Monday, August 16, 2010

Exhibit in Hoersholm, Denmark

Last Saturday we had the opportunity to exhibit in Elin Friis's private studio in Hoersholm, just North of Copenhagen. It is situated close to 30 kilometers from Copenhagen and we needed a car as opposed to public transportation to get there.

I had heard about the place but had never been to see it and so when we found the studio/house, really an old farm it was a wondereful surprise to see and feel the surroundings, not to mention the buildings themselves.

Behind those two large windows at the ground floor is the studio in which we had the pleasure to hang up our works.

One of Marilyn's beautiful felted vessels resting peacefully next to Pam's amazing copper crocheted neck piece.

Visitors intently listening to Kelly Marie's poem and watching the slidshow accompanying it. The display of a poem in this way, part listening, part watching a slide show and also having the words on a physical piece of paper in the hand seems to give people who choose to take the time to listen to the work a good experience and allows for questions and contemplation.

Another corner of this gallery, some of Marie's work displayed cosily alongside Marilyn's much admired Dragon Flies on the wall and Pam's Exchange piece had lots of space around it and looked beautiful on the wooden floor.

We had chosen to bring only a few select pieces from our exhibit to hang at the studio for this day since the car we were travelling was not large, but .... It seems to me that the size of the room and the number of pieces we had brought were an absolutely perfect match.
The cows shining on their wall and the tapestries on theirs showed clearly and eloquently.

Our information table, cards, brochures, articles and bios not to mention the guestbook displayed in the entry way.

It also has to be mentioned that when we arrived at Loejeltegaard in the morning we had time to sit down and have a tea with the gallery owner, Elin, who had so gracefully opened her gallery and personal doors to us both in Copenhagen and in now in Hoerholm.
I did not have the presence of mind to take photos during this time of tea and talk with Elin before we went to work in the studio, but .... I am able to visualize the beauty of her garden, the lushnes of the many green hues surrounding us out there on the terasse, with the dog chewing her bone and the sun working on shining its rays through a cloud cover which by the end of the day let down a deluge of wetness.

Peace, Pia

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this about the exhibition.