Evening May 31 2013 Denver art Museum

Denver Art Museum visitors at our demo table.  Kate Cox and my arse at the table!

Denver Art Museum visitors at our demo table. Kate Cox and my arse at the table!

In front of El Anatsui's shimmering work.   Kate and Miriam with their interpretation of his piece.

In front of El Anatsui’s shimmering work. Kate and Miriam with their interpretation of his piece.

Our colorful curtain contribution to the lecture.

Our colorful curtain contribution to the lecture.

An engaged audience.

An engaged audience.

 

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Fiber artist Barb Beasley stopped to say hello!

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Work of Miriam Basart and Kate Cox. At the DAM gift shop.

IMG_1378Kate and I had a good time at the museum on May 31st.   Our demonstration table was placed in front of the El Anatsui’s shiny work on the fourth floor of the Denver Art Museum in the Hamilton Building.

We were asked to be part of the May 2013 “Darn” event.  A different theme takes place on the last Friday of every month except November and December.  The evening was festive with music on the ground floor and people were everywhere.  Food was provided with a cash bar.  The evening drew young energetic people who were enjoying the party atmosphere.

 

We were to give a talk at 8:00 and another at 9:00, the visitors were handed a program upon entry to the museum, with activities taking place in the most unusual places like in little corners of the room and under the stairs visitors had many options to see demos from many artists.

 

Our events brought a good crowd, many asked the most interesting questions such as the type of knot we used to secure our pop can tabs to each other.  See picture above.  Our interpretation of El Anatsui’s work was to piece together a curtain from the pop can tabs.

 

A video photographer filmed us for museum use, I think it went well but I haven’t seen it yet!  Fiber artist Barb Beasley visited our table, we took a few pictures together.

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