Save the Date for a Millinery Arts Coalition Exhibition

Wow, it has been a busy month! Now that the Kentucky Derby is behind us, I’m focusing on my upcoming summer shows. The first one, which I’m really excited about, features spectacular millinery from some of my Millinery Art Coalition friends. In addition to mine, the work of Dee Hall, Lee St. Marie and Donald Wasson will be on display at the BOX Gallery from June 14th through July 27 in a show called “Millinery as Sculpture.”

Please plan on coming to meet the milliners on Friday, June 14th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the opening reception with wine and light refreshments. We have challenged ourselves to create some wonderful pieces for this show, so I hope you’ll be able to come by.

The BOX gallery is in the same building as the Summit Artspace Gallery. It’s located at 140 East Market Street in Akron, on the corner of East Market and Summit Streets. The BOX is on the third floor – follow the signs to the elevator and then press 3. More info is at www.artistofrubbercity.org Park in the lot behind the building or across the street.

While I don’t want to reveal too much before the show, here’s a sneak peek at one of the hats.

A tiny slice of millinery to be featured in the upcoming show

A tiny slice of millinery to be featured in the upcoming show

Fresh and Quirky Hat

About a week ago, I entered one of my hats in an art show at Summit ArtSpace in Akron. More than 90 pieces from various artists were submitted and 30-some were selected for exhibit in the show. The theme of the show is Fresh Art with Q- something that has been created in the last year or so and the piece had to somehow include the letter “Q,” whether literally or figuratively. The hat I submitted (photographed below)  has lots of curly-cues and is most definitely quirky. When I learned that my hat was one of the pieces selected, I was thrilled. But then I learned that it won third place in the show! The show runs through April 13 and gallery hours are Thursdays, 12-9, Friday and Saturday 12-5, and during the April 6 Artwalk from 5 – 9:30. More info at http://www.AkronAreaArts.org. Thanks so much to photographer Bradley Hart for sharing these photos with me (and you). Bradley’s HART Photographic studio is on the third floor of the Summit ArtSpace building and he can be reached at (330) 310-3982.

Fresh and Quirky Hat by Paula Singleton

Fresh and Quirky Hat by Paula Singleton