kcp-trioAll the activity at the Kay Carol and Priscila Gallery and Working Art Studio has been keeping me hopping like the proverbial Easter Bunny. So far this year (and its only just the end of March!) we’ve had the several featured artists, cleaned and painted the gallery in preparation for more, hosted musical events and a one day bead sale with Voices of the Stone.

We’ve been REALLY busy, but not too busy to do some art. I’ve been etching more metal to make into pendants and earrings, and I’ve been meeting with my bead buddies to string up new jewelry and learn new techniques. That’s in addition to making spinners and bead strands for the gallery, helping to get everything organized and running smoothly at the gallery, which is an art unto itself. Thank goodness I have lots of cohorts helping with a project that vast. Here’s a pic of me, Marcelo and Christina. Together we coordinate and facilitate what’s going on at KCP and with arts in the community. Stop by at 364 Main Street in Longmont on a Friday or Saturday and see us there, or come by the gallery during any open hours and see what is new.

We have 5 resident artists now, and I’m one of them. I have my working studio there and teach classes, as do other local artists. Here are pics of the beautiful pile of beads I purchased at the VOS trunk show and two necklaces I’ve made using some of them. I’ve been etching more brass, bronze, copper and nickle silver to make into pendants and earrings, and those are being worked into new jewelry also.

The green pendant features a bead woven bezel by Laurie Parker Swenson. She’s going to teach how to do that at KCP. Here’s a peek at her new Pursona website, which I am helping her to build. That is something we do at KCP also! Please do take a look at the gorgeous beadwork that Laurie and her partner Deborah Valdez of Howlin’ Coyote create and sell.