March 11, 2009

Gallery Hop

Last Friday night, Studio Calico opened it's doors to the public for the first time for a Gallery Hop benefiting Very Special Arts of KY. Normally, this gallery hop only includes local businesses who specialize in paintings, photography, sculpture, and other traditional art forms, so we felt very privileged to be asked to participate in showing scrapbooking as an art form.

Because we're not normally a gallery, we had to do a lot of rearranging for the event. We moved all the shelving to a side room so that the wall space would be clear to display layouts, graciously sent by design team members.
Stephen's (our graphic designer) wife, Hannah makes these sock monsters, so she came to peddle her wares :)
Above, some loose items for sale.
Tina's beautiful TTV photos were up for sale and they definitely drew attention. If you've never seen them in person, there's no way to get the full effect of their quality. I can't tell you how beautiful they are, so you'll just have to buy one to find out for yourself :)

Actually, I bought a couple myself and I plan to buy more of her seasonal prints, since they're the same size, then switch out the photos to help make my house more festive around the holidays.
More layouts hung. This is the spot Lorie and Cara normally pack kits, so you can see the tables are gone and there's actually a wall back there :)
In Scarlet's office, we expanded the table to display a March kit and some stamps.
I had planned to make refreshments, but due to the move and a closing date that was moved to Friday, instead of Tuesday, it just didn't happen, so we served Butterfinger eggs and Reese's cups.

Because we participated in the Gallery Hop, we didn't get a chance to see the 16 other galleries that were open that night. However, we did get to view the Rolling Exhibit on display at VSA, which is located directly below us. The exhibit consisted of photographs taken by Kevin Connolly, who has no legs and uses a skateboard to travel the world. Since so many people stare at him, he points the camera in their direction and is able to photograph their reactions to him from a unique vantage point. Be sure to click on each photo for the full version. Very special and very inspirational.

We'll have our next Hop on June 5th from 5:00-8:00pm, so if you're in the area (513 East 10th Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42101), we'd love to meet you!


Houston said...

Wow, what a great idea! I'll have to find out if they do something similar here in Denver!

lauren said...

Oh this is fantastic! And Houston since I live near Fort Collins, let me know if you find anything out!

Stormy said...

looks like fun, love those sock monsters! i just might have to take a trip to KY in June!!

Jenn said...

The Rolling Exhibition photographer lives here in Montana...he is incredible.

Who knows maybe I'll be in KY in June, too!

Woodberries said...

That is very cool. I can't imagine all the stress you seem to be handling with grace.

Gerald Stephanie and Garrett said...

How neat! We will have to stop by in June and see the exhibit :) It looked great!

Lisa said...

I missed this one, but will definitely have to watch for it in June. Your displays look great - but why wouldn't they - it is Studio Calico, after all!

Kimber-Leigh said...

so fun!!!

RONITIB said...

Your displays look great and i love the sock monsters!

Rachel Carlson said...

just now seeing this via layle's blog. how exciting and HUGE congrats ladies and gent! i'm so proud of all of you. i've watched you grow and glow and it just keeps getting better and better. houston, they do have these types of things in denver, one in evergreen too. they are called 'first fridays' the best one is in the santa fe warehouse district. can chat about it more in person if you'd like. cheers studio calico!