Monday, November 24, 2014

You're Invited to our Holiday First Friday Event!!

You’re invited to our Holiday Open House
“Inspired Tidings”
Friday December 5 from 6 to 9pm
Hand-painted ornament by Kathleen Schneider
Featuring music by Chris Molloy on his electric blue harp, refreshments, and new work by our talented artists.  We hope you can join us to celebrate the season!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Whimsical New Friends at the Gallery

We want to introduce two new artists at Gallery 54.  We love their work, and their art has in common a whimsical quality that we adore.

The first is Elizabeth Andrews.  Elizabeth does fine art etching and has at the shop framed originals in addition to prints, cards, and mugs.  From her artist statement:  "Most people are amazed when they see me bicycling down the street while juggling a Roycroft Mark, eating a bagel, and applying eyeliner. They seem even more surprised to discover I write and illustrate my own poems and stories. Sometimes, I illustrate stories I haven’t written yet!"  Regarding the etching process she writes: "The etching of metal plates enables me to make multiple prints that are all originals. The etched plate is truly a labor of love; and a medium that provides the texture and mysterious compliment to my poems, personal anecdotes, and creative musing."

Etching by Elizabeth Andrews

We would also like to introduce the artful assemblages of Rebecca Barry-Kent.  Rebecca incorporates finely detailed ceramics, metal work, painting, and other materials skillfully assembled in her playful creations.  We hope you will take the time to come visit the shop and see these fine works in person!
Hand-crafted  characters by Rebecca Barry-Kent