Category Archives: art galleries

A Trip to the Seattle Art Museum & The Olympic Sculpture Park

We were so excited recently to take a quick trip out to Seattle simply to soak in the scene and to enjoy the good life. Retirement may be the best thing ever. While we were there, we spent an entire day at the Seattle Art Museum. While the museum was an incredible treat for the eyes (more on that later),… (more…)

Enjoying the Art Walks 2012

I wait all year for the Art Walks sponsored by the Asheville Downtown Gallery Association, and the day finally arrived. On March 6th, the 23 downtown galleries in Asheville opened their doors from 5-8 pm for an evening of food, fun, festivities and creativity. This yearly event truly exemplifies the best that is Asheville, and it’s sheer pleasure to be… (more…)

A Trip Down Memory Lane at Woolworth Walk

If you’ve never been to the F.W. Woolworth building at 25 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC, you simply must come at some point. This historic landmark was first established in 1938 and was revived and restored to its original state in 2001. It not only operates a throwback, traditional soda fountain, but it now features local artists. On March 2, I… (more…)

Pat Passlof at the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center

As I’ve mentioned before, while I live in what many regard as a small town, it’s amazing to see the wealth of talent that I continually encounter. I recently had the privilege of visiting the most recent exhibition at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. If you haven’t ever been to this center, you simply must come and… (more…)

Finding the Best in Asheville

Sometimes the loveliest experiences are found at home. While sitting tight for a bit, and with no plans to travel just yet, I’ve been exploring the amazing choices offered here in Asheville. And although I’ve lived here for quite a while, I’m always amazed by the breath of choices here in this small town. First, I recently had the pleasure… (more…)

Art Work in Asheville at the Asheville Art Museum

With a free day recently with nothing to do (isn’t retirement simply the best?), I decided to head over to our own Asheville Art Museum. And I must say, as one who has traveled the world and enjoyed many art museums, that I still find so many treasures in my own backyard. This past summer, American Style Magazine actually named… (more…)

A Feast for the Eyes…TACTILe Gallery

While we were in Geneva, we obviously couldn’t spend every second of the day looking at ancient art and antiques.  One place that was a must-enjoyed change of pace with the TACTILe Gallery.  They’ve been open in Geneva since 1998 and they specialize in contemporary jewelry from around Europe. Now, I’m not a jewelry hog and I don’t spend much… (more…)

A Visit to the Jan Krugier Gallery

When I was last in New York I had the joy of visiting the Jan Krugier Gallery.  It was a major fixture in the community for decades and was located, most recently, on Madison Avenue.  I always enjoyed seeing the 19th and 20th century art and the original prints that they displayed and I loved when I’d get to see… (more…)

A Detour to Gallerie Interart

While we were eating breakfast in our hotel one morning in Geneva, we struck up a conversation with the guests at the next table.  They were raving about their visit to the Gallerie Interart in the Old Town. While it wasn’t on my original agenda, we decided to check out this Gallery after hearing such great things. And we definitely… (more…)

Going Back in Time with Phoenix Ancient Art

In sharp contrast to our quite modern experience in the Gallery Patrick Gutknecht was our venture to the Phoenix Ancient Art S.A. Gallery owned by brothers Hicham Aboutaam and Ali Aboutaam.  I had once visited the Phoenix Ancient Art S.A. location in New York, and I was very much looking forward to seeing what their Geneva locale held. While small… (more…)