MCW Aug. '15 Washington Artworks Gallery setup and Opening Reception
Aug 9, 2015Public
Photo: MCW opens its first-ever, solo gallery show, at Washington ArtWorks in Rockville, thanks to a serendipitous conversation between manager Natanya Khashan and MCW and WAW member Eliot Feldman...
Photo: ...and thanks to the participation of these MCW entrants, and a lot of hard work put in by a number of MCW volunteers.
Photo: Here's where we began...
Photo: ...or here, if you don't look up into the ceiling.  It was a bit daunting at first, but things flowed and clicked, and before long...
Photo: ...it looked like this.  Here's the setup before the stray wall hangers were removed and Eliot's paintings hung...
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Photo: OK, end of phase 1.  After this, Rebecca got the paintings hung and the lighting adjusted for best effects.
Photo: 'First Friday' Opening Reception night is upon us.  Visitors on the way into the Gallery are greeted by the sight of live woodturning -- Clif Poodry starting to rough out one of his signature spirit bottles.
Photo: Clif had a very interested following, young and old, and a lot of good questions were asked.
Photo: Clif parts off the finial lid with a narrow parting tool.
Photo: This was a perfect introduction to the origins of the works to come in the Gallery proper.
Photo: The entrance was warm and inviting, glowing with polished woods...
Photo: As visitors entered they were greeted with a wide variety of shapes and sizes and colors of wooden items, spiced on the walls by the paintings of Eliot Feldman.
Photo: Jeff Tate assisted in documenting the show before things got busy.
Photo: Thanks to Phil Brown for bringing pedestals, table cloths, and risers!
Photo: Don Van Ryk checks out a hollow form by Jordon Kitt.
Photo: Tim Aley's box elder bowl with burl and see-through bark inclusions on one side provides an excellent example for visitors of how we prize the aesthetic of wabi sabi.