Monday, January 31, 2011

Discovering Your MUSE...

Do you have a collection of old buttons, beads, scraps of fabric? How about old photos or magazine images? We all have an odd drawer or box filled with "treasure" we don't quite know what to do with. Well, this Friday, Feb 4, is for you! Come to the Gallery at 6:00 for The MUSE in YOU - Discovering Inspiration. Gallery artists Marsha Christo, Amelia Costa and Lorraine Bowe invite you to join them in the creation of a group mixed media wall project that will incorporate found objects galore! The finished wall hanging will be sold and the proceeds will be donated to local charities.

This will be a fun night, and offers the chance not only to express yourself, but to work with three talented fabric, mixed media and jewelry designers. I can't wait to see the finished work!

See you at 6:00!!

Monday, January 17, 2011


Art is an amazing force, affecting us on many levels. Art also affects our senses, and not just visually. Sure, we see and appreciate art, but what about the other senses? Sculptures and hand-made fabrics beg to be touched, we hear music and feel joy, sorrow, and movement. Food is art, joy for our sense of taste. And fragrance affects us deeply through scent. Join us this Friday, Jan 21, as we explore how art affects all our senses. Special guest Eva Sjodin of Circle of Life Holistics will bring aromatherapy to the gallery, discussing how scent can enrich our lives. Sara Lerner and Mary Ellen Dohrs will be presenting fine porcelain and sculpture full of texture and visual delight. Come immerse your senses in ART! See you at 6:00....

UPDATE!!! Barbara the Tea Specialist will also be joining us for an organic three tea tasting! Brewing the perfect cup of tea is a true art form, and Barbara has mastered this perfectly. From the Orchid Tea Room, Barbara prepares and blends the finest organic teas to tantelize your sense of taste and smell. Come immerse yourself in a true sensory experience!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Art of Personal Adornment

Since the beginning of time, man has adorned himself in some way or another. From tatoos to haute couture, the human body has been a living stage for personal expression. Perhaps one of the most ancient forms of adornment is jewelry. Jewelry has been a part of human culture and history for...well...ever. Some of the first archeological discoveries were of beads. Traded, collected and used as currency, beads and jewelry are ancient and ever-evolving examples of human artistic experssion.

This Friday, the Gallery is proud to present a one-night show with Italian jewelry designer Donatella Linari. Donatella has traveled the globe in search of antiquities and beads for her singular designs. From the Amazon to Egypt she has collected an amazing array of ancient talismans, beads and bits of history she transforms into stunning jewelry. Her works are shown around the world!

Please come meet Donatella and marvel at her collection. Friday, January 14, from 6 - 9 PM. Jewelry lovers, this is for YOU!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

It was HOT at the Gallery Last Night!!

Last night was simply amazing at the Gallery. We had a huge crowd of guests, and Gallery artist Yure Alencar lit up the night with a live foundry pour in front of the Gallery. Yure brought what is basically a portable volcano to melt bronze--it was fantastic! He then did a live splatter pour to create some unbelievable free-form shapes in molten bronze, right on the sidewalk! Can't wait to see the finished, polished product. Check out the slide show below--pictures really don't do justice to the event! The finished bronze works will be in the Gallery soon...come see!

And, we have video!!! This is Yure lighting his volcano...