Wednesday, December 9, 2009

sutherland is open!

The studio in Asheville’s River Arts District is open. Barb Butler and I are so excited sometimes we just look across the room at each other and start grinning.

We will eventually have two rooms in Curve 004Studios, sharing wall space with another artist who works in clay and jewelry. For now we’re cozy in our front studio, weaving away on two of our baby wolf looms.

We also just signed up our first weaving student for the Weaving I class starting in January. Yeah! Our grand opening is this weekend and we’ve been handing out invitations and postcards to spread the word.

I’ve included a few pictures of our studio and merchan011dise displays. The top one is the front door. We’re the red door on the right (signage to come); Pattiy Torno is the double door on the left. It was actually snowing that day! The center pic is the merchandise display you see walking in the front door. The bottom one is a view from our future second room back into the corner where Barb’s loom is set up. By the way the painting on the wall is by her husband. We’re a multi-media studio.

It’s a work in progress and we’re missing a bit of fur015niture, which should arrive tomorrow. We are learning something new every day about gallery retailing, and Pattiy has been sharing great advice.

If you’re in Asheville this weekend, please stop by our grand opening for snacks, coupons and conversation. We welcome your comments and suggestions.  

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