I didn't have a ton of time to look at art while I was out of town last week, but the two stops I did make were extremely fruitful! Here's a peek at some pieces I was loving at the Haen Gallery in Asheville:
Melinda Rosenberg, of Ohio. My mother and I found ourselves maybe overanalyzing the pieces, talking about all the time represented in each piece of wood...many decades, and possibly more than a century in each board. Paired with the intriguing shapes and the paint lightly applied, the sculptures seemed both ancient and futuristic. I want one real bad.
Ursula Gullow's painting "Ice-Skaters." The colors and scene are so happy; I can imagine a child just getting lost in this painting.
Emily Wilson's sculpture made of painted wood called "Warbler's Reach." It belongs in a children's library or in the lobby of a fabulous preschool.
Marci Crawford Harnden such depth. They looked like they'd been through Instagram filters, but were actual paintings. The technique was so impressive.
On our way home, I was getting sleepy and decided I needed to walk around for 20 minutes and wake up a bit. I saw a billboard for the Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmoor, NC and thought it might be a good stop. It was a little bit tucked off the main roads, but once I arrived, it was clear this is a destination for handmade goods, most especially an amazing array of pottery. Here are some of my favorites I spotted:
Motawi tile featured the great work of Charley Harper. It would be cute hanging on the wall, or even inlaid into a fireplace surround.