My Last Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios June 6-7 and June 13-14, 2015
May 25, 2015
Hi Everybody,I’m participating in the Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios June 6 & 7 and June 13 & 14 (# 125 on the map, see link http://db.proartsgallery.org/map/map_ebos_15.php).
This will be the last year I participate in Open Studios as I’ve decided to close my teaching business at the end of this year. I will no longer have my studio on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley. However, I will continue to show my art in galleries and other shows and events. Please be sure to check my Blog Spot at www.glimakraweaving.blogspot.com for additional information and future dates.Thank you so much for all your support over the years. I look forward to seeing you the upcoming Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios and future gallery showings and events.
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday season. I did, even got a chance to relax a little, but not for very long.
Expressions Gallery will have the opening for another show this coming Saturday. See flyer. I will again have a couple of pieces in it, in addition to some scarves. I hope to see you there. Click flyer to enlarge.
Well, the Holidays have started. I had a big Thanksgiving dinner here at my house with my family. My niece with her family came from Sweden, and my stepson, Michael, came from New York. But now it is back to reality.
I just got invited by Lou Grantham to sell scarves and other items at her store, San Francisco Fiber at 3711 Grand Ave. in Oakland. It will be tomorrow at the First Thursday Art event, taking place on Grand Avenue in Oakland 6-9pm.
She will be demonstrating weaving and spinning as well as having some friend selling their stuff. Among them, I will be there, and Janet Moore, who will sell her chenille scarves and maybe some of her tapestries.
If you miss this (I know it is very short notice), I will also participate in Expressions Gallery’s Open Studio at 2035 Ashby Avenue in Berkeley.
That will take place Saturday and Sunday Dec. 13 and 14, 11am-6pm. I will only be there on Sun. the 14th though. Hope to see you at one of these events.
The next show at Expressions Gallery is “Changes: Seasonal, Environmental and Life." I will have two pieces in this show, "Autumn Leaf" and "Making My Blues Turn Green" in addition to some scarves.
The Opening Reception will be on Saturday, October 11, from 6-8pm.
The openings are usually a lot of fun, with plenty of people, food, drink and live music. Each artist (50 or so, usually) is bringing a savory and a sweet dish to share. There is a jazz group, and Rinna Flohr (the gallery owner and former cabaret singer) sings one or two songs, often something to correspond to the show.
EXPRESSIONS GALLERY is located at
2035 ASHBY AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94703
This show runs Saturday October 11, 2014 – January 9, 2015.
Gallery hours: Wed.- Sat., noon -5, Sun.,noon-3pm and by appointment.
Hello, I hope you had a good summer. I did. I went to my native Sweden for a short while and also stopped in Copenhagen for a couple of nights on the way back. I wanted to let you know that I have a skirt/shawl/hoodie all-in-one (see pictures), as well as about a dozen scarves, at the "Summertime Fun Recycling" show at: Expressions Gallery 2035 Ashby Avenue Berkeley 94703 Phone:510-644-4930 Gallery hours: Wed – Sat, Noon -5pm, and Sun, Noon-3pm. The show runs through October 3, 2014.
My piece was made on a left over warp (yarn stretched in the loom, before you can start weaving) and I decided to use some of my metallic yarn, that I have a lot of. The buttons I found in a box of buttons, that I got from my mother in law. And the inner facing was made from ribbons, that I had from my career as a long distance runner.
There are a lot of interesting pieces in the show, all made from recycled stuff: Like clothing made from live wheat grass and old recording tape, that has been crocheted etc. Something very interesting is also handbags, and grocery bags crocheed from “plarn,” plastic yarn, made by cutting plastic grocery bags into loops and then linking the loops into yarn. Surprisingly, they look very good. It is amazing, how some peoples garbage can turn into somebody else’s treasure. You should check it out.