Friday, October 15, 2010

Nature/ Nurture exhibit at BYU, etc.

I have a few pieces on exhibit right now as part of the BYU Visual Arts Faith in Works Committee exhibit, Nature and Nurture: Narratives of the Family. As part of the exhibit opening the I participated in a panel discussion in for all the 100 or so visual arts students. I was wedged in between Lee Udall Bennion and Justin Hackworth, with Brian Kershisnik, Chris Thornock, Madison Smith, Lisa Jackson, and Janis Wunderlich at the panel table. It was a historic moment for me, as I was chewing the fat with such successful and amazing LDS artists. It was really fun to be involved in the exhibit and it makes me want to crank some more art out.  
 Cousin Seth came to show his support and to "represent" the fam.
 The after party with E. and R. and Mitchell at Sammy's. I tried a cupcake shake, it was pretty good, but I think I'd rather just eat the cupcake by itself.
This last picture shows an exciting moment as FINALLY I was able to move to an apartment. I transported all my boxes out of storage, unpacked all my things, and made a huge mess. It was like seeing my long lost friends:  pottery from my talented ceramist friends, vintage books, a box labeled "costumes," my kitchen knives, flowery vinyl swim caps, my polka dot cotton sheets. It has been a long summer for me, feeling like a transient. Other people would probably not think it was a big deal to share a bed with your sister in Idaho, sleep in a stuffy cement house in Bolivia, or sleep on a brown couch in Utah that is beginning to sag in the middle with the contours of your bum, but after a while, it really started to wear on me. Hooray for new beginnings!    


S. Schuller said...

Wow, Emily, you're becoming and LDS artist with the best of them! And your blank canvas (ie new apartment) looks so fresh and I'm sure is a relief for you to be finally in a place of your own. Yay for new beginnings and yay for cute Foxy artists!

Suzy M said...

Hip hip hurrary, hip hip hooray, hip hip hurray!

Andrea said...

Woo hoo! Go Emily, I am so proud to be your friend. You are an amazing artist. Im excited you got an apartment, have fun decorating it!

Julie in the studio said...

Hooray, indeed. I need an address. I miss sending you presents. (Niel mentioned you last night, commenting on your addresslessness.)

Cool, a new word....