I'd like to give a shout-out to Charleston artist Shannon Runquist for her kindness and hospitality in showing Alia and I around the area, so that we might have an idea of what spots we'd like to paint in the coming week. Also, Charleston artist Hilarie Lambert is kindly hosting several of the artists coming into town for the opening reception on Friday, November 5. They're the living example of Southern hospitality!
More updates will come over the next week and a half - expect lots of photos to be posted here and on "Women Painting Women." Of course there has also been much press about the exhibition, which can be found at this link. And for a great interview about the work of one of the artists taking part in the exhibition, Alia El-Bermani, please listen to the interview she gave on the radio show "Triad Arts Up Close" in conjunction with a show at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art. It's a great interview, and Alia is excellent at articulating her intent in her work; she also speaks specifically about one of the paintings which is on exhibit in the "Women Painting Women" exhibition, entitled Simbi (see below) - it's definitely worth a listen.
Simbi, oil on canvas, 2007, 28"x22", by Alia El-Bermani.