Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sneak preview

 Little Heart's Ease

Shhh, don't tell anyone I let you see, ok?  Here is a sneak preview of some of my hung work that will be in our Arts Northeast exhibition, Beginnings, that opens tomorrow at Masonic Temple in St. John's.  I'd encourage you to come down tomorrow and see all the pieces in person as a computer can never capture the true light and colour of art.

The artists and assistants worked diligently this morning and hung the show in about two hours.  There was lots of wall space available in the building and the final view looks good I think.   People attending dinner theatre at Masonic Temple will get a pre-opening view tonight and with shows and functions happening at that venue over the coming weeks, there should be about 800 people going through a week who will have a chance to see our art.

 View from the bar across the street to the Cathedral

I love old buildings and this is no different.  They don't make buildings like they used to.  Tall windows and deep walls, wooden floors, plasterwork, its all my idea of heaven to spend time in an old building. I think I was born 200 years too late.  The Masonic Temple is right across the street from the Anglican Cathedral, which is a very impressive building in its own right.  Located in the heart of old St. John's, the area is full of history and ghostly tales.  Willicott Lane is on the back of Masonic Temple and is one of the oldest lanes in the city.

But you won't see any ghosts tomorrow, just lots of great art.  The opening begins at 2 and runs til 5pm.  A great way to spend a little time on a summer Sunday afternoon.


Christiane Kingsley said...

Jeanette, your paintings look fabulous. Best of luck for the show.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Beautiful Jeanette.. Wishing you the best at the show.

RH Carpenter said...

Wishing you the best for the show - with lots of viewers and sales :)

Jeanette said...

Thank you ladies, much appreciated!

Susan said...

Much luck with the show, Jeanette - your work looks stunning - so beautiful and elegant!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I wish you a very successful exhibition, the venue looks beautiful. I'm sure there won't be much left on the walls by the end of your show.

Has seeing the work hung outside the context of the studio given you lots of ideas for new work?

Jeanette said...

Thanks Susan, the opening went well.

It is a lovely spot Lisa, thanks for the good wishes.

Seeing work hung on this scale makes me want to go larger. However, this is a high ceiling building with large rooms, so it looks entirely different in a smaller room, as in someone's home setting.