Friend and studiomate Yvonne Beatty and I went to "The Turkey Platter Museum" last weekend! The exhibit at Red Pipe Gallery in Chinatown showcases only part of Helen Gleason's huge collection which she has been assembling from antique stores, yard sales, and cross-country shopping trips for over forty years. Helen, who was delighted by the show, is the mother of Mat Gleason, Los Angeles gallerist/curator/publisher. The exhibit is great fun to see, and is a fine way to celebrate the holiday season. Show is up through January 4, 2015. (These photos were shamelessly lifted from Rouzanna Berberian's Facebook album -- thanks!)
|With Yvonne Beatty|
|The walls were filled with platters!|
|Helen Gleason wore a fabulous turkey brooch and earrings,|
and her shirt was embroidered, naturally, with turkeys!