As a theme this year Madame Governor, Helen Thorpe, chose 'Holiday Heritages'. Brilliant for me! Here I am back to heritage and origins, which I have used as inspiration for my personal spaces and very often also professionally in my design themes, fashion styling, or conceptual art. Karen knew that about me and asked if I would create something representing Eastern Europe. My dream!
I worked on getting information and loan pieces for the Eastern European installation through the month of November. When last minute another local organization was not able to participate, I threw my hat in for the Central Asian table also and drew from my family's private collection. I finished up last week and it looks great. Today, press day. It was very exciting to have people interested in the themes, asking questions about the provenance of the pieces, many of them antiques from local museums, others beloved personal objects on loan from friends and acquaintances.
I'll post some more specifics at the end of the week and for now show off a couple of snapshots of what the tours will be showing.