if you are looking for some inspiration this summer, head on over to 'MADE', at the hudgen's art center in duluth, georgia. it is a group show of powerhouse women: natalie chanin of alabama chanin, susan hable of hable construction, rebecca wood of r.wood studio, and rita mae pettway, one of the quilters of gee's bend. there is a 48 foot long wall of the history of rebecca's ceramics, starting with the very first one. there are wonderful, large botanical drawings by susan hable, as well as a couple of hand painted chairs and an inspiration wall. alabama chanin shows her famously hand stitched outfits and the pattern cut outs that they must use as a guide. there are 8 colorful quilts.
this show is wonderful not only for the creative output exemplified, but for the strong current of female energy that it embodied. drawing, sewing, decorating, making plates and quilts for the home - these are the feminine arts. no man could make this. everything in the show is fused with this wonderful energy. it's a very organic show how it all works together. go and see for yourself! the exhibit will be up through sept. 24
words and photographs by rebecca wood