I've already gotten behind in keeping track of events (uh oh). Hopefully this isn't an indicator of things to come.... so I'm armed with some coffee and before I head into the studio for a long day of making mermaid panels and such, I write and catch up.
Last weekend I started the season with an indoor show called SLAM (Saturday Local Artist Market) at The Burren, a pub in Davis Square, Somerville. Friends Kerry and Heather from Twigs & Heather were there, as well as JoAnne from JoJo Designs. A quick 4-hour event in a dimly lit, ambient space is definitely a good way to ease into the season. I was tempted to grab a glass of wine given the setting and circumstances but I've made that mistake before. And I learned... no vino at shows.
Last night, my destination was the South End in Boston, and while parking, I ran into an old friend from my hometown who recently opened a gallery in the SoWa District (south of Washington Street). Audra Rogers is the Director of Gallery Benoit at 450 Harrison Avenue , #63. There are so many great things happening in that neighborhood including First Fridays, a great opportunity to see a variety of art, visit artists and designers in their working studios and buy from them directly.
After checking out Audra's gallery, I ventured up two floors to studio #203 where I covered for Saya from Saya Studios who shares the space with Amy Casher (above left, me right), the talented lady behind Amy Casher Designs who makes gorgeous jewelry. LOVE her style... and if you look really carefully, you can see my new earrings (I need to work on taking the "one arm" photos with my iphone... my sister has perfected the art but I have not). I also had the pleasure of meeting Susan Krause, of Krause Art + Design, a watercolorist who had her colorful handpainted silk scarves on display in the studio as well.
Topping off the evening, two of my painter pals dropped by to say hello after visiting some other local galleries. Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda, Percy Fortini-Wright and I posed in front of Saya's bags (and the picture isn't blurry...) and then it was time to call it a day. ok, now where's the vino??