I am thrilled to announce that the Pocketful of Posies Traveling Exhibit will be going to the Upcountry History Museum – Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina! This is extra exciting, because southerners have been clamoring for the exhibit to come closer to them. The show dates are October 17, 2015 ~ January 31, 2016, so there’s plenty of time to plan a trip to see it. I have also been invited to do a book signing and give a talk at the museum sometime in the first half of November, 2015. An added bonus will be a chance to visit the area in SC where my grandmother was born and raised and where our Salley family has been for many generations.
Wouldn’t you know, just as soon as I announced that the exhibit’s 3+ year tour will be winding down, it has picked up momentum. Dana Thorpe, the museum’s director, contacted me last week and we quickly made arrangements. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m no longer actively seeking out new locations, but will respond to inquiries from interested venues. Looking at a map, Greenville is located in the north western corner of the state, near the North Carolina and Georgia borders. I am so pleased that folks from the surrounding cities and towns will be able go and see my original embroidered illustrations!
Salley, Greenville is a fantastic little city and Furman is on one of the most beautiful campuses anywhere. I cannot wait to meet you in person!
Thanks for singing its praises, Emily. Now, I’m even more looking forward to going to Greenville!
Congratulations! I love seeing the close-up pictures you post. Any chance you might travel out west to southern California? Should I contact the appropriate museums to see if they would host an exhibit?
Thanks so much for offering to contact museums in your area, Nelda! If any place is interested, they can contact me for details.
I can’t wait!!!