Approximately 200 people passed through the Lazy Dog Art Studio at Long Beach to see the impressive and quirky artwork of Paul Dimmer, Adrienne Conway & Carmel Cox.
First through the door were 14 members of the Queanbeyan Car Club who drove over especially to see the exhibition and meet the three artists. Artist Carmel Cox originally met Max De Oliver, the Events Director of the car club last November at a swap meet when she was scouring for old things for her steam punk art. A friendship was struck up with Carmel inviting Max and his club to her Open Studio.
Max said, “When I organise an event for our members, it is often difficult to please everyone. Some of the outings appeal to our ladies; other events only appeal to the men. However, visiting the Lazy Dog Studio ticked every box. We intended to only stay for only 30 minutes but ended up staying for 1½ hours.”
Carmel’s work colleagues from both Batemans Bay and Moruya Library also turned up to enjoy the exhibition, having hilarious fun in the gardens with the quirky sculptures.
Once the public had inspected Paul’s outdoor sculptures, they moved inside the studio and were greeted by more than 62 paintings, many of them by Adrienne Conway. Also on show were Carmel’s steam punk sculptures, up-cycled books and bottles and a lovely collection of timberwork.
Carmel said, “The feedback we received from the public was very positive; they loved that there was so much variety to look at in one spot. Plus the weather was very kind to us, with many people taking the time to sit in the gardens and just enjoy the sights.”
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