Saturday, April 30, 2011

Grand Opening of Art Gallery

The gallery has been open for one month and we have our Grand Opening scheduled this week. The mayor of West Monroe, Dave Norris, will be there to perform the ribbon cutting ceremony. If you are in the area, please come!

Mystic Art Gallery Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Blessing
Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 4:30pm-7:30pm
229 Trenton Street, West Monrooe Louisiana (Antique Alley)

We will have live music, door prizes, food and lots of art!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April Art Crawl

Our first art crawl in the NEW gallery earlier this month was fantastic! Everyone loved the new gallery. There were so many people coming through there. The time flew by so quickly. It was a blast. Here are a few pics of the event.

Coming up next - Grand Opening!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Back from the French Quarter!

No new art to post today but I just wanted to share some exciting news. I just got back from the French Quarter (yes, the one in New Orleans, LA) and have just placed some of my art in a gallery on Royal Street! The name of the gallery is The Great Artists' Collective, 815 Royal Street, New Orleans. This gallery is on the same block that I usually stay when I visit. Please stop in when you go.

And on a less happy note, the Rougarou Bayou Trading Post Gallery in the Riverwalk is closing at the end of the month. I went down there to pick up my art and was ecstatic when, at 8pm Saturday night, Sandy at GAC hung my paintings in her gallery! We celebrated at the top of Crescent City Brewery Restaurant with pie and ice cream that night!

Thanks for stopping by. If you are in the West Monroe area, please stop by the new Mystic Art Gallery at 229 Trenton Street on Antique Alley. Our Grand Opening will be May 5 from 4:30-7:30 and I hear the mayor is coming!!! Have a great day!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Exciting Gallery News

Man - it's been such a whirlwind month, but isn't that what they say about March (you know, with the winds and all). In early April, I joined and helped open a co-op art gallery in historic West Monroe - what we call "Antique Alley". There are lots of antique shops and trendy furniture and jewelry stores along the strip. We leased the building, repainted every surface and installed new lighting in a record 2 weeks. We now have a total of NINE artists in the coop gallery, and it opened Friday, April 1!

Our first "big" event is the Art Crawl this Thursday, April 7 from 5-9pm. If you are in the area, you do NOT want to miss this. It's at 229 Trenton Street, West Monroe, Louisiana

There is another gallery down the block from us that will also be open for the Art Crawl Thursday night. Come on out.

The following Saturday, April 9, the largest one day festival in Louisiana will be going on in Winnsboro. The Franklin Parish Catfish Festival will be celebrating their 25-year anniversary. Myself and three other artists have art hanging in the "Gone Fishing" exhibit at the Old Post Office Museum on Prairie Street. The show opened March 17 and not only has paintings, but has a custom made fish fountain, a handmade boat, and a wonderful display of trophy fish and related items from local fisherman and Franklin Parish residents. It's a wonderful show and perfect for the Catfish Festival. If you get out, please stop in the Museum. They have a boat and trailor used in the 1920 flood to ferry people out. What a treasure.

Here are some pics from the Gone Fishin' exhibit opening night.