Sunday, May 2, 2010

Well I'm still recovering from last nights awesome opening we had with our Atlanta artist friends Kenn TwoFour, Steven Dixey and Stenvik Mostrom. They cranked out some awesome work for the show so come and check it out this month before it's all SOLD! For you out of towners I'll have images up of all the work next week. And sorry if you missed it we got to turn the lights out at the end of the night and see all of Sten's awesome GLOW in the DARK art!!!

The Savannah College of Art and Design is hosting SCAD Style 2010 right now! So don't miss these fun and free events!

April 26–May 6, at various locations at SCAD Atlanta and SCAD Savannah. This series of events features world-renowned artists, designers and industry professionals and highlights several of the university’s programs of study, including architecture, fashion, fibers, furniture design and interior design. All lectures are free and open to the public. Vist for a full listing of events.

Heard from our friend Steven Satterfield that Ms. J from ANTM dined at his resturant Miller Union while in town druing Atlanta fashion week ooh la la and SCAD is screening Handmade Nation! YB got to show this last year in our gallery and Maggie and I were especially excited because we and some of our other crafty friends had little cameos!

Screening: “Handmade Nation”
Tuesday, May 4, 8 p.m.
SCAD Digital Media Center Theater, 1611 W. Peachtree St.

Panel discussion: “Why One-of-a-kind Matters” Vanessa Bertozzi, Faythe Levine, Heather Ross, Moderated by Amy Zurcher
Wednesday, May 5, 12:30 p.m.
SCAD, Welcome Center 1600 Peachtree St.

One of Etsy's first employees, Vanessa Bertozzi is director of communications for, the Internet marketplace for all things crafty. There, she runs Etsy's blog, Storque, developing content relating to the handmade lifestyle, and coordinates events that highlight the Etsy community of artisans.

Faythe Levine is a prominent figure in the DIY indie craft movement and an artist herself. Her work was featured on HGTV's That's Clever, and inspired her to open Paper Boat Boutique Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is the founder of the popular Midwest craft fair, Art vs. Craft, and the director and producer of the documentary film Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY Art, Craft and Design.

Illustrator and designer Heather Ross draws upon her own self-described "rural and unsupervised" childhood to create otherworldly designs and illustrations. Her whimsical drawings appear on everything from textiles and clothing to surfboards and stationery, and her book, Weekend Sewing, inspires do-it-yourself attitude with sentimental style. Ross also stays busy with her blog, "Weekend by Heather Ross."

Moderator: Amy Zurcher has a keen eye for talent and a nuanced ability to help young artists market themselves. As the director of shopSCAD, with retail gallery boutiques in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, Lacoste, France, and
online, she seeks the latest stars in SCAD's artistic community for shopSCAD storefronts.


Happy Birthday week Julia!

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