Shame on me for not posting on my visit last month. Hopefully my visit this past weekend will make up for it.
I think my husband is becoming a fan of Rocky Neck and Main Street. We came back to the hood on Sunday.
We stopped by Khan Studio/GMG Gallery to see EJ, as she is doing a mat size reduction for a Wendy Demuth print my husband purchased last month. By the way, guest artist Deb Schradieck’s work is incredible. As EJ and I were chatting, my husband Paul and son Freddo went next door to Wendy’s gallery. There they met and chatted with Charlie Carroll and enjoyed looking at his work. We visited the Aquatro Gallery where we met Gigi Mederos and saw some of her amazing work – hand painted silk scarves and beautiful abstract paintings. We had a nice chat with Gigi and I want to thank her for reminding me about the Artists Way. She encouraged me to read it again and to take it seriously this time!
I don’t know why I never noticed before, but some stained glass pieces in another gallery caught my eye and I had to go in. I was turned on the Fantasia Glass Art studio and the amazing work of Susie Byrd. I mentioned Joey C and the GMG blog and she said she was in some past postings. Now I remember – there were some posts a few years ago about Susie. I’m a big fan of dichroic glass and it’s not the type of art that’s frequently seen around. Susie’s stained glass work is also pretty impressive. I’m happy to have a new pair of Susie’s earrings in my jewelry collection.
On the way back to the parking lot, we stopped at the Imagine Gallery as we always like to do, and Freddo purchased a scarf from Thailand. I think he wears it well.
Paul stopped in his tracks when we were walking by the Rocky Neck artist in residence studio – something caught his eye in the window. We walked over and though the gallery was not officially opened, artist in residence Lisa Rosenstein greeted us and invited us in. We had a really nice chat with Lisa. She is so passionate about her work and we got to see some very unique pieces.
On to Main Street…
We enjoyed lunch at Supreme Roast Beef and afterward walked up Main Street on a mission to Mystery Train Records. Of course we window browsed all the way down, and when we got to Bodin Historic Photo the cod tee-shirts caught my eye. We went in and met Fred Bodin for the first time. Nice to finally meet you Fred! I always enjoy your intriguing "back in time" posts to the GMG blog. I was happy to add to my wardrobe a new "In Cod We Trust" tee-shirt.
Mystery Train Records is always a fun place to visit. We are steadily adding to our CD collection. Where can you find an eclectic collection such as this at one store? You can’t, unless you go on Amazon.com and maybe you’ll find it there. It’s more fun combing thru the CDs at Mystery Train and challenging your eye sight. It’s like going on a treasure hunt.
Our last stop was Elizabeth Gauthier’s studio – the window display was quite an eye catcher so curiosity had us check it out. Elizabeth’s paintings are very classic, but her tee-shirts are amazing. I imagine these will be popular sellers, and the really cool thing is that each one is totally unique because they are all hand painted and not reproduced. Support the Arts! were her words to us as we walked out the door.
We always do.