My lecture at Ann Litrel’s gallery last Friday was delightful – thank you to so many of my friends, readers, and students who came out and supported me. I talked to gallery visitors as they stopped in and then my lecture was at 7p.m. I talked for only a short time about each art quilt, the inspiration behind it, and how I approached color in each. I’ll be premiering a new video from the lecture each week, and this week’s is about my spiritual art quilt, Redemption.
The Monastery of the Holy Spirit, one of the inspirations I mention in the video, says of their facility:
What matters most about the monastery is precisely that it is radically different from the world…
In a world of noise, confusion and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline and peace.
– Thomas Merton
Woodstock is a delightful town with so many great shops and restaurants. After my lecture we headed over to a great burger place that had the best black bean burger ever (I don’t do red meat).