Saturday, April 16, 2011

Reception in Keller

Last Thursday we had our reception at the Keller Town Hall Gallery for our "A World of Enchantment" show.  Adriana Esqueda and I were there representing TAODA. 

Adriana, Brenda Wyatt-Keller Public Arts Board Chairman, me

It was very nice!  A local catering company provided food, as did Adriana and I.  Her son and his friend bartended.  At the end of the reception Adriana’s son told me that he had been talking to a gentleman who said that he had never thought dolls could be “art” but after seeing our exhibit he changed his mind.  That is so gratifying! 

Monday, April 4, 2011


On my way to Keller last week I stopped in Avalon, Texas.  Avalon is the little town where my grandmother grew up.  Her parents and grandparents lived there as well. 
My great grandfather was a somewhat prominent citizen and got a street named after himself. :)

I wanted to visit the cemetery and find my ancestor's graves.  It was a bit of an adventure driving down some unpaved roads, but I found the cemetery

and the graves of my great great grandparents, my great grandmother, and some other relatives as well. 

 It was a very satisfying.  A very peaceful place.

A World of Enchantment

Last Friday we set up TAODA's newest show "A World of Enchantment" at the Keller Town Hall Gallery.  Keller is a beautiful community just outside Ft. Worth, TX.  The show will run April 1 - 29.
The doll on the postcard is by Adriana Esqueda, who does wonderful beaded faces on her dolls, but she also does the most beautiful painted faces.  Here is the postcard doll in the gallery:

I have several dolls in this show.  Here are some of them:
Gaia's Slumber
Lorelei, Siren of the Rhine


It is a beautiful gallery, filled with light.  Here is a shot of the gallery as we are setting up:

Some of the artists in the show, top row: Theresa May, Mindy Bush, Yoanna Baumgartner.
Bottom row:  Joyce Patterson, Beth Akin, Karin Otto-Burfict

The reception will be April 14, 7-9 p.m.