By Ruth A. Koenigsmark and Christine A. Kazimer
Spring has sprung! Time for parties everyone! Isn't it great when you can start a season with a rhyme? Sadly, there were no gallery openings to recount, but still plenty of reasons to visit our Lakewood galleries this time of year, for instance, bachelorette parties, baby showers, barbeques and birthdays to name a few. These events come into full bloom this time of year, and it takes some ingenuity to come up with that perfect gift or as in our case, gifts.
We had shopping to do, so we started at bela dubby so that we could enjoy our new favorite treat, a Hazelnut Steamer, and formalize a game plan. While sipping, we did some speedy calculations and realized that we had four gifts to purchase with only a few hours to do it. So,wasting no time, we bolted out the door and down the street to Wobblefoot Gallery. Luck was with us as we quickly settled on our first purchase, a book "The Journeys of Wobblefoot". And then off to Pop Shop we went, deciding that home made candles made by owner Rich Cihlar would make a fantastic hostess gift for the barbeque we were attending.
Now that gift number two was securely under our belt, our next stop was Local Girl Gallery to find that something special for the girl who just graduated. With so many choices, and much debate, we finally agreed that a pair of crystal earrings by Crystal Creations would be fabulous.
With one gift to go, and feeling pretty confident, we were off to the Beck Center where we settled on another form of art- Theater Tickets. We were done, and under three hours!
We ended our shopping spree at Rozi's Saturday wine tasting where we toasted our great finds and our fabulous Galleries.
Gallery Events for May 30, 2006 through June 12, 2006
17801 Detroit Avenue
"Bold Intentions" an exhibit by local Cleveland Photographer Greg Terepka from June 21 - July 23. Bold Intentions displays an intimate viewpoint of ten relatively common flowers to highlight their intense depth of color, fine texture and remarkable lines from an uncommon perspective
13221 Madison Avenue
Hours: Tues-Thurs 10am- 10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-12pm.
Next Opening: bela's Bi-Annual Group Show on Saturday, June 3rd, 6pm-Midnight
Local Girl Gallery
Local Girl Gallery
16106 Detroit Avenue
Hours: Tues-Thurs 12-5pm, Fri- Sat 12-6pm.
Artist Linda Goik will be conducting mini-workshops where students will complete a hand-painted tie for Father's Day. Call gallery for details.
Pop Shop Gallery and Studio
17020 Madison Avenue
Hours: Monday through Friday from 4pm-8pm and Saturday from 2pm-6pm or by appointment.
Saturday, June 3, 2006
This Anniversary Show entitled "Pop-O-Matic" will feature over twenty artists to celebrate the Pop Shop's first birthday. The Gallery Opening will go from 6pm-9pm, with an after party at Mullen's(next to the Gallery) from 9pm-2am. This show will run until July 15th.
Wobblefoot Gallery and Frame Studio
1662 Mars Avenue
Hours: Tues- Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm.
"Celebrating Life" Juried Art Exhibit through June 3rd.
WINE TO ME IS PASSION. IT'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS. IT'S WARMTH OF HEART AND GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT. WINE IS ART. IT'S CULTURE. IT'S THE ESSENCE OF CIVILIZATION AND THE ART OF LIVING.
"Harvests of Joy"
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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 7:07 PM, 05.22.06