Today a new exhibit called Vistas and Vacations opens at Harford Artists Gallery http://www.ArtinHarford.org in Bel Air, MD. It will be the first public display of my fiber arts. I’m feeling a bit vulnerable but not nearly to the degree when I revealed my life story in the memoir I wrote a few years ago.
There is a backstory to my fiber arts being exhibited. I created the felt and wool roving pictures after a season of caretaking my two terminally ill parents. Lifetime gardeners both, my memories of their colorful perennial gardens in Vermont and on the Eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, where I spent many beautiful vacations with them in my adult years, were incorporated into the art.
With each poke of the needle used to create the woolen pictures, the grief in my heart was being mended. I could feel it with everything fiber of my being. So there you have it. The backstory to the art.
Do stop into the Harford Artists Gallery to see all the fabulous art which is on display and for sale until October 25, 2020.
The third needle-felted picture, in the shadowbox, titled Petite Posies, was previewed last weekend as part of the book signing which was held at the Harford Artist Gallery. The featured book was Richard Galusha: An Artist’s Journey a publication I authored for a very talented oil painter.