Cynthia St. Charles Store

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Elements Gallery

I am happy to announce a new venture. May 2, I will be opening a new gallery in Billings, Montana! This is VERY BIG!!!!!

The gallery is to be unlike anything else in the area. We will feature an eclectic blend of fine and functional art. We hope to fill our space with interesting art relating to the five elements of fire, water, earth, wood, and metal.

Here is a picture of some things we have placed in the window. We are starting to set up the gallery now and are taking inventory and getting everything arranged. You can see my little handbag made from discharged, rust dyed, and painted cotton fabrics, as well as a hand dyed silk scarf draped over the pedestal. The pottery is from two different artists.

My partner, Theresa Gong is a fabulous potter. Above, is an example of her very fine work. She works with porcelain. After the first firing, she carves intricate designs, then fires again at a super high heat. Isn't this platter stunning?

Above is another grouping of items for our gallery. A felted wall hanging, a journal with a handpainted cover (mine), felted dolls, and another of Theresa Gong's lovely pieces.

Here is another grouping - including some felted pieces, more ceramics, hand dyed organic cotton napkins, etc.

Theresa is not only a very fine artisan, but she has also been running galleries in the area since the 1980's. She is a wonderful resource and a very positive personality. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to work with her.


Dale Anne Potter said...

One day I might make to Billings as its not that far from me!
Everything looks FABULOUS.

Ro Bruhn said...

What a fabulous gallery and such lovely works of art. They make beautiful still life pictures.

sharon said...

everything looks fantastic!!! wish billings was closer to me!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I must drive over from Helena one day soon! All my favorites are there: Fiber and Fire!

Judy Sall said...

Congratulations and very best wishes on a successful venture! Your inventory is fabulous!


Ruth said...

All the best on your new venture. It's beautifully displayed.

Liz said...

Cynthia, I created a treasury on Etsy with one of your pieces in it. I love your work! It's here -
If that link breaks there's a screenshot on my blog.


Shirley Goodwin said...

Oh yummy...and I love your little bag, Cynthia.

Julaine Lofquist-Birch said...

Best of everything tomorrow!!!

Lettting everyone from my link list know that my 10,000th visitor is coming soon, and that lucky person will be receiving a gift - take a peek!

Nikki said...

Congratulations on your new venture! So many wonderful treasures. I only wish it was closer to my neck of the woods.

EmPrint said...

Congratulations on your new gallery. Wishing you much success. And by-the-way - I LOVE your Cowgirls.

lizzieb said...

Congratulations and best wishes on this venture! It looks like it has great stuff and something for everyone! Good luck!

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