Hello dear souls,
Well, I was wrong about taking a break from shows..I still have pieces in the Retrospective Exhibition.
Tomorrow night a solo exhibition, Friday, March 7 at The Artists Hall, 301 St. Rd. 26 Melrose, Florida. (The invitation is at the end of this post)
It all unfolded serendipitously (more on that later). One has to go with connections of mind, body, & spirit when the universe offers them..yes?
If you are looking for something to do on a chilly clear Friday evening..please stop by tomorrow night for some refreshments, wine, and a bit of art. It’s also the Melrose Art Walk night, so you may stroll around to enjoy the same in the other galleries viewing their art and shops within old houses/buildings.
I have 35 pieces (paintings, collage, & mixed media) hanging in the Artists Hall (once upon a time..a church). I can’t wait to write about my experience in this 1920 gothic church..
T’was built by a woman who traveled the world as a healer. She also built the 1880 house on the property (now also a gallery/studios).
I have to say, I love the energies in this old church and of all the people I’ve dealt with in Melrose..including those at the “hanging party” last night. ‘Tis a town of artists, writers/poets, musicians, etc. Here is a 2013 article concerning–>Melrose. A perfect description from my observation. I will be writing a long post next week…including about the magical “hanging party” last night!
Forgive me for not posting for weeks (again). Alas, I’ve been painting, painting, and painting.. some past, re-visited, and new work in this exhibition. I literally painted until we had to load up to deliver them. That seems to be how I roll..but I’m okay with that.
So, If the spirit moves you, come out to the Melrose Art Walk tomorrow night. Some of us will be dining at the local Blue Water Bay restaurant around 8. Excellent food in another interesting building within walking distance (created from an old barn)!
Well, enough for now. I’ll be back next week to write about the night and will start posting some of the new paintings. Two are traditional still life..well sort of..there is a little red wing black bird peering out from behind the glass vase in one. Dandelions are the flowers of choice in the other. Both are quite symbolic, of course…
until then..wishing you wondrous days & nights,
Here’s the invitation:
Bellamy Road Presents
Looking Out . . . From Within
Thirty-five paintings by Fleming Island, Florida artist Morri.
Morri Sims is a painter, collage, and mixed media artist.
Opening reception for one month exhibition
On March 7, 2014 – 6 to 9pm
LOCATION: 301 St. Rd. 26 (the old Artists Hall)
Bellamy Road (The David Turner Warner Foundation, Inc.) was incorporated in 2008 as a 501 (c) (3) private operating foundation. It supports the work of creative artists in the visual arts, literature, film, music and other performing arts.
Keith C. Bollum
Bellamy Road (David T. Warner Foundation, Inc.)
309 SR 26
Melrose, FL 32666
mobile (352) 283-9700