Saturday, October 24, 2009
The Gem Gallery opens a new show today. Come see it, if you dare.
The back room gallery looks like something out of the Addams Family stage set.
Weekend hours are 12 - 5 PM. Call 766-5600 for your fortune. An artists' reception will take place on Friday, October 30 from 5 - 8 PM. Spirits will abound.
But don't lose your head over it.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
The environment created by Suzanne Parrott for her "Inside and Out" show at the Gem Gallery has to be seen and felt.
She painted a backdrop of a closet, a landscape with clothesline, and a floor for the various work on display, including vests, skirts, fingerless gloves, scarves, purses, and rugs. There's even a bowl of felt pieces and wool varieties for touching.
Here's a detail.
Suzanne will be manning the gallery both today and tomorrow from 12 - 5 and is happy to chat with you about her process, her inspirations, and anything you want to know about
living on an island.
She made this figure, named Lulu, inspired by a model whose haute couture strut made the runway sizzle in last spring's fashion show at Zero Station. Lulu's deciding what to wear.
All of Suzanne's pieces are one-of-a-kind garments. Some are restructured from t-shirts and printed with block designs made by Suzanne.