A Good Beginning for 2013


              Oconee St Methodist Church, Athens Ga, by Rene D. Shoemaker, 2012

The Athens Area Arts Council was kind enough to put a shout-out about my current exhibits in their newsletter this month:

Silk paintings by Rene Shoemaker: See a collection of her silk paintings displayed and for sale at the new (and delicious) Broad Street Coffee (a new vegan/vegetarian restaurant), 1660 W. Broad St., Athens; 706-548-2266.

More artwork by Rene Shoemaker: This AAAC member has been busy! See painting on silk, waxed pencil on paper and silkscreen on paper at the Winter Art Show hosted by the Monroe Art Guild. The opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Jan. 25 and the exhibit is Jan. 15-Feb. 22. The exhibit takes place at 205 S. Broad St., Monroe, Ga. (Find Rene’s blog here.)

Rene Shoemaker exhibits in Minnesota:
If you’re traveling in the next couple of months or have friends in the Twin Cities area, spread the word about Rene Shoemaker’s participation in an exhibit, “A Common Thread,” at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, a national center for fiber art.
'This exceptional exhibition is unparalleled in showcasing the breadth of textile art. A true community event, the show features the work of over 60 of Textile Center’s members - and takes over our three gallery spaces in the process. A Common Thread illustrates the variety and innovation while honoring traditions in fiber art methods and forms. From weaving, quilting, knitting, and sewing, to needlework, lace making, basketry and beading - A Common Thread has it all.
The opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 and the exhibit continues through March 2.The Textile Center is located at 3000 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, Minn.’
Thank you to the AAAC for promoting my work, and for being there to help support Athens artists. It looks like this is the beginning of a busy and productive New Year, and I do so appreciate the support of my friends and community.
Now tell me, what do you have planned for 2013?