We hear from many of you that you look forward to our open studio events every summer for connection and inspiration. We’re so glad. Since 2015, we’ve opened our red front door for three Thursday evenings in the summer to welcome friends, neighbors and favorite artists to our gallery.
This summer we’re expanding to include an art & design learning opportunity each evening. I’m bubbling over with excitement and pride about our guest speaker and artist line-up. (I met with artist Susan Freda this week to select her work that we’ll debut at the gallery at taste later this month and I’m over the moon excited. She is an extraordinary artist creating work from the heart that speaks to so many people.)
Our first Linger & Learn event happens Thursday evening, May 31st from 6pm – 8pm at our Jamestown Studio. Join us then for a cocktail and a nibble to absorb art wisdom from friend and gallerist Candita Clayton and take in the work of Susan Freda, Kelly Milukas and Alyn Carlson.
Here’s why you should attend…
At twenty-one years old, Candita started collecting art with $125 she’d scraped together after college to buy a small print that spoke to her. Since then, she’s added to her own collection, edited friends’ and clients’ collections and demystified art buying along the way. Today, that print still hangs in her living room and symbolizes her buy-what-you-love philosophy to acquiring handmade objects.
Candita will share her approach to buying original art (at any price point – even $125), including:
- How to start thinking about filling that empty space on your wall(s);
- When to buy art, and when not to buy art. (Hint: vacation art-buying often doesn’t pan out in the long run);
- How to engage with an artist to add meaning to the art you acquire;
- When to support an emerging artist and what to consider;
- Making a financial investment in art and what kind of return you should expect.
The red front door opens at 6pm and Candita’s talk will start at 6:45 pm-ish. Join us for what I expect to be a lovely, inspirational evening.
(To tempt you even more, work from Susan, Kelly and Alyn follows below.)
Only the best,
P.S. Mark your calendars for all the Linger & Learn events this summer…
Thursday, May 31st with gallerist Candita Clayton
Thursday, June 28th with glass artist Tracy Glover
Thursday, August 2nd with textile artist Melinda Cox
Sue Freda – Kozo Dress
Alyn Carlson – Aqua Linea 1216
Kelly Milukas – Spinal – 18 x 10 inches
Sue Freda – Abaca Dress
Alyn Carlson – Aqua Linea 1316
Kelly Milukas – Oxygen – 6 x 6 inches
Sue Freda – Collagraph 2
Kelly Milukas – Done at Dawn Bandwidth
Sue Freda – Collagraph 5
Kelly Milukas – Drench Gaia
Sue Freda – Filasidus
Kelly Milukas – Oceanic – 10 x 10 inches
Sue Freda – Hyacinth Vitroll
Kelly Milukas – The Modern Past – 6 x 6 inches