Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Supercluster Boards Are Up!

Missouri Bank Artboards outside The Piper Lofts.



Last night was very special for our family. A few months ago I wrote about Rachelle's (fiber artist daughter) Superclusters. These two pieces were one of her first experiments with lace work. Back in October 2011 Rachelle submitted them for consideration for the Missouri Bank Artboards that are located in the Crossroads Art District (125 Southwest Blvd). She was one of the artists selected to have works displayed. 

The original pieces are about 4.5 inches by 9 inches--quite small in comparison to the billboards.


The works were finally unveiled to the public as part of the First Friday events. Rachelle also hosted a V.I.P Soirée. This event was the culmination of her Kickstarter campaign that she ran last summer.

Amber and Matt Crawley graciously hosted the event. They have a nifty loft in the Piper Lofts Building--fortuitously just across the street from the boards! Amber and Matt have a spectacular view of downtown KC and Rachelle's works shone just across the street with the Kaufman Center Buildings in the background.

Chef and cookbook author Amber Shea Crawley  created scrumptious and satisfying appetizers for the happy guests. A certain retired art teacher/bartender crafted the cocktail SuperCluster (based on Pomegranates) just for this occasion.

Rachelle's work will be up for three months. If you are driving near downtown KC, I hope it is convenient for you to drive East on Southwest Blvd. As you pass Central St., and going toward the intersection of Wyandotte, just look up!


Just A Little Of The V.I.P Event.

Rachelle's presentation about the evolution and process of her art.



Rachelle and her sister, Dr. Michelle.


Bartender mingling while mixing: she was grateful for her
evening assistant, Lark. 

It was a lovely evening, with superb food, animated conversation, and two very proud parents. The photographer was Michael, way-proud Dad and assistant doorman.

The boards during the day-they even show up better!