Monday, July 5, 2010

Southern Comfort

We all know that even when Karen is relaxin' she's also workin'! Check out the goodies she found on a recent trip to the south.

Scarves from Doris Grieder

Originally from Switzerland, fiber artist Doris Grieder now calls Savannah Georgia "home." After nurturing an early talent in knitting, sewing and quilting, Doris spent many years traveling the world, collecting unique threads, fibers and beads that became her "fiber seeds" of creativity. She makes beautiful scarves out of her stash of textiles and ribbons, narrow and light enough for the warmer weather, and colorful enough to match just about anything in your wardrobe. Doris' scarves can double as a belt, sash or table runner. Her vibrant color pallet is continuously eye-catching, and each scarf packs enough punch to be an artful focal. These babies are flying like hot cakes, so hurry in to catch them while you can!

Karen's nephew, Noah...he'll do anything for a chocolate milkshake!

John Mitchell
Shotgun Houses from John Mitchell

John Mitchell delivers a real taste of the south in his charming mixed media pieces. A native of North Carolina, John worked in the Bahamas and in Germany before moving to Savannah for graduate studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design. It was in Georgia that John began exploring themes of "shotgun houses" with collage, paint and wood. He achieves a folk art feel in his three dimensional representations that tell stories of jazz musicians in the doors and windows. We love the small, intimate scale of these houses. They can hang on the wall or be placed anywhere from a shelf or mantle to the kitchen counter. He also does larger collage paintings, like the one below. Sorry, Karen already snagged it for her front entry, but we're expecting more in the near future!

Shotgun Playground by John Mitchell

View works from both talented artists on our website, or come on in to kick your heels up and relax. Let Chemers Gallery share some southern hospitality with you!

Keep a look out for our new jewelry designer Karen found in Charleston...
The jewelry arrives in 2 weeks and we can't wait!

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