Everyday Art Gallery is one of my favorite galleries. Located in downtown Reidsville, NC it is a homebase for all kinds of wonderful art and fine crafts. Saturday I went for their Spring Starving Artist Sidewalk Sale and I demonstrated charcoal drawing at my easel while my favorite potters, the Talleys of Farmhouse Pottery, made all kinds of terrific clay creations on the wheel and handbuilding. I had the opportunity to meet lots of folks, talk art, and sketch this lovely young girl, whose grandfather asked me to paint her portrait in color for him. It will be an honor!
Everyday Art Gallery began about 3 years ago with the philosophy that art is made by everyday folks like you and me. One need not go to New York or Atlanta to see beautiful, high quality, creative artwork…it is literally in our own neighborhoods. The owner, a fabulous mosaics artist herself, runs the gallery as a homebase for local and regional artists to showcase their work either by selling it or teaching it, as she also offers classes for folks to dabble in everything from clay works, to jewelry making, to painting, drawing, knitting…you name it, Everyday Art Gallery offers it! A short road trip to Reidsville is well worth the visit. You can grab lunch at the Backstreet Cafe just down the street or any other downtown eateries. Next time I go, I will be teaching a Visual Journaling class on Saturday, April 25th from 10-noon. This is an exciting way of chronicaling your life through visual images, either collaged, drawn, or painted…and any combinations you can come up with. Come along with me and have fun learning about this great way to journal.