Saturday, November 13, 2010

WUF Opening Reception

Today was the opening reception for the new Wearable, Usable, Functional exhibition, in which all the artworks on display are hand crafted items that combine visual appeal and a practical purpose. As you can see from the photos below, artists are exhibiting a variety of clothing, ceramics, furniture, home decorations, jewelry- all for sale.

A nice crowd turned up for the opening, probably close to 100 visitors stopped by over the course of the two hour reception, with many sticking around to look over the various creations, and enjoy the refreshments.

And as with many of the functions at the Boatworks, our own Jam Band provided live entertainment for everyone.

The Wearable Usable Functional exhibition and sale is on display at the Boatworks during regular gallery hours through January 7, 2011.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wearable, Usable, Functional coming to BAC

The next exhibition at the Boatworks is Wearable, Usable, Functional, and the title says it all. This juried show features a variety of hand crafted items that fit one or more of the above categories. The show officially opens with a reception on Saturday, November 13th, from 5 to 7 pm, and remains on display through the end of December.

New Belmar Attraction

Belmar's latest mural is now complete. (Click on the above photo to enlarge it) Artist Jim Fitzmaurice painted the large 5 panel mural on the back of the upper part of Freedman's Bakery. This beautiful mural can be seen from the east side of the train, or when driving on 8th Avenue from Route 35 toward the beach, but to truly enjoy it, pull into the parking lot behind the bakery, park your car, and spend a few minutes reminding yourself of some of what Belmar has to offer.