Friday, November 25, 2011

I hope your Thanksgiving day was full of love and good food. Kelli and I both had a wonderful time with our families. Now the shopping season begins. I'm not out there battling the crowds and traffic, I'm here at home, nice and cozy, sitting at my computer and talking to you. I've never done the "black Friday camping outside in the wee hours, standing in line" thing. Maybe I'm missing out on a lot of fun but for right now this is exactly where I want to be and what I wanted to tell you is that everything in our Etsy shop is 30% OFF today through Monday. All you have to do is use the coupon code HOLIDAYDEALS to get the discount. There's a variety of one of a kind items so poke around and see what you can find. Happy shopping, where ever you are :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Word Out Wednesday Carlynne Hershberger

If you want to see sensational abstracts derived from nature as well as fabulous landscapes by a skilled and multi-faceted artist, you must see Carlynne Hershberger's exhibit at the Brick City Center for the Arts, downtown Ocala, FL.

I could tell you how beautifully the work combines into a display of color and shapes that make you feel like you are walking in the woods, listening to birds chirp.

I could go on and on about the light coming through the trees making the colors seem luminous.

I could describe the perceived textures created with a brush that make you think you could reach out and touch the leaves.

But I think I will just let the work speak for itself.

Prairie Walk

I could tell you about the use of gold leafing in some of the skies, but better yet, you really need to see this exhibition for yourself to appreciate the exquisite work.
Brick City Center for the Arts
23 SW Broadway
Ocala, FL
Through the month of November

Green Art

This is a shot of one wall of the current exhibit at the Marion Cultural Alliance at Brick City Center for the Arts in Ocala at 23 SW Broadway. The show features local artists and their interpretation of "going green" in the art world. Visitors will see artwork created with recycled materials.

My personal favorite is this piece titled "Paul's Pants" by Nancy Ihasz. This is a portrait, in a sense, of her husband Paul and illustrates how he always has a lot of keys and other odds and ends in his pockets. It is made with real denim jeans and real keys, etc. Nancy is a good friend and one of our star students. You also might know her as a Horse Fever Artist who created "Wildfire."

My Mom's fave (sorry Nancy) is titled "Quill Scape" by David D'Alessandri. He use recycled paper attached to canvas for this creation. David is another Horse Fever Artist who painted Forest King. You can vote for your favorite piece of recycled art at the exhibit.

Please try to visit this fun and inspirational show which runs through the month of November. And see the next post for photos of Carlynne's exhibit running concurrently in the same space.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Where will you be?

Where will you be on November 18 and 19? We hope you'll be at Hershberger & Huff Studios for our Holiday Open House. We have never before discounted all artwork and jewelry as we will for this event! Everyone gets a discount from 20, 25 and 30% off your entire order to 40% off any one item. This could be a huge savings for you, just in time before the holidays!


Keep your shopping local and hand made. Support local artists and give one of a kind gifts.
Join us on November 18 and 19
from 11:00 to 3:00
Hershberger & Huff Studios
1735 NE Jacksonville Rd
Ocala, FL