Pop-In Artist Series Every Saturday 1-3PM 9/7 – 12/14/19
September 7 @ 1:00 pm - December 14 @ 3:00 pm
Boy, do we have a smashing series of Saturdays lined up for you!
Every Saturday beginning September 7 through December 14th we are going to have a Pop-In Artist, right here in the shop, ready to stand and deliver information and insights into their individual areas of expertise. Whether your passion is jewelry, wood-turning, fabrics, painting, photography, pottery, whimsies, glasswork, mixed media or just learning something new, we’ve got an artist who will ring your chimes.
And, of course, you’ll also get to scout out ALL of our treasures, put together Wish Lists for you and your lovies, enjoy Boonsboro, and best of all, hang out with our thrilling, fascinating and always entertaining staff. Play your cards right and it just might be our own rock star, Marcella the Marvelous.
Here’s our madly exciting lineup!
Get your schedule out and begin penciling in the dates for the ones you just can’t live without.
September 7 – Alexsis Neenan creates pendants, rings and ornaments made from re-purposed romance book pages. Wear a piece of the story close to your heart.
September 28 – Craig Fowler uses antique silverware to create windchimes, bud vases, keychains and spoon rings. “Like snowflakes – no two are the same thing”
October 5 – Marcella Sager began creating jewelry in 2009. After moving to Boonsboro in 2011, she approached GIB to showcase her work. She won our hearts with her creative style and wickedly sassy attitude- and she’s now an essential member of our staff!
October 12 – Cath Howard is a watercolor artist who uses a wide range of techniques and mediums. Her current fascination is the restoration of local architecture, and in that vein she has been working on a special project- a portrait of the Inn, which will be unveiled on the Inn porch on the 12th!
October 19 – Anna-Marie Poole creates exquisite, functional porcelain, a personal and intimate art form for her. The feel of a cup in the hand, how it feels touching the mouth…the shape, design, color… all create a bond between artist and patron.
October 26 – Claire Hardy and Beth Carey Claire grew up in California, where an art teacher taught her how shading can create the illusion of form. Her hauntingly beautiful oil paintings (favorites of Nora!) prove what an apt pupil she proved to be. She continues to study and experiment with oils, always eager to learn from the next painting. Beth Carey has been making elegant jewelry for thirty-five years. Her work is always popular with our treasure-seekers, and her willingness to teach and share her knowledge make her a perennial favorite with all of us.
November 2 – Tara Bell & Fran Brolle What a duo, friends and artists working in very different mediums. Tara’s colored pencils and pastels bring movement and joy to her fun and colorful pieces, including earrings, pendants, orginal art, prints, bookmarks and paperweights. Fran Brolle is an alchemical sorceress who creates magic in fused glass and metal. Her latest interests include sand blasting and reticulated silver. Together they’re more fun than a pair of otters- come play!
November 9 – Lura Myers & Holly Priester. Lura Myers is the creative genius behind Boonsboro Buckets, which are the dandiest little bag/tote/purses you will ever find, super user-friendly and unique, clever and curious. Lura also makes our tea towels, aprons, cosmetic bags, and a slew of other items we dream up in frenzies of excitement. Holly Priester is the Princess of Whimsy with her wishing bottles, peace key necklaces, silverware jewelry and wonderful hanging art pieces. Both of our pop-in artists today are inspired masters when it comes to upcycling and re-purposing.
November 16 – David Cogar is going to spend the afternoon with us, spinning a tale or two and sharing his knitting talents with us. He creates the cutest hats that will keep you feeling snuggly and warm.
November 23 – Rhonda J. Smith is a practicing artist and retired professor of Art. She uses a non-traditional approach of mounting her prints on archival boards. The themes of her prints, collages and multimedia work demonstrate Rhonda’s creative adventurousness, in her physical encounters with places and cultures as well as her artistic processes.
November 30 – Linda Barnhart is an artist of many mediums- oil, acrylics and her speciality, encaustics, which is painting with wax that is then set on fire! This very old art form, full of texture and lustrous shine, is finding a resurgence, and Linda’s work is the very finest of its genre.
December 7 – Irene Vangsness creates lovely, functional fused kitchenware and jewelry. Come discover the perfect gift for the holidays!
December 14 – Brenda Swiger designs handmade jewelry using Swarovski crystals, lampwork beads and gemstones wrapped in wire. You are sure to find the perfect piece to wear to your holiday party or as a gift.