Saturday, September 23, 2017
Hurricanes are causing issues right now with beaches in the Atlantic, though other than the red flags you might not realize it from the summer like weather. But there is another danger, and that's to your computer. If you tried to get onto the BelmarArts website over the last few days you saw a big scary warning to stay away. A new site is being worked on, and security will be beefed up to make sure that visitors will not be subject to viruses and other attacks when they come to us on the internet. We are all hoping that will be ready soon.
However, there is some good news. This blog is not actually part of the website, so this site is perfectly safe to visit. More good news- the e-mail system is on a separate server and we are being told that it is also safe, so if you need to contact BelmarArts, send stuff, etc- no problem. And the office will be open during regular gallery hours and the phone works fine, so you have a bunch of options for getting and receiving information until we have a website up and running again.
Fall is finally here, though the weather was almost summer like today. However, a hurricane far offshore was enough to restrict beach access today, which may have resulted in the relatively small number if cars parked around the Boatworks on a sunny Saturday. But a far away storm was not going to restrict visitors to the new Fiber Arts Show and Salon happening today.
The new Fiber Arts Show includes 32 artworks made from cloth and other fiber based materials. BelmarArts member Deb Stanley was the curator. It fills the whole front gallery.
Have you ever seen a representation of a peacock made entirely out of neckties? If not you owe it to yourself to come to BelmarArts and check out this large piece from Lisa Bagwell.
One thing you won't be able to do on a future visit to our gallery is get detailed explanations of how and why pieces were made, directly from the artists. This was one of our salon style shows, where all participating artists were invited to talk to the crowd, providing information about a medium that many of our members may not be completely knowledgeable about. Many of the artists actually concentrate their work in other mediums, but they certainly knew enough to create some very enjoyable art. We are estimating about 60 visitors were present through the reception, to see the artwork and learn some of the process behind them.
The new Fiber Arts Show remains on display during regular gallery hours- Wednesday to Saturday from 1 to 5 pm, through October 13, 2017. No more salon, but the art will be there, and as usual there is no admission fee. Also running at the same time is the show of photography from Dr. Kai Wai Lin, in the back room, also through October 13th.