What has now become an annual tradition, we hosted thanksgiving dinner at the Crosby Schoolhouse. It's our second year with the long table, and it was put to good use! Karen successfully coordinate a frenzy of cooks in the kitchen and managed to keep the peace. Peter brined the turkey ever in a Home Depot bucket.
Karen led another class on dying with natural indigo at Longue View house and Garden, this time with the support of Kate and Peter. The class sold out, so we hope to do this again! The participants use different shibori techniques to crate patterns on cotton napkins to learn the process. Our hands only got slightly blue in the process!
Peter had two of his portrait quilts accepted into the Louisiana Contemporary Exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, which runs from August 6 to September 18 . A juried show, Peter placed third.
Read a review of the show HERE. Said Bill Arning, the juror "... On a more positive note, Paul Rizzo, Max Sizeler, Peter Horjus, Brian Barbieri, Chris Berntsen and Arthur Severio depict the joy of queer lives today and exploring so many new possibilities."
Karen is teaching a class on how to dye with indigo and other plant matter on April 16 in New Orleans. See more information and register at https://longuevue.com/
After a busy Mardi Gras season, Karen and Kate finally made it back up to the Schoolhouse last weekend to get back to work. Despite Kate's cat, Friendly, getting stuck in trees....