Monday, August 20, 2012

More Art from Sandy Kraft

If you missed our latest Second Saturday Studio opening....and I know you did because I was there and I didn't see YOU.....then, you missed meeting Sandy Kraft and seeing her latest art work.  Here she is in an impromptu photo, standing right beside some of her wonderful pieces.  She just brought this painting of the hay bales in and it is really stunning in person.  Perhaps you might want to come by to see this lovely painting, along with others recently added to our collection.

For those of you who have yet to meet Sandy.....she is aunt to Kelly, mother to Gina, and sister-in-law to Pat.  She lives in NLR.  Having broken her shoulder and having surgery earlier in the year, we are amazed that she has been painting through her recovery....slowly, but surely, and we are always happy to see what she brings in next. 

New to our neighborhood is Salon Bliss on Market Street, directly behind our studio.  And, now, the dinner theater is moving in right next door.   What with AJ's Art Studio and Second Saturday Studio and our new neighbors, you might want to check us out as this end of Arch and Market Streets could easily become an 'Art Happening' right here in Searcy.

We'd love to have you visit!!!!!!  Next official opening is Saturday, September 8th...hope to see you then....(meantime, if the light's are on...we're OPEN!)   See you sometime soon, pat

PS.  We are in the process of putting a permanent sign up at our back entrance.  And, we will also put up our artistic little folding sign on days when we have the 'lights on, so we are OPEN'....just so you know you can enter the back way.  Would love to see that working, so we will look for you!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Second Saturday Opening, August 11, 2012

Once again, Second Saturday Studio will be open on Saturday....this one, August 11, 2012....we'd love to have you stop by to see what is happening these days in our little working studio.  There's been a few changes since we last posted....four of us have work spaces on premises and we are now hanging art here, there, and everywhere to take advantage of our small space. 
Cheri and Pat are adding a few of their beloved vintage and repurposed pieces to the mix, not only for their own entertainment, but to add another layer of interest to the studio.  These kinds of things are really popular now and FUN!
Many of you know that Audra has opened her art studio (AJ's Art Studio) across the hall where A Second Helping used to be.  She is holding classes for kids and adults and her space is just as cute as can be.....she will be in this Saturday also and still has an exhibit of her animal watercolors in our space.  So, you may want to stop by and check those out and talk to her.
A few random photos were taken this week just to give you an idea of what is in the studio these days.  This painting is one of Cheri's.
A whimsical elephant painted by Micah.....we have two vintage typewriters on hand....this one watched over by one of our favorite paper birds.
This is where Pat works.  No one can get more 'stuff' in a small space than she can.  And, you just never know what might show up.  Those framed butterflies are REAL.
A quick snap of Micah's workspace.  This large canvas is one of her whimsical pieces...if you have kids, you might want to see this one....adorable and 'in progress.'
Sandy Kraft just finished this one.....such a pretty thing.  Note the wrought iron chairs painted in the lower corner....just completely DEAR.
One can almost feel the raindrops in this's a small painting in a large, beautiful frame. You would enjoy seeing it 'in person.'
One of Kelly's abstract paintings.  It has a lot of texture and this photo just doesn't do it justice.  See, another reason to stop by!
Here's another of hers.   She came in today to kind of 'take stock'.....trying to find the time to work on some pieces for future openings.  She, Micah and Audra all have REAL jobs, so finding time to spend in the studio is sometimes difficult.  Like everyone else, some words of encouragement here and there make you want to find the time somehow.  So......visit when you can and encourage!!
This is one of Pat's painted and embroidered pieces.  Even though she is trying to work with paint and paper more often than not....those threads she loves just have to get show up from time to time.  She is thinking of adding more items with fabrics in the not so distant future.

So, there you are....just a few things from our workplace.  We'd love to see you, say hi and visit.....and while you are may want to also go out our back door, cross the street and check out the new Salon Bliss.....and soon we will have a new next door neighbor we know you will want to know about.  We'd love to see you this Saturday, 10:00 a.m. til 2:00 p.m.
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