Textures Reunion

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For two of its 12 years of operation, I was a partner in Textures Gallery, a space that featured Texas, mostly local, artists and artisans who made fiber art, art for interiors and wearable art. Saturday, we celebrated the opening of a reunion exhibit at the gallery that now operates in our former space on McCullough in "downtown Olmos park." This is now the northside location of the gallery downtown in Market Square --

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The former Textures partners (the gallery closed its doors last January 1) and some of those who were contributors were invited to exhibit art and fine craft for a holiday show this year. The exhibit, co-curated by Textures partner Jane Bishop, and gallery manager Diana Roberts (formerly of ReBarn, another now-closed art space and gallery) is open through the January 13, and yesterday's reception for the artists and our friends and collectors gave me a chance to see many friends. With all kinds of art and a variety of gift items -- much in the sense of Textures Gallery -- the show has the feel of a sweet return. Seeing old friends whose city paths are now so different from mine made the time fly. If you see any gifts you'd like to give, contact the gallery for more information.

In order below: Linda Rael's tassles and angel dolls, Caryl Gaubatz' pojagi vest, Jane Bishop's upholstery, Laura Pitts' exquisite pin cushions, another garment by master Caryl Gaubatz, one of Martha Grant's pieces in her "Silence" series, and one of my pomegranate table cloths.


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