There was a bit more traffic at the gallery this month. It’s so much fun to see kids who have the gallery as a regular stop on their routes or who ask their grandparents to bring them by after dinner! I was away for some time in August but know the following art was enjoyed and taken from the gallery:
The white and pink/white fish were folded from a contributed drawing!
I have a very talented friend who visited from Arizona and taught me a couple origami folds while she was here. We passed a young artist on our evening walk and told him we would fold the drawing he had just left in the gallery. How much fun is that??
September weather included hot days and rainy days, yet new art continued to be installed and taken by local art creators and patrons. The gallery received a lot of positive comments from people walking by who always look to see what’s new, sometimes taking an item, sometimes adding one, but mostly in the spirit of appreciation.
After a few days of hard rain, it became apparent the roof caulking wasn’t enough and there was standing water in the gallery. Again. So much for ‘weathering future storms in style.!! I ran out at 3 a.m. to put a baking sheet on the roof!!! Hopefully, that copper sheeting will arrive and I’ll figure out how to best attach it (fingers crossed).
Here are the items I was able to photograph before they moved to new homes. Unmarked or illegible items are unkown artist (UKA):
The installation of the Free Little Art Gallery_WS1 was on March 4th, and the official ‘opening’ was on March 5th! I created an instagram account for the gallery @freelittleartgallery_ws1 and also posted on my SusanAndreArt FB page, FB pages for West Highlands and Ardmore neighborhoods, DENT Creative Reuse Center & Art Laboratory and other Winston-Salem FB groups.
After only one day, local potter Dee Edelman contributed a tiny pot which I installed on a pedestal (a top from an aerosol can). It looked great! I added a ceramic Celtic heart by Charlotte artist, Timmy Hord @hordstudio:
There were contributions from local Ardmore artists Ginny Campbell and Sean Erbe:
I filled in an open area with a gelli plate print and encouraged passersby to TAKE ART!!
Other Winston-Salem artists installed pieces in the freelittleartgallery_ws1:
A small stoneware dish from Estonia was added to the FLAG_ws1, and Debbie Page Harris who has Free2BeeLoved tiny art gallery in Spartanburg, SC sent a gorgeous print. An unknown artist added a small book with a wise saying: