A couple of weeks ago, I finally was able to deliver this custom built mirror. It was quite a process but I love a challenge! First, I went to the buyer’s house and checked out the space they had in mind for the mirror. After we decided on a size, 3’x4′, I went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore and after numerous trips and lots of digging, I found some wood house siding that I hoped was wide enough for the frame. I’m pretty handy, but not as much as my friend Bryan who has skills with a saw that I will never have. He put together a fantastic frame…better than I imagined. After many more weeks of painting it was time for the placement of the mirror. Again, Bryan helped out. Cutting super thick glass is not easy! Cracks can easily occur and he broke a couple large pieces. Ugh. After a lucky find at the thrift store… one more try and he cut the mirror perfectly! I was a little nervous since I had promised delivery the following morning…
I forgot to mention that one of the buyer’s (Susan and David) requests was for maps to be incorporated in the painting of their favorite places. It is definitely THEIR piece! I wish I had a photo of the mirror installed…hopefully soon.
If you’d like a custom piece of art, let me know! As for now, I have started a painting on a wood headboard I found on the curb. One man’s trash is a future work of art!
Frame done, before mirror.
Close-up of maps.
When: Friday, May 6th from 5-9pm.
Where: Hatch Art House of course!
Why: To check out and support over 35 local Wisconsin artists along with May featured artist Jenny Blasen. We’ll be celebrating spring with Sangria! Yum….
Gallery Night is the city wide spring event put on by MMoCA. Hatch is very happy to be a part of this event and we will be celebrating the arrival of spring with homemade Sangria:)
Jenny Blasen, a Madison potter, is the May featured artist. She’s been very busy making new works! She has a focus on functional pottery but also enjoy making ceramic earrings and buttons.
Join us for a fun-filled spring evening…
The newsletter I emailed to mailing list. A summary of what’s happenin’ here on Willy Street.
Welcome to “web” Hatch! I will do my best to learn the ways of the blog world as quickly as possible… but until then, well…
Perhaps I should give you a little background about us. Many moons ago, I had “hatched” an idea. (Sorry, couldn’t resist!) You guessed it, I wanted to own an art gallery! Life took over and my dream plan was pushed aside. Fast forward to June 2010… after a 6 1/2 year stint in Portland, Oregon I was driving a Penske truck across the country with my faithful traveling companion, Donovan.
Moving back to my home state of Wisconsin, I had a lot of fear but also a lot of hope and anticipation. I knew I had to fulfill the dream. Having a background in retail and gallery arts, I’m confident in my plan for supporting and selling local art!
I was thrilled when I found the gallery location on Willy Street! (Across from the Willy St. Co-op) It’s been months since the first look at the empty space, in a new building, but it’s FINALLY coming together!!! There are walls and everything:)
Hatch will open its doors Friday, December 3rd, 2010. Yes, it’s coming up soon! There is a wonderful variety of artists that will be displaying and selling their work. So please stop by and check it out! I will be posting photos of artwork here whenever possible.
Hatch will display a wide variety of artwork at a broad range of prices, offering something for everyone. Every month, Hatch will host an art opening highlighting a featured artist. It’s sure to be a vibrant space, full of fun, beautiful and unique hand-crafted items and fine art.