Donna Smith and I opened The Shed one year ago in Fayetteville, AR. The Shed is a studio and exhibition space. It is a place for artists to show work that comes out in the making process and may have come about after starting a new direction or changes in the process. When beginning any new skill set or work, it is challenging to un-hide it from the studio and put it into a public space. However, we encourage this work, still new, fresh, and vulnerable, to unveil itself at The Shed. The Shed encourages discussion, exchanging of skills and ideas, and the general merriment that occurs when bringing together artists from the region.
Visit The Shed on Facebook by clicking here.
A lot has happened throughout the year including pop-up shops and art shows. We have even hosted a few shows by artists who had never shown before! We look forward to encouraging even more first time shows in 2014! For the birthday party we asked all artists and makers who had participated throughout the year to donate something that we could raffle off. We ended up giving away around 20 fine art prints and products which was very fun. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to do this again next year for the second birthday party! :)
Here are a few pictures of my paintings and the event.
The Buzzle Ball is a new puzzle that will be released this August. I am currently working on this new product launch and decided to bring it to the event to get a few pictures of people trying to solve it. I have solved it twice by the way. Visit the Facebook page by clicking here.