Wednesday, June 29, 2011

July Featured Artists at Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts

It has been so busy in the shop that I haven't had time to write a blog lately.  But, I did want to invite everyone to the opening reception for Warner Hyde and John Mecham.  It is on July 3rd, from 2-4pm, at Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts, 80 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC. 

Warner was my very first featured artist back in October when we first opened the shop.  This time will be a new body of work.  He will be showing his traditional wood-fired ceramic pieces that he created at a workshop a few weeks ago.  I don't have any pictures yet, but will post some as soon as I get some.

(And for you that do not know, John is my husband)  John has been working hard at creating 13 different hand-tinted photographs. This one is called, "McLeod's Dream".  He starts will a black and white photograph that he process the "old-fashioned" way and then he takes oils and hand tints the color.  None of it is computerized.  It is a very tedious process.

At the reception John Kincheloe will be playing the Native American Flute.  He has a variety of flutes that he plays.  He will also have CDs for sale.

Come listen to some great music, see some wonderful art, have a glass of wine and visit with the great people!

In addition to the opening it is First Sunday in Pittsboro.  That means there will be art vendors set up along the street, a band, and food vendors.  It starts at Noon and lasts till 4pm.

Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts

Friday, February 11, 2011

MARCH Featured Artists at Liquidambar Gallery

I wanted to let everyone know that we will be having an artist’s reception at Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts on March 6th, 2-4pm. Everyone is welcome to come and meet this month’s artists.

The two-dimensional artist is Erik Dahlager. His photographs are printed using the gum-oil transfer method. These are incredibly beautiful and a little haunting. www.erikd.com

An excerpt from his website on the Gumoil Process, "In the early 1990's the gumoil printing process was developed by Karl P Koenig and is not to be comfused with similar pre-modern processes such as gum bichromate, gum color, oil and bromoil printing.  The gumoil process consists of several steps: first a positive transparency is contact printed onto gum-coated watercolor paper.  Black oil paint is then worked into the paper. followed by etching the print in a bleach bath.  Colored oils can now be worked into the paper followed by a final etching to remove any gum and reveal the white highlights.  The process is crude and far removed from modern technology, and although the same image may be printed many times again, the results are different with each print."

I am unable to post one of his photos here, but please visit his website to see them - www.erikd.com



The three-dimensional featured artist is Douglas Trimble. "It's all in the curves." He creates lovely pieces of fine furniture.

His Artist Statement:

"Wood is alive and has a spirit and I strive to bring that spirit into a form that is meaningful.

In my early years the wood forms took shape into functional pieces. As I evolved as a creator with wood then came the evolution into curves and artistic depth. Experimenting with woods from around the world, I bring together the functional, the playful and the sensual into unique pieces."

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A look back at 2010 in pictures

January 2010 - My mommy came down to visit us!
February was Clint's 16th birthday!

March -we spent time at the river.

April - we spent more time at the river.

May - Clint gets creative

June- we went out (sorry the pic is sideways)
July - was Nancy's 19th birthday, but don't have any pictures.

August - We start work on the new store.
September - Broken Cat (or Mercy) shows up and moves in.

October - Pittsboro by Gaslight
November - we do lots of shows.


December - Best two kids in the world! (even if they are sideways)

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