Found a great bakery/restaurant/cafe today. It was recommended by gallery director and new friend Ellen Vieth for my luncheon date with Moscow Installation artist Gerri Sayler. Gerri drove down from Moscow today to see Immigrant Shadows at the Lewiston Center for Arts and History and met Earle and me at the Gallery where she gave us some great feedback on our work and asked so many insightful questions!
It was barely over a year ago when I first saw Gerri at work hanging her Ad Infinitum BAM exhibition. I remember being so in awe of her work and being way too shy to interrupt her and introduce myself. And it wasn't long after that when Earle and I bumped in to each other at BAM when we agreed to combine our work and become co-collaborators on Immigrant Shadows.
Gerri and I had a wonderful conversation about our work, and our thoughts on women artists, returning to school to study art, risk-taking and reinventing ourselves. Gerri, of course, has been prolific since earning her degree and has presented many installations at significant venues throughout the Northwest.
My camera batteries are charging so I can get some photos at CAH tonight! My dear friend April is driving up as I write and it will be wonderful to have such a fabulous day of female support.
Thank you Ellen, Gerri and April!