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Friday, January 28, 2011

The Heart of the Matter 3


The Heart of the Matter 3 opened at Guardino Gallery last night. There are two artists in the main gallery (Suzy Kitman and Jessica Orlowski)and then a group show in the Feature and Window Gallery; I'm part of the group show: The Heart of the Matter 3. But let me back up a bit. Here I am delivering my art to the gallery last Sunday:


And here is what I delivered: 13 Funky Junkyard Birds and three Fearless Faces.



So last night was the opening for all of the shows. We arrived and peeked in the window, discovering that my three Fearless Faces were in the Window Gallery.


I didn't get to see all of my birds hanging on the wall as Donna, the owner of the gallery, had sent me a message earlier in the day saying that three of my birds had sold before the show even opened (she suggested I get to making more birds)! Yikes Almighty!


Here's the beautiful Features Gallery:



My handsome hubby talking to Greg Carrigan.


Daughter Amy stopped by (with flowers for me!) and had fun looking at a couple of the dangling hearts on my birds. Amy had given me a pair of her old heart earrings, and of course they found their way onto my Funky Junkyard Birds. I guess I didn't open the lockets because inside were photos of my grandkids!




Some of my favorite crew: Tory, Greg, Tabor, me, Amy.


Tabor looking quizzical and mysterious.


You know who by now.


Finally, Steph arrived. Trifecta achieved.


And then it was just a magical evening of visiting and talking art. Can you spot Mary Lou Zeek? She's there in the mix, too!


10 comments:

lynda Howells said...

hello handsome husband and beautiful Dayna. Your Art is beautiful as usual. Funny about the images of your grandchildren in the locket..did you take them out? What a lovely looking gallery.x Good luck for the rest of the show.xxlynda and a hug from Tonyx

Dayna Collins said...

Hi Lynda. Nope, I did not remove the photos of my grandkids. The birds are Funky Junkyard Birds after all, and the photos make them all the funkier!

stephanie brockway said...

Funny story about the photos in the locket, which adds to the ambiance! The photo of you and Amy has my "bravo girl" in the background, holding flowers in her hand. Bravo on the opening night!
steph

Deirdra Doan said...

Thanks so much for the visit. Your fearless faces are wonderful....congratulations on your painting! And the gallery show. You work very hard and deserve the recognition your you are getting! I like the teeth one. And I think the birds are great!

PS going to the Independence Gallery "Oh you Beautiful Doll" gala to night?

Erika Lee Sears said...

I just love the Guardino gallery :) COngrats on the show!

donna said...

Love it. Congratulations on such a great show!!

Your daughter is just beautiful!

gl. said...

"I didn't get to see all of my birds hanging on the wall as Donna, the owner of the gallery, had sent me a message earlier in the day saying that three of my birds had sold before the show even opened (she suggested I get to making more birds)!"

that's the best kind of show! well done, dayna!

also, funny story about the locket; i hope somebody really appreciates it when they buy it. :)

Serena Barton said...

Congratulations, Dayna! I'm not surprised your birds sold out early--they are splendid and make me laugh out loud with pleasure!

Karen said...

COngratulations on a lively show! I really like what you create and the Gallery looks wonderful. Do you get right back to making things when your show opens or you have completed something for a deadline or do you take a few days to "crash"?

Tory Brokenshire said...

Great show and so much fun. Your work looks right at home in a gallery. Congratulations!