Two Openings, Alexandria VA

Here are a few images of the exhibit  “Fire and Earth” representing a selection of ceramic and pottery cups from fine arts craftsmen nationwide and 2D artwork related to the exhibit title. This was the September exhibit at Del Ray Artisans in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.  The last weekend of the exhibit  coincided with the popular event “Art on the Avenue,” also in Del Ray.

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Fire and Earth exhibit – overview

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Fire and Earth exhibit – opening reception

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Fire and Earth marketplace – small items for sale

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Washington Post “going out” guide featured the exhibit

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Art on the Avenue in Del Ray, popular despite rain

 

The October exhibit at Del Ray Artisans is “Local Flavor.”  My work, Collectorama, was selected as the “visitors’ favorite” and  was also purchased on opening night–a nice surprise for me that I learned about later since I had already left Virginia and flown back to South Carolina just in time for Hurricane Matthew to hit.

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Collectorama

 

And my birdhouse is one of many on display during the month as part of a silent auction to raise money for community arts education.  It’s the only one of a political persuasion.

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artists’ birdhouses

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Trump Birdhouse

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About Lillian-Trettin

I grew up in the Appalachian "Bible Belt" of East Tennessee in the southern United States, listening to banjo music and gospel lyrics as well as the Beatles. As a kid, I was curious about religious rituals like speaking in tongues and snake handling but resistant to the fundamentalist thinking they involved. Flannery O'Connor's tales of religious fanatics, con men, bigots, and the spiritually bereft or ambivalent resonate for me. Despite having traveled widely and lived in other places, I am (as so many Southerners claim to be) permanently "South haunted." I returned to making art full time in 2011, following a career as a teacher, researcher, and consultant and after raising two sons. I’m convinced the delay enriched rather than impeded my growth as an artist.
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