A moment of clarity came when I created my first Crazy Quilt in the quilt shop in downtown Cary, NC several years ago. I knew that I needed to create art, and I knew I need to create it in fabric. This sent me on an exploration of learning, allowing my creativity to flow, and accepting myself as an artist.
The thing one does to become an artist is becoming a student first. This relationship of artist/student is a lifelong one of ongoing learning. The beauty of learning is that you find out so much about who you are, what you like and what you don’t like. These are very important to the making of an artist.
In becoming an artist one needs to let creativity flow. This can be done by daring to try new things, exploring outside your comfort zone, seeing what interest you, what make your heart leap, and then create without fear of rejection.
You become an artist the moment you acknowledge that you are one. It is not by the level of your artistic ability, but by the knowledge that you are a creative soul, and you desire to share that creativity with others.
Waverly Artist Group
Saying Goodbye This Friday night
Join us at Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery as we are Saying Goodbye
on Friday, October 28, 6-9 pm at Waverly Place.
Our lease is expiring on November 19th: we thank you for five great years of support while we have
brought beauty to your community.
Our final open house features the sustaining power of friendship, expressed in the art of
Errol Engelbrecht and Beth Carrington Brown, and expressed in your patronage of WAG
since we began in business.
We cannot adequately express how thankful we are for having been your friends.
We opened the gallery with a few goals in mind. We wanted to:
bring beauty to our worlds because we believe beauty makes us better people.
make a contribution to the betterment of our community
have fun i.e. to wag more and bark less
collaborate and become better artists
What has happened during these past five years?
By all accounts we have reached our imagined goals. In fact,
I believe we have surpassed our wildest imaginations!
Five years together have produced a list of rewarding accomplishments.
Here are some, and there are more. We have:
hosted dozens of monthly art critiques that have improved us and many others as artists.
built friendships with all the vendors in the shopping center
been voted best gallery in town 2015-2016.
sold over $375,000 in art
In addition, we have:
been asked to judge shows, give public lectures, serve on boards of other art communities.
hosted numerous shows for our area artists friends other than Wag members.
given away thousands of dollars in cash and art to local non-profits.
counted over 3000 guest visits.
You have made life fun for us.
friends, patrons, and fellow artist, we are ending this stage of our journey together.
Our dream and commitment to the ideals of Wag will continue, time will tell how these dreams are expressed.
Speaking for all of us, thank you for helping make the Wag dream come true.
(For me, I will never forget these five years and how they have shaped me as an artist and as a person.)
Let’s share one last Final Friday together on October 28th with refreshments, music, misty eyes and fond goodbyes...
A gift from us to you.
As a special thank you we will provide special pricing on selected art beginning at our Final Open House on October 28 and extending through to our last day of business on November 19th.
Warmly and with good memories from all of us at Waverly Artist Group
We do hope that over time you will see other expressions of WAG and our desire to bring beauty to each of you.