Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Art Central artist, Delaine Walters, loves lace! And that is
what inspired her new exhibit, "Windows and Window Boxes".
During a recent trip to France, Walters kept noticing little details
that made the buildings into homes: the welcoming pot of flowers
by the front stoop, the window box dripping with blossoms, the
combination of old and new materials on buildings, and of course,
the lace curtains moving with the breeze. The hard, cold stone of
the architecture, she says, makes the soft, transparent lace even
Walters says, “The lace talks to me. I can just imagine myself as
a Victorian lady, surrounded by lace in clothing and scarves, on
tables and windows.” She even has jewelry made from lace.
Here painting, "Lace Window", is an image the artist
found in a small French town called Minerve, which was voted the
most beautiful town in France. Other paintings in the exhibit are
impressions of many such windows the artist encountered on her
travels. Some of the canvases even have bits of lace from France
and from her great-grandmother’s collection collaged onto the
One of the paintings, a batik called "Charleston Window
Box", is of a window in downtown Charleston. Many sights in
Charleston may bring old Europe to mind; certainly one of them is
a window box spilling blossoms and soft lace curtains.
See Delaine Walters’ exhibit during the month of January at Art
Central and meet the artist at the Third Thursday reception
January 16th 5-8pm!