Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Two Big Art shows this weekend

Hello Friends,  Today I'm reminding you all to come to the Sidewalk Art Show, presented by the Taubman Museum of Art.  This Sat. June 1st and Sun. June 2nd.  Held on the streets of downtown Roanoke, Va.
The market district, right off  I581.
And don't forget to ride on other to the fairly new show at the Sedalia Center in Bedford, Va.  We, the DLP, have divided so we can be at both events.  Hope to visit with you and please tell us if you read our blog.

Travel Safely

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

the Fabulous Blue Ridge Parkway

 Hello Friends,  A few photos from our short trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  We started out at the Explore Park and you will have to look at their maps 'cuz I can't remember the MM.  It's very close to Roanoke, Va.
 First stop was at the Roanoke River Overlook.  At the actual overlook, there was nothing to see except the tree foliage and the STEEP path down to the river.  I can't stand looking down over the bridge to give you some perspective so thought maybe the photo at top of the girls on the bridge would work.  It's a massive bridge and several thousand feet from the floor !!
 Here is a shot of the local wildlife at the Great Valley Overlook.  If you are quiet you can get much closer.
 Hope you can read this sign.
And a little peek around the sign to see the Buena Vista.
We are all very busy at the moment, getting paintings finished up/dry, documented and ready to hang at a couple local shows.  I will post more info soon about the Roanoke Sidewalk Art Show sponsored by the Taubman Museum.   And the Sedalia Art Center in Bedford, Va.  Both on the same weekend, which is a real crik in the neck, 'cuz I'd love to do both !

Happy Trails

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Seasons in Salem II at Salem Museum

Hey Friends,  Our show at the Salem Museum, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of SW Va. will be hung on Friday, May 31st this year.  This is our 2nd Seasons in Salem exhibit.  The reception will be on Friday June 7th from 6:30 to 8:30.  The museums hours are above.

For those of you who may be planning a trip the Va. is for Lovers website has this show listed.  This makes planning a trip much easier.  Check it out here - http://www.virginia.org.

And the specific link to Salem show is HERE .

Hoping you can make plans to visit the museum and/or visit during the reception.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Trails

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Art on the Porch

Hello Friends,  We had a grand day at Ikenberry's yesterday.  It was just a tad chilly, especially if you sat in their comfy rocking chairs too long.  What a wonderful place to sit and chat with your friends!
Above is Judy with any eye-catching display of the beautiful violin that will be up for auction with the monies supporting the Roanoke Symphony.
We have plans to do this art show at Ikenberry's a couple more times this year and plans are to support our local FFA (Future Farmers of America)  Judy is our sign maker and she does a bang up job.
We are really hoping this show catches on and people will love our art enough to support us and our efforts to support the FFA.   Our farmers need all the help we can give and our encouragement.
Ikenberry's grows a lot of beautiful flowers and vegetables and herbs.  Look at that basket above.!
Here is a shot just inside the door of one greenhouse.  There are too many beauties to list here.   We have plans to show again in July and October.  So spread the word and forward this message to all the farmers and art lovers and fruit lovers you can think of.    Have a wonderful Sunday.

Happy Trails

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sedalia Center and Roanoke Sidewalk Art Show

Hello Friends,  Two events will be here before we know it.  The Sedalia Center in Bedford, Va. will be hosting the second year of the Artisan Fair.   A couple members of the DLP will be showing there this year.  And you never know, we may all be there next year.  We are really hoping this event grows.

The Taubman Museum of Art is hosting the 55th Sidewalk Art show on the streets of the market district in downtown Roanoke, Va.  at the same time as the Sedalia Center fair.  This is a 2 day event.

We hope you can come out for both events and look us up.  We are exhibiting individually, not as a group, so look for our names (over there on the right side).

Today we will be showing and possibly painting as a group at the http://www.ikenberryorchards.com/index.php store on Rt. 220 in the Botetote area.