A trio of artists from Crawford who are long-time friends have dubbed themselves, "The Sisters of the Eleventh Moon." That's because they always share an exhibit at The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss in November, hence "the 11th moon."
They have been in the sisterhood, so to speak, for four years. They began with a southwestern flair to start with. "We thought the name would tie in," Pennie Alexander said. Hendrika Cegielski and Connie Willett round out the trio.
"We started out as friends and we still are," Cegielski said.
Their exhibit is in the Peach Gallery at the arts center.
Alexander had already sold a couple of her pieces on opening night, Nov. 9.
"This year I started doing something different with Kachina dolls," Alexander said. "Kachinas are spirits or personifications of things in the real world. A Kachina can represent anything in the natural world or cosmos, from a revered ancestor to an element, a location, a quality, a natural phenomenon or a concept."
Her "Spirits Dancers" are her interpretation of the Kachina. She uses recycled leather, jewelry, fur and feathers. The bodies and heads are made from gourds.
Connie Willett brings her great sense of humor to her fabric art. This time her theme is all about ravens. For example "Crows Line with Crow Pins," "Gym Crow Laws," "Raven Lunatic" and "Raven Beauty."
Two expertly painted birds in the gallery were done by Cegielski. "I don't do normal birds," Willett said.
In addition to her other fine art two-dimensional paintings, Cegielski has brought her leather pillows, painted gourds, bowls with lizards and bee baths.
Always expertly and delightfully done, don't miss this latest exhibit by the talented "Sisters of the Eleventh Moon."blog comments powered by Disqus