Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Open mic at Bell Street Gallery

Bell Street Gallery held it's first of many open mic nights and we had a great turn out.  The star of the night was Nashville singer/songwriter Jan Edwards.  Although the weather has turned, a great time was had.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tour of inside of Bell Street Gallery

Here's a interior tour for all of you that haven't been able to make it to the gallery yet.  

We're finishing a weekend in the 60's of sun with no rain and just perfect Island days.  Hope all can come for a visit.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Glass artists Julie Nordine and Jennifer Ionta visit and demo at gallery

Bell Street Gallery hosted our glass artists Jennifer Ionta and Julie Nordine this weekend.  They showed the making of the jewels of their creations, shaping and blending the glass to create ear rings,  jewelry and lampwork beads. 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bell Street Gallery Opening get-to-gether

Friday night we had an opening party for the folks that have made the gallery possible.  The town of LaPointe and Madeline Island.  We guests included artists from the Island to the construction works that finished the deck 45 minutes before the party started.  
The time working with the building guys gave me an idea on how to cut the cake for the opening, with a saw-all.  
Although the temp dropped about 20 degrees outside during the party and the winds  and rain of Lake Superior drove us indoors, great food and visiting was had by all.
We are looking forward to a wonder season on Madeline and will be adding images on a weekly basis and when new work comes to the Gallery.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The concrete arrives...

The concrete has arrived... sounds like no big deal, but the weight restrictions for the roads were lifted today, and that meant that we could finally get the concrete needed for the 32 footings for the deck (this deck will never blow away, and can be used for a bomb shelter).  

Gabe and I also hung the sign today.

Our first sale

On Sunday, before heading back to Minneapolis, retail expert Barb Zwak did a little shopping of her own, even with all the mess around the front counter....

The Mermaid arrives....

Saturday, Chris Kibane delivered his sculptures to the gallery.  They included the piece we will be installing at the front entrance.  She's a 10' steel mermaid who will greet visitors to the gallery (until we sell her) along with our new sign for the front entrance.  He and his wife Linda also dropped off two critters and a couple of other pieces you have to see to believe.