Meredith, of Whynot Pottery has conceived of, and is organizing a show called “Clay and Blogs: Telling a Story” that will take place in early October in Seagrove, North Carolina. I think there are about 44 potters from all over the world that will be participating – New Zealand, Australia, Spain – just to name a few of the all-over-the-world places. Organizing and communicating with all of these people must be a huge undertaking, especially when Meredith has to keep repeating herself with some people because their spam filter is so picky. (Am I the only one?) As if that isn’t enough, she is also putting together an online show to run concurrently. Pretty impressive.
I’m really flattered to have been invited to participate because the show includes some of my favorite potters and bloggers, so it would be great to be in Seagrove in October to actually see the show and meet people I have been “talking” with. (Not to mention that just being in NC in October would be gorgeous. Last week I watched the movie, Goodbye Solo that took place in NC in the Fall and the red on some of the trees was unreal.)
One element of the show will be excerpts from blogs and maybe a statement about why we blog. That will take some pondering to put into words, but I do know that one of the reasons is community and Meredith is very good at helping to create this. She has a very distinctive voice in her own blog and the comments she leaves on other blogs. Her support, concern, experience, and humor show through in all of them.
October 1 thru October 29, 2010
Arts Council of Moore County
432 East Connecticut Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28388
Opening Reception Oct 1st from 6-8