Painters Peni Patrick and Laurie Gruer approached fabric sculptor SaraLou Miller in spring 2018 about doing a collaborative project – they wanted to form a small group of artists to emotionally respond and interpret Miller’s “Costume Ladies”, with the idea of accumulating the finished pieces into a public art show. The artist collective – Patrick, Gruer, Kato Wake, Jennifer Topaz Bruce and Mehdi Agahi – rented Studio Ex at the Picton Armoury from June to October, 2018 and worked on and off together. Their show, entitled MUSE, was held at the Picton Amoury during October Thanksgiving weekend. More information about the show is on www.countycollective.ca.

The popular response incurred a remount of the show in Belleville at Gallery 121, 48 Bridge Street East. www.gallery121artists.com The show runs from January 8 to Feburary 9, 2019, with the opening on Saturday January 12 from 2 to 4.

The images in the slide show were my contributions to the MUSE show.