This past Friday was “The Eclectic Art Social Club’s” second group show: “Eclectic Cool: the Colors of Calm.” Let me pause and give you a little insight/explanation into our name…we are a group of 7 “young women,” shall we say, who are serious about art, but we don’t take ourselves to seriously. We began meeting several years ago to help each other in our art careers, but mostly ended up brunching, drinking coffee and having a good time together at each other’s homes (hence “social club). We all have very different styles, from thoughtful and careful collage, to intricate and meaningful acrylic “drawings,” to abstract acrylics, realistic and reflective oils, jewelry, pastels…you get the idea. We dubbed our interesting mix “eclectic.” For this show, we chose to link our styles with cool, calming colors. The show was upstairs at Parkside Bar in Avondale and it was amazing. We had a packed house from 4:30-9:00 and had a blast together, selling and enjoying art and community! Here are some images as our show began…
The crew: (left to right) Dariana Dervis, Mary Liz Ingram, Erin Hardin, Cecily Hill Lowe, Chi Roach
Cecily’s large installation
Guests enjoying Chi’s art
Dariana and Chi happy to open the show
Dariana’s collage and jewelry, always soothing
Erin’s beautiful oil paintings
Mary Liz’s pastels, apologies for the bad lighting!