Florida a Buswoman’s holiday

I went to Delray Florida for my cousin’s 75th Birthday 3 day celebration. It was a fabulous family & friends reunion and a terrifically relaxing time. As is my nature, I visited some artists that I’ve known for years and just haven’t seen in a while and there are always a few new organizations and…

several rooms filled with fine art and crafts at Maglyn's Dream showing work

The artscene in New Paltz, NY

It had been awhile since I explored the artscene in New Paltz and was pleased to see new exhibit places as well as places that have been there for many years. The Samuel Dorsky Museum newpaltz.edu/museum/ at SUNY New Paltz serves as a center for the arts and culture of the Hudson Valley and supports…

Out and About Oct 14-16

This coming weekend marks ArtEast’s Tenth Open Studio Tour in New York’s Hudson Valley’s Dutchess County.. There are 40 participants in the towns of Dover Plains, Holmes, Hopewell Junction, Millbrook, Patterson, Pawling, Poughquag and Wingdale. The leaves are turning and you are in for beautiful scenery and interesting experiences as you visit these artists’ studios. Yellow…

Robert Kulp talking about his company Black Dog Salvage

Roanoke, VA: a visit to Black Dog Salvage & several artists

Black Dog Salvage .blackdogsalvage.com is, as their brochure says, a treasury of antiques and architectural relics awaiting discovery. Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside reclaim and renew/ repurpose salvage. That it is their passion is evident as I wandered around the huge 40,000 sq foot warehouse. They have been at it since 1999 and have a ½…