Serendipity Gallery has reopened after its summer vacation.  We are relaxed and ready to share some great new artwork with all of you.

Check out our new selection of of tattoo boxes from Jon and Pat Hecker along with some new robot guitar players from Lewis Tardy.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Tattoo boxes by Jon and Pat Hecker

Tattoo boxes by Jon and Pat Hecker

Guitar Bots by Michigan artist Lewis Tardy

Guitar Bots by Michigan artist Lewis Tardy

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I really can’t believe that July is almost here!  We’ve had a great summer so far, but now it is time for the gallery staff to indulge in a little rest and recreation of our own.

The gallery will be closed from July 1 thru July 18.  We will reopen on Saturday, July 19th at 11 am.

Enjoy your summer holiday and be prepared for some great new artwork and a tanned and relaxed staff when we return on July 19th!

Have a great July 4th holiday everyone.

 

Two Car Garage by Neil R. Brown; Nature by Mary Nasser

Two Car Garage by Neil R. Brown; Nature by Mary Nasser

 

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Serendipity Gallery welcomes 6 artist (including our own Rose Hagan) for a special exhibit – “Creative App Expedition – the Intersection of Art & Technology.”   Each of the artists featured below combines drawings or photographs with a variety of computer programs and techniques to create engaging and innovative images.

Please join us this Saturday, June 21st from 4 to 6 to meet these artists, hear about how they create,  and view their work.

 

Serendipity Gallery Owner Rose Hagan and Haloss

Serendipity Gallery Owner Rose Hagan and “Halos”

Gina Thierry Rubright and "Field of Daisies"

Gina Thierry Rubright and “Field of Daisies”

Parkway Central Alum Ted Stahl and "The Turmoil of Reason"

Parkway Central Alum Ted Stahl and “The Turmoil of Reason”

Randy Allen and "The Worm Hole"

Randy Allen and “The Worm Hole”

Walter Whitney and "___"

Walter Whitney and “Aimee’s Transformation”

Ted Rubright and "Cuppa Joe - Tall"

Ted Rubright and “Cuppa Joe – Tall”

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Memorial Day typically marks the end of school and the beginning of summer – unless you had a long snow filled winter!  I feel the pain of every little kid who has to go back to school next week – it’s the worst!

But the weekend is here and the Delmar Loop is kicking off summer in high style:

  • Mannequins on the Loop are installed in 9 locations along Delmar, including the gorgeous and over the top gold lady installed in front of Serendipity Gallery, courtesy of local artist Zack Smithey;
  • The Moonrise Hotel/Eclipse are continuing the Stl250 celebration with an event Saturday evening featuring 6 themed cocktail rooms;
  • The Tivoli Theatre is celebrating it’s 90th anniversary with a showing of the classic “Meet Me in St. Louis” on Sunday; and
  • Serendipity Gallery welcomes new artist Barb Rand and her spectacular jewelry pieces.

Memorial Day is also a day to remember our fallen soldiers and loved ones who aren’t with us any more.  We send our thanks and love out to the families of fallen soldiers and remember our own family members and friends who aren’t here to share the backyard barbeques with us this year.

Enjoy and be safe!

Lisa Anne

Tivoli and Moonrise - M. Usher; Mannequin - M. Alsup; Forest Park - N. Brown

Tivoli and Moonrise – M. Usher; Mannequin – M. Alsup; Forest Park – N. Brown

 

 

 

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Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all you Mom’s out there!  I’m sending love out to my 91 year old grandmother Virginia, who instilled a love of art in us by making art galleries and art projects part of our annual summer adventures.  She was always painting, doing needle work, or some other art project.  I have one of her watercolors hanging in my office.  Big Hug and Kiss Grandma!  To Mom – I miss you!

We have a lot of fun planned for this summer.  Next up is the installation of Mannequins on the Loop, which takes place next Saturday, May 17.  The event, in its 6th season, is sponsored by Figure8Designs.   Local artists and design teams will be decorating half/full body mannequins for outdoor display – following a community theme.  All the mannequins should be in place at various locations throughout the Loop by 6 pm that evening.

Serendipity Gallery is very excited to have Zack Smithey designing our mannequin, which will be installed in front of the gallery.  We look forward to sharing his art with everyone.

We are also excited to welcome some new artists to the gallery for the Spring/Summer season including Tricia Coyle, Richard Gordon, Mary Nasser, Naomi Silver and Mark Witzling.

Please join us for a beverage on Saturday, May 17 from 6 to 8:30 to celebrate the installation of Zack’s mannequin and to meet Zack and a few of our new artists.

Until then, have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

Lisa Anne

Left to Right - Richard Gordon, Tricia Coyle, Naomi Silver, Mary Nasser, Zack Smithey

Left to Right – Richard Gordon, Tricia Coyle, Naomi Silver, Mary Nasser, Zack Smithey

Mark Witzling

Mark Witzling

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Congratulations to all women owned businesses on this May 1st.

We are very happy to be one of your number and salute all of you for your hard work and commitment to doing it your way.  We also congratulate you on making your dreams come true.

We’ve been highlighting our female artists over the last few weeks – so much talent – and encourage all of you to celebrate today with a purchase from a woman owned business in your area.  Owner Rose Hagan has some amazing work in the gallery.

Glass, Jewelry and Painting by Rose Hagan

Glass, Jewelry and Painting by Rose Hagan

 

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Mother’s day falls on Sunday, May 11.  Mark this date on your calendar because it’s more than a Hallmark event – It is a big deal!

Moms do so much for us, this is the one day to do something special just for them.  NO EXCUSES!

We have teamed up with Miss M’s Candy Boutique for a really special way to celebrate Moms (including Grandmoms) this year.  You MAKE the card and we will provide the WINNING card with the present to go with it!  More details listed below.

We can’t way to see all the creative cards.  The winner will be announced May 8th!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

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This week I am reminded of just how far we’ve come in less than a year.

Last May, Rose and I were looking for the perfect location for our gallery concept (which we found in the vibrant Delmar Loop), my sister LJ was designing logos and space plans, Rose was working on art, our hubbies were keeping us calm, and I was contacting artist friends for work for the gallery opening.  We started working with Clark Whittington to secure an ArtoMat® for our location and I transitioned further away from my comfort zone – practicing law full time.

Then construction started – the real challenge – and we met even more amazing people who helped us transform our vision into this amazing space.

This week we had visits from old friends, former colleagues, family, and potential new artists.  We sold pieces of art we love, made new friends, and enjoyed watching our vision take hold.  We welcomed the Midwest Travel Writers and introduced them to our ArtoMat® as well as some of the very talented local artists.  Visitors to the area  taking MetroLink into the Loop from downtown are discovering why this is “One of the 10 Great Streets in America.”  St. Louis residents are rediscovering the Loop – strolling the streets enjoying the great weather, shopping, event venues, and great food.

We have a spring and summer full of great events planned – starting with a trunk show for U City Jeweler Bev Baker next Saturday, May 3.  We are also partnering with Miss M’s Candy Boutique for a Mothers’ Day contest (details to follow).  We are participating in the 6th Annual Mannequins on the Loop May 17 – June 8  and Zack Smithey (of Mark Twain World fame) is designing our mannequin.

We encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pintrest or check the Events page for further details as we get them posted.

Rose and I want to take a moment to thank all of you – too numerous to count – for helping us transform our germ of an idea (which started, like all good things, with a good bottle of wine and some dark chocolate) into something we love, are extremely proud of, and enjoy.  Our gallery assistants are amazing.  We’d love to give you a tour, tell you about our artists and their work, and help you find a perfect piece for yourself or someone else.

Have a great weekend!

Lisa Anne

In the beginning ...

In the beginning …

 

Ta Dah!

Ta Dah!

Artie rules!

Artie rules!

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I love spring!  My flower garden is in full bloom – tulips, jonquils, daffodils, hyacinth – and my flowering shrubs are sparkling with life.  My allergies are killing me but it doesn’t seem to matter.  Let’s face it – it was a long, long, cold winter – and we all missed the sun!

This is a weekend for family and friends, enjoying your traditions, or simply soaking up the joy that spring brings out in everyone.

Serendipity Gallery will be closed on Sunday so our gallery family can spend time with their respective families.  Neil and I will be eating chocolate bunny ears, gorging on green bean casserole (my family tradition), and brunching with friends.  Neil will certainly find an opportunity for some disc golf and I may tag along to search for Easter eggs and baby bunnies.

Serendipity Gallery is open today until 9:00 p.m.  We invite you to enjoy National Record Store Day in the Loop.  Don’t miss the bands at Vintage Vinyl or the great sales and food and drink throughout the Delmar Loop.  We have some new spring art or you can pick up a perfect hostess gift for tomorrow.

Seize the day because as Mark Twain famously said – “In Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather in 24 hours!”  Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

Enjoy!

Lisa Anne

Lunch in the Loop (Micah Usher); Easter Logo (Rachel James; Easter Basket (Neil Brown)

Lunch in the Loop (Micah Usher); Easter Logo (Rachel James; Easter Basket (Neil Brown)

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We are beyond excited to see the sun for the 3rd day in a row!!!   It was a long cold winter.  As our welcome to spring, we have a lot of new artists and art in the gallery.  If you haven’t been to the Delmar Loop in a while – make today the day to take in the shops, eat some good food, enjoy the Walk of Fame, get a drink at the Moonrise, and just enjoy a nice stroll.

We’d love to see you!  In the meantime, here is some virtual window shopping to whet your appetite:

"Rainbow Ombre Sunset" by Jackie Phillips

      “Rainbow Ombre Sunset” by Jackie Phillips

Bracelets by University City Artist Bev Baker

Bracelets by University City Artist Bev Baker

Bowls beyond Function - "Stele II"

Bowls beyond Function – “Stele II”

"Abundance" - sculpture in paper by Carol Zeman

“Abundance” – sculpture in paper by Carol Zeman

Here Comes the Sun by Rose Hagan

Here Comes the Sun by Rose Hagan

Night Visions by Naomi Silver

Night Visions by Naomi Silver

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