Saturday, June 16, 2012

Yesterday I took the afternoon off from painting and visited the Graver's Lane Gallery in Chestnut Hill where my old friend Bruce Hoffman is the new Director.  Bruce is the former director of the Snyderman Works Gallery and is one of the people responsible for all the enthusiasm Philadelphia has for craft in Philadelphia.  He was the co-artistic director of Fiber Philadelphia and the curatorial consultant for Outside/Inside the Box, one of the wonderful shows that were a part of that festival of fiber events in the spring of this year.

The Graver's Lane Gallery is a sparkling jewel along this busy, interesting  area of Germantown Avenue and will soon be getting larger as they expand into the space next door.  They have beautiful art of all sorts.  You can see that Bruce's keen eye is at work there.  I brought some small paintings with a summer theme to add to the collection.  Do stop in and see what's going on.  It is worth the trip.

This area of the city is a fun place to visit with lots of great contemporary stores and restaurants.  It has the feel of a small upscale resort town for some reason with lots of busy shoppers and interesting looking stores...and you can pick up a healthy dinner right accross the street at the Weaver's Way Co op !