Apr 19, 2009

Awfully Beautiful Opening

Alden Staffing hosted their 3rd Annual juried group show last night, featuring artists from the New York tri-state area. The show was held in Norwalk, CT, at Gravity Artworks on Isaac Street. The gallery is a basement loft space that housed pieces by over 50 artists, including myself. I saw a few familiar faces like my artist friends Jean Michel and Marissa Gilberg, both of whom had pieces hanging. I met a few new people as well, all sharing the same goal: celebrating the need to create and be creative.
Gallery goers
Oh, why isn't she lovely? Marissa Gilberg's work to the right.
A packed, lively gallery
Behind the desk, some beautiful, wilting flowers

Apr 16, 2009

Creative Recycling at Home

I'm a huge fan of before and after design projects, especially since I love to scour Craig's list, Ebay and local antique shops for the next best find. I finally had a chance to create my own "before and after" which I'm particularly proud of. What makes me even more ecstatic is that one of my favorite inspirational blogs also found it pretty cool! Check out Design Sponge for the scoop and larger pics!

For all you do-it-yourselfers, it took about three hours of sanding, two coats of latex paint, more sanding along the edges for a bit of a distressed finish, and a cut of wrapping paper from Target to line the drawer. I then added the classic Eames chair (more love) and I now have a one-of-a-kind piece that's easy on the eyes and the environment!

Apr 13, 2009

Awfully Beautiful Exhibit

My newest painting featured in my March 20th entry, was accepted into the "Awfully Beautiful" group show at the Gravity Artworks gallery, located at 16 Isaac Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The show is sponsored by Alden Staffing and will feature 50 artists. It's a good sized show so if you're in the area please stop in. The exhibition will be on display from April 18 through May 16.