Sunday, February 24, 2013

Shopping in Philadelphia

We went to Philadelphia last week to see what  is new at the Buyers Market of American Crafts. Its fun to see some city life after being in the Maine woods.
 A walk from our hotel takes us through Redding Market and terminal and on into the convention center filled with artists and their works.

 Lynda and I found Don Drumm and Cricket Forge sculpture exhibit and got to talk with Don and staff about his work. We've carried their work in the gallery for 16 years. Both companies offer artistic sculpture for indoors and outdoors. Don Drumm uses Francis Vega's Cricket Forge shop to make some of his designs. He creates whimsical sculpture and functional kitchen wares. Francis's work is more representational designs in metal for the garden and home.

 We also visited with Diane Kline at the show. Her acrylic floral paintings are featured in our gallery, and at Arabica coffee shop in Portland Maine. Diane,s "Poppies" is a beautiful impression, giving the feeling of spring just around the corner.
  Diane has some new figure paintings on exhibit at the show this year.
 We spent three days looking over the show ordering new items from familiar artists and discovering new artists to present at Harvest Gold Gallery in 2013.
 See you again Phili :)
Stop by Harvest Gold gallery whenever you are in beautiful downtown Center Lovell, overlooking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains.

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