Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jazz Musicians Portraits on Display in Atlanta

If you are in the Atlanta area, you will be interested in the exhibit of Leanna Leithauser-Lesley's needlepoint portraits of jazz musicians.  If you aren't in the area and can't see the exhibit or participate in the group stitching at the Cobb Galleria, you can still listen to an interview in the link below.  Just click on Listen at the top of the page under the slide show.
http://news.wabe.org/post/needlepoint-artist-brings-jazz-portraits-theatrical-outfit

Many thanks to Sandy for pointing this out on Facebook.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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© Copyright March 20, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

The Assassination

Orna Willis found photographs of an exhibit by Richard Bassett that uses photographs from the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as the basis for needlepoint.  
http://ornadesign.blogspot.com/2017/02/needlepoint-and-president-kennedy.html

Orna has some interesting questions as to the significance of photos so ubiquitous that we recognize them immediately and whether turning them into needlepoint makes them fresh again.  Or perhaps he is stitching through his grief all these years later?
http://www.richardbassettart.com/images_dallas_a.html

Many needlepointers use needlepoint to make traumas more bearable, after all.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 16, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.