a steady stream of wonderful visitors.

I have been working in one corner of the studio on some new work, and it has been a wonderful opportunity to talk to others and get more ideas and inspiration from visitors.

Some visitors saw my journal quilts and have booked me to give a talk and demo to the regional quilters meeting. So exciting.

The studio is also open next Saturday and Sunday.. so please come along and chat if you are free.


dorothypandorasbox said...

I'm so pleased you had a good turn ut Maggie and doesn't your studio look good? Well done.

Fiona Dix said...

Glad you had a successful weekend - your studio looks lovely.