The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Artist Teresa Bosko in the gallery installing The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show bt Teresa Bosko
The Love Show bt Teresa Bosko

Flowers of The Love Show ready for the gallery. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

A flower made from tulle and wire coat hangers. Each petal was individually wrapped in tulle, which was then sewn into place. Multiple petals were wired together to form the flower. A stem was created from heavy cotton trim and duct tape. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

An individual flower of The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Flowers of The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Flowers of The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Petals. The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio; February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

The Love Show flowers were suspended from a wire grid installed across the gallery's tin ceiling. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio; February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Artist Teresa Bosko in the gallery installing The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Waster Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Installing The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Installing of The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Flowers of The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Flowers of The Love Show. White paper butterflies were woven into the petals of the flowers. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Flowers of The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Flowers of The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Flowers of The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Flowers of The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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The Love Show by Teresa Bosko
The Love Show by Teresa Bosko

Artist Teresa Bosko installing The Love Show. Copyright 2006 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved. Mixed-media installation. Benefit for Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio: February 4-25, 2006, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio. Photo by Jeff Ingram, gallery curator.

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THE

LOVE

SHOW

 MIXED-MEDIA INSTALLATION

2006 BENEFIT: HELPING HANDS OF SUMMIT COUNTY, OHIO

North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio

"This work was named 11  months before I ever had an idea of what I would do, simply because the gallery needed a title for its calendar.  I must admit I had a few 'What am I thinking... the LOVE SHOW... am I nuts?' moments.

It was after naming the show that I began to experience one of the worst creative blocks I've had in a long time, and I spent the next few months trying to convince myself that I would wake up with an idea tomorrow...

While flipping through a local magazine, I came across a small ad for Helping Hands, a one-woman non-profit which helps anyone in need, and suddenly, thankfully, I knew what to do."

The Love Show was conceived and realized in 3 weeks.  Using 1100+ wire coat hangers, un-countable yards of tulle and monofilament thread,  2 giant rolls of black duct tape, 100 yards of trim, and a whole lotta coffee and chocolate-covered-cherries, the gallery was transformed into a fantasy garden of 100 10-petalled flowers, complete with a pond and fountain.

100% of sales went to Helping Hands of Summit County, Ohio