Once you walk in you notice the space isn’t quite like most galleries with stark white walls and dramatic lighting. Art on the Green’s concept is that rarely does one’s home have plain white walls devoid of color, texture, or personality. We paint. We wallpaper. We hang curtains. So when we bring art into our homes it mingles with all of our other color and design choices. Sometimes we view out homes and a giant work of art. Constantly changing. I seem to be constantly unearthing mine from mounds of laundry and dishes.
Art on the Green has a comfortable feeling inviting you to come in, look around, and sit a spell. The art work is beautiful. They have a great mix of styles, mediums, and subjects. They also provide a wide variety of art classes.
Of course when you invite people into your home, you lay out quite a spread and they had many goodies for us from Julie’s Sweet Shoppe & Bakery.
We were asked to send in a favorite recipe. Parilee Croft a local artist took our recipes and pictures and turned them into hand painted recipe cards. I love this idea! They were all so unique and I can’t wait to frame mine and hang it up in the kitchen. And they make such great gifts. I searching through old recipes for her to paint other cards for me. You can contact Art on the Green to get your own recipe cards commissioned. At $25 they make a very special and affordable gift to give.
We were also given a signed and numbered print of a painting to giveaway to out readers. “Joy” by Nina Baker.
To find out more about the artist and the story behind the painting you can watch this short video. And if you would like a chance to win “Joy” by Nina Baker leave a comment below letting me know how you use art in your home.
I enjoyed meeting and talking to the artists. I admire their diligence to complete works and actually having a place to show them. Maybe it’s admiration mixed with a twinge of jealousy. LOL. Every time after I attend some kind of art function I want to kick myself. Why don’t you paint more? Why don’t you take the time to finish those drawings instead of letting them sit around collecting wrinkles from piles of clothing and errant coffee ring stains. Yes more evidence that the old drafting table has spent most of its time as a catch all. Some day has to get here at some time, right?
— Art On The Green (@ARTOnTheGREEN1) December 5, 2014
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