Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Maggie Ayres - An Exhibition of Textile and Mixed Media Art



From this Saturday until next Maggie has her first solo exhibition, entitled "Beginnings", in the Castle Douglas Art Gallery. She's been working like mad finishing her pieces of art while I've been keeping the kids out of her way as much as possible and helping her to create and print posters, postcards and update her website (http://www.maggieayres.co.uk/beginnings.htm).

In fact, if anyone wants to print out a poster and advertise the event in their workplace or window, then you can download a PDF version by right clicking an selecting "Save As" on this link Beginnings Poster. OK, most of you will be too far away for your advertising to make much difference, but you never know. And if you are local(ish), do come along and tell your friends.

26 comments:

Kate said...

Tell Maggie I said Good Luck!

I'd pop along if it was closer, her work is really beautiful.

Andraste said...

Fantastic, And I love her voice!

Best wishes to Maggie!

sarah said...

oh YAY!

give her a good luck from me as well.

jennifergg said...

How terrific! And so beautiful, too...wish I could see the show in person.

Eryl Shields said...

Poster saved, I'll stick it in my car window. Stevie and I will see if we can pop along, her work looks gorgeous you must be so proud.

PI said...

They are really beautiful. Good luck with the exhibition.
She would make a great broadcaster.

quinn said...

very cool...I loved the way Maggie as described what "drives" her in her creations etc. best of luck.
P.s. very cool to hear her voice. Nice to meet you Maggie.

Carole said...

Her art work is uniquely interesting. I love her color choices and enjoyed looking through her website. May she have a great showing and sell every piece. And yes, her voice is great. You and her are the all time great voice couple.

Kim Ayres said...

Kate - Thank you :)

Andraste - Thanks :) I love Maggie's voice - a soft Scottish accent is so pleasant on the ear

Sarah - thank you, I have :)

Jennifer - don't let several thousand miles stand in your way - leap on a plane and you coud be here by Monday :)

Eryl - you're a star! If you make it over, let Maggie know and I'll pop across to say hello. Fortunately the gallery is really close to our house :)

Pat - Thank you :) Maggie's a lot less sure of her voice than I am - she's not used to hearing it recorded.

Quinn - thanks :)

Carole - thank you :) Maybe we should visit the States next year on a "Voice Tour of America...!"

Kanani said...

Those are beautiful. I always look at that kind of textile art and wonder: "How do they do that?"

A COLLAGE A DAY said...

Very Beautiful work!

r.

Kim Ayres said...

Kanani - welcome to my ramblings and thank you for taking the time to comment! If you like my wife's artwork I would urge you to visit her website and maybe consider signing up to her newsletter :)

Randel - 2 new visitors in one post! Thank you too for visiting and taking the time to comment :)

Dr Joseph McCrumble said...

If I wasn't knee deep in nappies, Kim, I'd pop along. Good luck to Maggie!

cheers

J McC

Mary Witzl said...

I'll try to come (probably towards the end of next week) and bring my friend, Dina, who is also a textile artist. Maggie's work looks lovely.

I bet you'll both be glad when the exhibit is over, though -- I can remember how exhausting exhibits were back when I was an art student.

Dr Maroon said...

Remember, the more you charge, the less likely anyone will question it.
Good sales point there.

Bon chance mon ami.

Jen said...

Wow...Maggie does really wonderful stuff. I bet it's phenomenal in person; wish I could attend.

savannah said...

congrats! hope the exhibit went well! a lovely voice and thoughtful words..all my best to all ya'll!

Kim Ayres said...

Dr McCrumble - as excuses go, it's a pretty good one :)

Mary - do let me know, and say to Maggie to give me a call to come across. It seems I missed Eryl yesterday. Considering I live only a stone's throw from the gallery, that was criminal.

Dr Maroon - I did try talking Maggie into adding an extra zero on to the prices, but she wasn't having it.

Jen - it does look great now it's all up. She'll be having another exhibition at the end of November if you want to rearrange your family's holidays... ;)

Savannah - thank you! It's on all week, apart from today (Sunday)

Eryl Shields said...

So I came yesterday to see Maggie's work and didn't ask her to call you. Sorry, I was in a red wine induced fug and not thinking straight. I shouldn't have been out really. Maybe I'll come back later in the week.

I loved 'Forest' and may have to come back for it. Though ideally I'd like a giant version. Also loved your story of the bandaged woman. What a team you are!

Carole said...

I highly endorse a trip to the states starting with St. Louis, Missouri. There is a place to stay and free food. :-) Plus think about this..the kids would love the zoo and Grant's farm and you would love the Budweiser brewery and free beer!!!

Kim Ayres said...

Eryl - I hope you can come back later in the week. This time I'll make sure you get a cup of coffee :)

Carole - Free food and beer? You make a persuasive case...

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Well done to Maggie on her first exhibition! How exciting!

Her work is really beautiful. I hope she has great success with it.

Pendullum said...

Wonderful...
Absolutely wonderful!!!!!!

Kim Ayres said...

Thank you Sam and Pendullum.

Maggie's been really touched by all the positive feedback on this blog

Christina said...

Amazing art! I wish you guys the best of luck!

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks Christina :)