Monday, May 30, 2011

We Have More Than Wall Art

Art of Oconee has gorgeous art created by local artists. That art includes more than paintings on the walls! Gorgeous jewelry by Kelly Clower and Ellen Cowne make it fun to have to decide which piece(s) to choose!

New earrings from Kelly Clower

Then there is the pottery of Diane Davies. Functional, yes! But who says function has to be traditional??!

"Tidal Zone Decanter" by Diane Davies

Several of our artists, including Cathy McIntire, Gail Vail, and David Siffert, have provided puzzles made from their paintings, effectively creating a unique gift item as well.

Need a one-of-a-kind notecard for that special mailing? There are many to choose from. Look around the gallery (both at Art of Oconee and Dress The Walls) and you will find lots of unique treasures in addition to the variety of original wall art.

Serving Tray featuring art of David Siffert
 Our artists use their creative talents to make artistic gifts as well as collectible art. Drop by for your own treasure hunt!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Our Grand Opening Was Grand!

We had a fabulous turnout for our Grand (Re)Opening event! We saw many new faces as well as our long time supporters. Of course, all the artists brought food and drink for our guests to share. We believe in NO ONE leaving hungry! It was a great first event for the new partnership of Art of Oconee and Dress The Walls!

Here are some pictures from the evening:
Fabulous Torte courtesy or Lin Sipple...YUM!

Mercer Reynolds with AOO Artist Sherry Turner, Gaby Reynolds, and  Peter Candler

Our Trusty Barkeeps Mike Atkins and Hugh Vail
AOO Artist Debra Lawrence chats with guests
AOO Artist and Dress The Walls owner David Siffert

AOO Artists Shannon Candler and Sherry Turner with Gaby Reynolds

We are so happy to be settled in our new gallery space, and hope to see many more new faces coming by to enjoy the art and friendship. Even better, to think our visitors will experience a comfortable environment in which to spark their OWN creative juices!

For more pictures, click here and visit Kendall Boggs' blog! 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Our Own Google Search Story

The creative folks at Google came up with a way for people to tell their story in a unique way. At Art of Oconee we think we do things in a creative way, so it seems fitting for us to tell you a story about why we're having a party on Thursday, May 12!

So we'll see you then, 5 to 8 pm, at our new location, 106 Scott Oak Dr., next to Dress The Walls.
Click here for a map!