Thursday, January 22, 2009
I'm Impressed - Look at the Gift Shop
I made my last preshow trip to the art center today. The show is hung and the gift shop is ready.
I'm waiting to share show photos until after the show is open. I am going to share many photos of the gift shop. It looks spectacular. Candace sets up the gift shop differently for each show. Of course this time it features a lot of quilts.
I have made all of these photos clickable so all you have to do is click on a photo and you can see a larger view.
Almost all the quilts in the gift shop are mine. I love the way they are displayed.
You'll find pottery, hats, and scarves here all made by artists from the area.
You would expect to find paintings at an art center and you won't be disappointed.
There are many wonderful baskets.
Many of you will appreciate the hand crafted wood bowls.
The small framed pieces are my work.
I hope you enjoyed seeing all those wonderful hand crafted items available to purchase. Every time I go to the Anderson Arts Center I buy something in the gift shop. I choose to do this rather than put a cash donation in the donation jar.
The Anderson Arts Center gets 40% of the sales price for each item sold. This gives them a larger donation than I would probably make as a cash donation in the jar. I also am impacting at least 3 people (or organizations) when I do this.
1. The Art Center gets income
2. The artist gets income
3. I get something wonderful to enjoy
4. If I buy something for a gift a 4th person benefits
When my grandchildren visit I give them each money to spend and explain the benefits to them.
Tonight's puzzle is one of Sonji Hunt's pieces from the show.
This is the novice puzzle version for tonight.
For those of you who prefer a greater challenge this is your puzzle tonight.