Thursday, July 19, 2007

Summer Succulents Opens Tonight! (6-9pm)

Our exhibition Summer Succulents opens tonight, Thurs. 7/19, and YOU are invited!

We haven't thrown a proper party at Greenjeans since our grand opening two years ago, so it's gonna be a good one! You can see we've made a big batch of white peach sangria (pictured here) -- very succulent. Not to mention peach spritzers (sans alcohol), fresh berries, zesty artichoke dip for veggies and melba toast, and a creamy salsa dip, the recipe for which our friend Kevin whispered to us today promising great things...

The exhibition, which we will finish installing tomorrow, features jewelry inspired by succulent plants by eight independent jewelry designers and makers: Valerie Mitchell, Janice Ho, Chelle Kraus, Laura Su, Melle Finelli, Kristina Kada, Alison Mackey, and Lisa Crowder. None of the work in the show has been seen before at Greenjeans, and much of it was created especially for the exhibition.

There are some stunning pieces, all of them available for purchase (and free to admire). Prices range from about $50 to $750. (Purchased work may be collected after the exhibition closes on August 30.)

We will get them up online as soon as we possibly can, though we ask for patience -- in our life outside of Greenjeans we are in the process of moving, and everyone knows how disruptive and time-consuming that can be! Nonetheless, I know you'll want to see pictures, and I want to show you, so hang in there.

The poetic designer and lovely friend Judy Lee of five and a half designed our exhibition poster, cutting succulent-like shapes from found paper. Here's a detail:

We have extras and are thinking of giving them in exchange for making a small donation to one of the charities we work with. Haven't figured this detail out yet, but the poster is fabulous!

And this picture shows our new display tables!! They replace the old temporary table that was in the front window until, well, 2 days ago. Jae designed it, had the legs fabricated by a metalsmith in Bushwick, and got the glass cut and beveled. It has opened up the front of the shop SO much, creating the gallery space we've been craving.

Come see it tomorrow night! And if you can't make it, the show will be on view both in the shop and from the window thru August 30.

Also note: we will be starting our Summer Hours next week, closing Mondays and Tuesdays thru Labor Day.

Thanks to everyone who helped us organize the exhibition, especially Root Stock and Quade for providing the succulent plants. And of course, there would be no exhibition without the artists and their passionate work that we're so excited to be showing! Cheers!

Posted by Amy Shaw


Mad said...

Sounds wonderful! Wish I could be there-

hrsj said...

It looks like a beautiful show with inspiring work. I like the postcard/poster for it also; nice layout and image!
Your new front table is great!
I look forward to viewing the show pieces online. Enjoy moving!

Carlene said...

Ooh, I'd love a poster!