Saturday, March 7, 2009

Divine Bovines: The Cow as Art - Opening Reception

Thursday was the opening reception for our Divine Bovines: The Cow as Art show. I've taken the last couple of days to rest up from all the preparations and the celebrations, but decided I better hurry up and post some photos from the reception! The show is at the Mobile Public Library, West Regional Branch. I want to especially thank Phyllis Jeffery and her staff for making this possible and for helping out with the logistics, drinks and some of the eatables for the reception. The show is beautiful and diverse. Thanks to all 11 artists for participating. (And thanks to Jami Buck for helping with the photographs! )
If you haven't been to see the show yet, please make a trip to the Mobile West Regional Branch library, 5555 Grelot Road, and check us out. This show will remain until April 24th.

Our featured artists include Joanne Brandt (me), MissyPatrick, Bill Morris, Janie Brown, Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough, Fred Marchman, Bertice McPherson, Kathy Friedline, John Cleverdon and Lydia Host. Charlie Swan is missing due to his delay at another reception at the museum. (photo by J. Buck)

Kathy and I present the Divine Bovines: The Cow Show cake, provided by Phyllis Jeffery of the library. Note the postcard design on the cake. I was asked to sign a release form for the postcard artwork before Wallmart would use it on the cake - that was the first time I experienced a copyright issue with my artwork! (photo by J. Buck)

Here are a few photos of the artists and their artwork.

Me with three of my cow portraits. (photo by J. Buck)

Me with my two newest cow portraits: Anabel and Sweet Home Cheese Farm Bull.

Janie Brown with her two pieces: Moo-Light Magic and Hall County GA Cow. (photo by J. Buck)

Kathy Friedline with her two very different pieces: pen and ink on paper bag (her green art); and acrylic painting titled "Dairy Aire" for obvious reasons! (photo by J. Buck)

Missy Patrick with one of her Baldwin County pastoral scenes with cows. (photo by J. Buck)

Fred Marchman with his wall sculpture: "Got Horn?" (photo by J. Buck)

Lydia Host's Painting-a-Day cows.

John Cleverdon and his veal cows. I especially liked the small woodcut print (Penned-up Veal Calf). (photo by J.Buck)
Charlie Swan with his bovine caricature: Diva Bovinea.

Bertice McPherson with barrel-fired clay piece: The Attempt. (photo by J. Buck)

Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough and friend. (photo by J. Buck)

Mary Elizabeth's contemporary piece (Western Civilization II)

Bill Morris relaxes with Ernest Kirkland. (photo by J. Buck)

Bill's western cows and buffalo.

My Mama Lisa buddies.

1 comment:

christian and amanda said...

I love it...all those cows, you'll have your own herd on the wall soon. good to have the blog again, amanda