prepares one of her "Suspended" displays
(Something about things that did not work for 17 yrs.)
for the opening of our art show beginning tonight.
7pm at Frame Art Warehouse
318 Ross Ave.
Come and join us celebrating Odia's victory over infertility. Odia and Larry's first child Georgia arrived a week ago Wed. Everyone is doing fine....very fine may I add.
It's amazing to look around the gallery room and see the variety of art spread around in the process of setting things up. There are backing boxes and various Ikea bags carrying supplies. There are plinths strewn about some with sculptures on them already. There is a metal grid being hoisted to the ceiling which no one will notice once the crowd is suspended from it. There are "faces" with many expressions already hung, suspended from an 8 foot doweling rod.
It's amazing on several levels. Like, the unity of purpose in the family, just putting this art show together. With the birth of Georgia, we had a meeting...do we go ahead with this was the question? After consideration it was all GO! Then there's this thing about how the three of us, all from one family haveing such different avenues of expression. Wilma in white paintings, Odia in cloth, crocheting and installations, and I in sculpting! What an interesting variety of media being used. With just that varied expression it becomes very unique and interesting.
This year it's Odia's experience of "infertility" a journey of 17 years towards the reward of success in Georgia's birth that's become the story of the show. Yes, prayers were answered and a week ago Wed. she became a mother, Georgia came into this world on her 26th week and one day of pregnancy, weighing in at 1 lb. 13oz. That my friends is worth celebrating and that's what this will be all about.
Also, this year it's all about participation. You can touch the hem of his garment in prayer for anything that is keeping you "suspended" right now. Plus you can get your hands into the clay and create an expressive face in a few minutes right in the gallery.
You are invited to join us tonight or later during the show, to experience our lives through art and in celebrating God's goodness in His provision for Larry and Odia .
Considering the situation, here's a quote that seems appropriate:
"You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth."