If you have been following my blog the last 2 months, you know that I have been working on an art exhibit called ARTQUILTSfreezeframe that was produced by the Professional Art Quilters Alliance – South (PAQA-South). I was one of the 3 curators of this exhibit. We spent over a year orchestrating the event. This was the first time that I ever did anything like this. I frequently find myself as a worker bee, but seldom am I leader. It was a great learning experience for me.
I like being part of an art exhibit production crew. I like coordinating with people, hanging quilts, and I especially like getting the word out…publicity. When all the work is done, it is amazing to sit back and watch how people enjoy the end results. Of course, it is the beautiful quilts produced by this hugely talented group of professionals that truly is the key to our successful shows.
This afternoon, I went to visit the exhibit at Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary, NC. It seems they have been getting a lot of visitors this past week, people coming from far and wide to see our quilts. Word is getting out. How very exciting!
Why the extra foot traffic this week? Well, we were able to get a camera crew from our local PBS station UNC-TV to come out and film the exhibit. The reporter, Stephanie Bourland, from the North Carolina Weekend program asked that the curators be available for the filming. Uh…did I say I was a curator? Yes, the 3 curators were interviewed for the 4 minute segment on their program that aired this past weekend.
What an adventure! The segment was fabulous. The videography was brilliant. They took such respect and care to video our quilts. Stephanie really cared about us. She cared about making us comfortable on camera and she cared about the exhibit. How much she cared about the exhibit shows in how she narrated the segment. You have to see it.
I’ve included a copy of the video below. We’re the 1st segment in the broadcast (about 2 minutes into the video-before the giraffes). Hope you enjoy it. Lights, camera…action!
This is the last week to see ARTQUILTSfreezeframe.
PAQA-South’s 2013 Member Exhibit
September 26 – October 20, 2013
Page-Walker Arts & History Center
119 Ambassador Loop
Cary, NC 27513