Monday, February 8, 2010

MOXIE, MOXIE!


Tammy Burks, Sheri Demate, and I currently have a rug show hanging at the Moxie Theater in downtown Springfield. The Moxie is an independent movie theater that shows all the really good stuff you may not find at the chain theaters. Right now they are showing "Crazy Heart" with Jeff Bridges (what's not to love?) who has won the Golden Globe award for his part as Bad Blake, and is also up for Best Actor as part of the Academy Awards. Excellent film! Bridges does all his own guitar work and singing, as well as a heart breaking portrayal of a down and out, alcoholic, country western singer. Well....enough about Jeff, and on to the real reason for this post.

The Moxie rotates local artwork on a monthly basis, and the three of us were lucky to be accepted to show during the month of February.

Tammy's pieces are the three to the left, and Sheri's are the five to the right. You may be familiar with some of their work from Skiptomyewe and Shabby Sheep. I simply LOVE everything these two lovely and talented friends do!


Larger view of the space.


My work. A little of this, a little of that. It's been fun planning the show, and luckily for us, my artist husband, Jim, hung everything. He's been showing photography and doing art shows for years, so his expertise was needed. Not to mention his toolbox and ability to stand on the top rung of a ladder! Kisses honey....

14 comments:

Orange Sink said...

Congratulations you three! How exciting to have your work in a public display all together! Wouldn't you just love to sit there all day and listen to what people are saying and watch people's expressions! Hat's off to your hubby for the work he did! It's not an easy thing to do! Great job and great rugs! Cathy G

Gayle said...

what an awesome opportunity to show your work! Hope it will find some people interested in learning more about rug hooking!

April DeConick said...

Wow this is fabulous. I love it! You three are an inspiration.

TamboinMO said...

Dulcy,
Thanks so much AGAIN for getting this set up and for coming by and picking up the rugs and hanging them when Sheri and I were both unable to do so....I know...we would do the same for you.
I can't wait to get down to the Moxie and see it with my own eyes....the pictures look great!

Beth Anderson said...

Oh, you could go on an on about Jeff Bridges, and the movie in my opinion. He was incredible! I just loved the movie.
What a wonderful rug show too. Wish I could see it in person.
:-)

Naomi said...

What a great opportunity for you all! I think if I were you, I'd want to be a fly on the wall to eavesdrop on everybody who came in to see the exhibit..lol
Naomi
Ravens Gate Primitives

Kim said...

Great opportunity, not only for 3 talented hookers to show their work, but also a great chance for members of your community to be exposed this fun, creative artform.
Kim

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you and your girlfriends!! That is a wonderful thing and the rugs all looks great!!

Relyn said...

I'm hoping to get by and see your show. And that movie. It looks really great. The show, I meant. But, actually, the movie looks great, too.

Anne's Original Hooked Rugs said...

All of the pieces are beautiful. I do believe more people should get involved in rug hooking. Loved the display area....

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Congrats on your show Dulcy! Your work is so worthy of a show. I am going to try to get over there and see it!

Relyn said...

I love you. I MISS you. Happy Valentine's Day, sweet pea! Give Jim my love, too.

Sweet Repose said...

WOW...is putting it mildly...what wonderful works you gals did and I love the names of your biz'...also went to your husbands site...I love Frank and his dog!!!

So nice to have a husband that shares your work with enthusiasm...lucky gal Dulcy!!!

Lily Mayfield said...

The show looks amazing!!!! Congratulations!