Tuesday, May 5, 2015

THIS SATURDAY: OPEN CITY! Featuring Craig Baltzer, Kim Danio, and Gary Staple

Winter has been hard on us this year, hasn't it? We all became a little rough around the edges...
Well, there's no denying the sunshine now! Our days are longer, warmer, and there's a plethora of activities beckoning us into the outdoors. The I LOVE LOCAL group understands our desire to wander through the city, and has branded this year's OPEN CITY as "after the ice age"....ha! WONDERING WHAT OPEN CITY IS? Well friends, it's an event where local business in our downtown host special events and exciting promotions. It's been a great hit over the past few years,
and we expect to see lots of happy visitors! 

WE'LL BE FEATURING our own Food Truck Rally via artist Kim Danio. Kim will be on hand showing us how she creates her amazing sculptures from used boots and shoes. Her latest creations are a series of Food Trucks! Must be seen to be believed!!!  

We’ll also be showcasing an emerging artist Craig Baltzer with a romantic suite of paintings which highlight the magical golden light that glows high above the roof tops. Craig will also be doing some LIVE ART painting throughout the afternoon- 
if the weather agrees outside or just inside the gallery door. 

And finally, but certainly not last- we’re happy to finally have a few select works by Gary Staple- a local woodworker. He will be showcasing three new pieces he’s been working on over the winter months. Gary’s work has won numerous awards for his “Tea Case” which is currently on display as well. Gary’s works are functional art at it’s very best! 

Oh and DON'T FORGET ABOUT YOUR MOM…it’s Mother’s Day on May 10th- so pick up a card by artist Jodie Hansen or any of our local artists, save 15% on selected ceramics by Bronwyn Arundel and Karolina Anna-Hajna  and on a new Creative Editions Subscription Service-the only ART Subscription service of it’s kind…but just until end of day Saturday!

"Sunset in Mahone Bay" Oil on 5x7 board, Craig Baltzer
"Deep Purple" 9x12, oil on panel, Craig Baltzer
Bud the Spud by Kim Danio
Detail of Bud the Spud by Kim Danio

Furniture piece in progress by Gary Staple