It’s warming up out there… That’s a great reason to celebrate! The MMoCA Gallery Night is May 3rd; a wonderful night to showcase the artists who’ve donated their work to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore Salvage Art Show. Spring-themed cocktails and snacks will be served as well:) 5-9pm.
Check out the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/120700991459337/
We are already into our final few weeks of the EcoSquared Art Show here at Hatch… Our opening reception January 11th was a roaring success with a gallery full of creative and energetic people! Lindsay Christians gave the show quite a boost with her wonderful article in the Arts section of the 77 Square newspaper. Next up is the closing reception this Friday, February 8th from 6-9pm. Stop on by to see what it’s all about! Remember that all art pieces are available for purchase but we do appreciate pick-up near the end of the show. The artists will be available to talk with and we’ll have refreshments on hand. Please join us! Click here for the Facebook Event Page, click on join…then feel free to invite your friends.
Another “happening” this month is the Madison Magazine “Best of 2013” ballots are out. Hatch has been nominated for the best “Art Gallery” category. But we ALSO think we would work well under the “Gift Shop/Specialty Store” category! Write us in next to ‘other’ for that one. Hatch and it’s artists would really appreciate your vote! We’ve worked really hard these past 2 years;) VOTE HERE …The results are announced in the July issue.
As many of you know, the deadline to the EcoSquared Art Show is November 21st. I thought I’d share with you some of the artwork in the gallery that incorporates upcycled materials. Upcycled is still a fairly new term, you can learn more here. And remember, the main criteria for Ecosquared is to use something upcycled, have it measure between 6″ square to 8″ square, and have it ready to hang on the wall. We are so excited to see what all of you creative Wisconsinites come up with! Please feel free to leave questions or concerns here in the comment section.
Reclaimed steel and spray paint. “Birds on a Wire” artist Liv Aanrud.
Acrylic house paint on upcycled canvas. “Yellow Leaves” artist Lynn Lee.
Diorama made from a drawer, newspaper and found objects. Artist Beth Heeney.
Wall sculpture made with reclaimed wood, found objects (saw blade, nails, drain cover) and wire. Artist Bryan Richgels.
Acrylic painting with incorporated old maps on a cabinet door. Artist Tammy Schreiter.
“Spring”. Found objects (silk flowers, fabric, rope) on upcycled canvas and frame. Artist Beth Heeney.
Father’s Day is this Sunday… so it’s time for a few ideas for your pop!
Is Dad a comic book lover? Retro comic book table- made by Beth Heeney of Green Cricket Salvage.
“More Cow Bell!” How can your Dad not love this paper mache sculpture created by Steve Wirtz?!
Maybe an original painting of his favorite watering hole? “Mickey’s Tavern” painting by Lynn Lee.
Is Dad a bike enthusiast? These hand printed t-shirts made by Rosy Hawbaker of Recreative Crafts are perfect!
Let Dad show his Wisconsin pride with a ceramic trinket dish perfect for his keys or pocket change. Made by Potter Jenny Blasen.
"Perceptions" Hand Embroidery by Sarah Hemm $200
Close up of "The Deep".$185. A diorama made by Beth Heeney of Green Cricket Salvage. Perfect for fans of the movie "Jaws"!
Fun and festive fleece holiday tree, ($350- Julia Kemerer) No more needles to clean up!
Packer fans will love the loveable "Green and Golden" paper mache sculpture ($150) created by Steve Wirtz
Tentacle wrestling? Who do you think will win?! Tentacle Aliens by Purplemoon Fibers $50 each.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Did you know that we sell furniture at Hatch? Yep, we sure do! This is a peek at what we have in the shop right now…
Print of the watercolor "My Favorite Step Ladder" $20.
Vintage School desk; $158 and Shabby chic chair, $68.
Vintage childs desk, $94.
Shabby Chic table, $118.
Wrought Iron Parlor Chairs, $98 each.
"The Dreaming Chair" Green Cricket Salvage- $168
Decoupaged comic book table. "The League of Justice" $325 Green Cricket Salvage.
Danish Modern Footstool $88
Square vintage modern table $158
In the month of November we are celebrating the work of Beth Heeney of Green Cricket Salvage. Beth describes herself as part artist, part collector & part treasure hunter. Inspired by found objects and the world around her, Beth takes what others have discarded and transforms them into functional and unique treasures for your home. Beth puts her own spin on being ‘green’ and finds joy in breathing life into her vintage finds. Stop in from 6-9pm Friday, November 11th… refreshments will be served!