There is free parking on the evenings and all day on Sundays under the 680/280 overpass, where all the columns are painted in an array of bright colors. This most recent visit I noticed several paint patches, which I suspect are the city's solution to covering up graffiti. While I certainly do not condone disrespect or destruction of public property, I really appreciated the way that the colors & shapes interacted with each other!
Just past the SJMQT is MACLA (Movimento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) and I was quite smitten with the artwork adorning their building and windows. Above their sign is a graphic black & white artwork that reminds me of my favorite artist: Keith Haring. Then their windows have large banners that feature pastel colored organic shapes that overlap to create transparency.
|Interaction of Color and Shapes|
This year all donated FiberShots were on display and will remain part of the exhibit for the next month or so. So while quite a few were purchased during the Champagne Gala, there are several amazing pieces of Fiber Art that are still available for purchase for $125!! I recognized one FiberShot that used the Interleave technique, as well as another that incorporated designs from my Walking Foot WOW! workshop.
The first gallery featured Linear Intervention: Sabine Reckewell, architectural installations that "focus on line, repetition and geometry." I was especially entranced with her Linear Intervention, 2017 that is constructed out of polyester webbing, wood strips and screws. I just kept moving around the space taking in the new patterns of light and color that emerged, especially with the bright orange webbing against the slate blue walls!!
|Sabine Reckewell's Linear Intervention, 2017|
|Heather Deyling's Invented Hybrids (left to right): Accumulation 1, Stalk and Fused 2|
|Harue Konishi, SYO#80: I love how the machine pieced Ls dance and the floating circles|
|Keiko Ohno, Triangles to My Heart's Content: Such energy created by the different shapes/angles and quilted lines|
|Yoko Kageyama, Sparkling Until the End: Fall Leaves Reimagined into so many ways!!|
|Ayumi Asano, Good Luck: Enamored with all the fun fabrics and quilted balloons floating in the background!|