Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Artist Meet and Greet, Plus a Book Signing!

Have you ever been in a gallery, admiring the amazing artwork, and wished you could meet the artists that created it? Well, this Friday you can! Come have a glass of wine and meet Gallery artists Betty Wilson, Jesse Showalter and Maria Hayden, along with local artists Rhea Moss and Kara Taylor. All these fantastic sculptors and potters have been featured in Lark Publication's new book, 500 Raku. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artsts responsible for the stunnig works pictured in the book, and you can get your very own signed copy as well!

See you at 6:00...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to US!

We celebrated our second birthday on the Avenue last Friday with delicious cake, mimosas, home made sangria and a fantastic butterfly release. The butteflies were provided by Wish Upon A Butterfly, and we had a great time watching the lovely insects emerge from their envelopes to fly away over the gallery. If you have never been a part of a butterfly release, you should! It is a lovely way to celebrate any occasion, and such a great, interactive event. Look up Wish Upon a Butterfly, and tell Jodi we sent you! We released native butterflies including painted ladies, black swallowtails, and everyone's favorite, monarch butterflies! As you can see from the photos below, this is an event made for kids and photographers. We will continue this tradition annually, and if you missed it this year, be sure to mark your calendars for next May.

A special thanks to Durga Garcia for the amazing photographs, as always!

On behalf of all the artists that are a part of CGMSG, we also thank Jay Bernhardt for his continued generous support of the Gallery. If it weren't for Jay, we would not have a spot on Lake Avenue to call home. We cannot thank him enough!