Although the event was last Saturday, I thought I would present a few images from StudioWorks’ participation. The above image was the poster for the street wide celebration and many businesses and sponsors along Louisville’s famous Bardstown Road that joined in. Our thanks to the Highland Commerce Guild for organizing such a fun event.
It is an important part of Zoom Group’s and thus StudioWorks’ mission to be involved in the life of the larger community. Bardstown Bound was a great way for visitors to get to know, check out, and purchase the art made in our studio/gallery. Since we are currently only open during the business week, this was also an opportunity for folks who wanted to visit us to do so.
The event was a light-hearted gathering and a good excuse to have a sale. The StudioWorks artists have been so productive that we have art literally everywhere inside the building! To further entice visitors, we gave an additional 20% off our already modest prices. Remember at StudioWorks, the artists receive an 80% commission on all sold art works. Sales were good during Bardstown Bound and nearly every artist sold work.
Although it was a busy Saturday, many of our artists were able to attend and show off their works to friends and visitors. Here Carol (in the blue pants) talks about her wonderful embroideries framed and hanging on the gallery’s walls. Our artists are really proud of StudioWorks and have responded by making some of their best works yet. The space is so nice that we have had many inquiries from other artists with developmental disabilities who would like to have a chance to work with our talented staff and volunteers.
The Zoom Group staff were supportive and came out for our event. Our gallery used to be around the corner from the main office, but now we are more across town. The company’s president, Annie Rosenberg-Sattich and her husband Steve enjoyed the many works on view. Annie remembers when this program was just a few individuals gathered together in the back of a coffee-house. Look at us now!
It’s always a pleasure to show off a sellection of the works that are made in our space. We were really pleased by how Marie Vample’s ceramic tile came out. She did a fine and careful job of glazing its surface.
On another ceramic note, here are Julie Baldyga’s wacky cat family. This ensemble features a mother cat and her two kittens playing with their electrical fuses! Julie also made ceramic birds and mice also playing with their respective fuses. Julie is such a multi-talented and interesting person and artist. For her, the commitment to art making extends past what she does at StudioWorks. Natalie Lanier is also a fine artist and here is her latest acrylic on canvas painting.
Natalie entitled this painting “Lady Bug” and I had to photograph it quickly on the gallery’s front carpet because this work found a new home during our Bardstown Bound event! Congratulations Natalie!! One final shot and this shows the wonderful tissue pompoms that the staff made as decorations for the event. They really look good from outside too! See you next week.