Thursday, November 15, 2012

Orleans - it's where the parties are.

We're planning two days of events in December, including an introduction to some of the gallery's neighbors. There are also cookies involved, but you're going to have to stay tuned for more details on that part.

On December 8 we're celebrating several Left Bank artists who will be Home for the Holidays: Phyllis Adams, Amy Brnger, Ed Chesnovitch, Fran Forman, Ellen Granter, Amy Keller, Chris Kelley, Katie Trinkle Legge and Denise Zompa. The Bert Jackson Trio will perform. Reception is Saturday, December 8, from 4 to 7pm.

Two events are scheduled for Sunday, December 9. 
At 12:30, learn the art of ikebana flower arranging with the gallery's neighbor on Cove Road, Flowers by Mary. Owner Mary Garrett is eager to share what she's learned in over 40 years in the industry. Her lectures and demonstrations have been presented at fundraisers and events, including Boston's annual Flower Show. Mary delights her audiences with a new approach to floral design, teaching serious techniques, in an easy-to-apply method. 

Mary Garrett's training began by chance while studying Horticulture at State University of New York, Cobleskill, when she took a side course in Floral Design. Mary has since worked in floral shops up and down the East Coast, learning and sharing with many designers along the way. Her shop on Cove Road in Orleans, Flowers by Mary, upholds all that is dear to her about her craft: integrity, caring, professionalism and a sense of adventure.

At 2pm, Diane Johnson will be at the gallery demonstrating whiteline woodblock printing. The white line process allows all the colors for a woodblock print to come from one block. The design is drawn onto a wood block and each line is carved into a v-shaped groove. Paper is attached to the block. A small area of the block is painted, then the paper is flipped back against it and burnished. This allows the paper to pick up the paint and to be embossed with a white line. The whole block is done in this method.

White line woodblock prints were originally created in Provincetown in the early 1900s by a small group of artists. The artform is also referred to as "Provincetown" prints.

The innkeeper of Nauset House Inn, Diane Johnson will also be signing copies of her book Dreaming Inn Cape Cod.

All three events are at Left Bank's Orleans location, at 8 Cove Road. 

Home for the Holidays
December 8, 4-7pm

Ikebana Workshop with Flowers by Mary
December 9, 12:30-1:30pm

White Line Woodblock demo by Diane Johnson
December 9, 2-3:30pm

No comments: