April promises to be a busy month with trunk shows and opportunities to meet a number of artists whose hand made work is at Gallery Five. The Rickie Report hopes to see you at the Artists Reception so you can meet wearable art creator, Kerr Grabowski and community-based jewelry artist, Joann Hendelman!
Kerr Grabowski Trunk Show April 2 – 6
Joann Hendelman Jewelry Show April 1 – 30
Champagne Reception for Both Artists
Thursday, April 4th, from 4 to 7 pm
Meet the Artists on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, from Noon to 4 pm
Kerr Grabowski’s successful integration of her love of color and mark-making with the challenge of creating wearable pieces has resulted in a whimsically sophisticated line of one of a kind fabrics and art to wear. Known for her innovative approaches to dyeing and screening processes, Kerr is the developer of Deconstructed Screen Printing, a printing/monoprint technique allowing for a freer, more painterly approach to screen printing.
Above: One-of-a-kind silk crepe and silk chiffon wearable art vest. Kerr Grabowski developed Deconstructed Screen Printing, a printing monoprinting technique allowing for a freer, more painterly approach to screen printing.
Kerr is a NJ Council on the Arts Fellowship recipient, and has been widely published including Ornament, Fiber Arts, Surface Design Journal, Fiber Arts Design Book Six and Silk Painting for Fashion and Fine Art. Kerr exhibits and teaches surface design, color and design workshops internationally.
Above: One-of-a-kind silk crepe wearable art vest. Reverse side is black and white. Two vests in one. Shown worn over a Kerr Grabowski black and white top.
Above: One-of-a-kind silk crepe wearable art vest. Reversible side is black and white. Two vests in one.
Kerr explains, “Marks, both narrative and symbolic, have always been my way of relating to, and interpreting the world. My work is informed by a fascination with human interactions, my Mississippi background, and an interest in all cultures where art is an integral part of daily life-where mark making is a natural activity, a part of the celebration of being.”
Joann Hendelman’s jewelry draws you in. You want to touch it and try it on! She is one of only 11 artists chosen from hundreds for the prestigious ArtiGras Show this season. Gallery Five has been selling Joann’s jewelry and we’re delighted to see her newest work!
We love that Joann’s hand-made clasps allow for a necklace to have more than one focal point. The clasp can be worn at the back of the neck, unseen. Or, the clasp may be worn to the side, giving the piece a more abstract flavor. And the clasp has two different faces, so the wearer has many choices!
And her earrings and simpler pendants still are statement-makers!
After 25 seasons in Tequesta’s Gallery Square, they relocated in 2007 to a new venue — still in Tequesta, and only a half-block from US 1 instead of a half-mile. The boutique is now at 140 Bridge Road, just one short block south of Tequesta Drive. (If you drive down US 1, Bridge Road is where you’ll see the CVS Pharmacy and Texaco Service Station. Look for Gallery Five four doors west of the Texaco Station.)
For the season, December-March, their showroom is open Monday through Saturday 10-5. For the rest of the year, they are open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 5, and at other times “when the spirit moves us.” Of course, they’ll be available by appointment. If you’re coming from out of town, we suggest that you call first (561-747-5555). You can always shop on-line 24/7 at www.gallery5.com
“We are proud of the success of Gallery Five and pleased that the gallery features work of more than 150 American artists from 40 states, with no imports (except for several wonderful Canadian artists). We invite you to visit the Gallery Five showroom to browse through our 62 drawers of jewelry and accessories and all the other custom-designed displays”.
You’re invited to browse through all the virtual drawers in this site to see the hand-crafted wonders by creative artists that Paula and Paul find as they travel around the U.S. in their search for fresh and original crafts.
Over the past 30 years, Gallery Five’s customers have learned to appreciate outstanding service. Their best advertising is satisfied customers.
If you have a certain flair, a spirit of adventure, a bit of flamboyance, an eye for good design, and a desire to look unique, we know you will love the fine crafts and wearable art collection at Gallery Five. – Paul and Paula Coben
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