Fruit of Summer

By Glenn Sawyer Here in the South we consider watermelon and peaches our fruits of summer. Now I’m a Southerner by choice not birth, so in other places the fruits of summer are different. As a boy growing up in … Continued

Chinese Lanterns!

Late last month, nearly a dozen artists made the 8,000-mile journey from Zigong in China’s Sichuan Province to Gaston County. They traded Southeast Asia’s humid 92-degree weather for ours, saved a day in their travels and got down to building … Continued

Rock Art Rocks!

By Ben Dungan Summer can be a polarizing season. Especially in the Carolinas. You either love the summer, or you hate it. Or you are like me – it changes by the day. I do love the long days and … Continued

Selecting Art For Your Home

By Nan Bridgeman One of the pleasures of moving into your own space is creating a home that reflects your taste, your interests. When folks come into our shop, they usually go about confidently selecting rugs, furniture and lamps, but are … Continued

A Recipe For Love

  By Ben Dungan It takes a special dog to be a pet therapy dog. But I wonder if it may take even more of a special person to be a therapy dog trainer/owner. A few weeks ago, I had the … Continued