November 11, 2010

Underground Art Gallery "Art to Sea"

Recently, Patty, Tammy and I traveled south of the Twin Cities to visit our dear friend Sheila Wayne.  Sheila is co-owner with her partner Dave Peterson of the" Underground Art Gallery" in Hastings, Minnesota.
 The gallery is filled with  a delightful array of one-of-a-kind artworks, by local and national renowned artists, with a variety of styles and price range.  This established venue offers endless sculptures, pottery, raku, fine glass, oils, watercolors, acrylics, print making, jewelry, nautical and sea life related pieces.

 Sheila and Dave reside in the Hastings area and have owned their gallery since 1997.
Sheila, an artist all her life, has recently been creating clay sculpures, mosasics, and beadworks.
Dave, is a fine art photographer and creates digital illustrations of local landmarks.  Both of their works are available for sale in the gallery. The "Underground Art gallery," is unique, warm, bright and inspirational.  There is so much to view, you can browse for hours looking for your treasure.










"HOMEPORT BOUND"
After our visit to the gallery, we had the opportunity to travel down the road where Shelia introduced us to Mecca and George Manz.  A husband and wife "Artist Team" that focuses on hand made custom fused glass pieces, stained glass, mosaics, painting, bone carving and various other art forms. They specialize in blending recycled materials into a piece of art that is unique and lasting.

Although Mecca and George have seperate talents, all of their pieces are created in a "team effort". 
Their creations can be seen at the 5th Annual Hastings Artist Show and Sale at the Leduc Historic Estate in Hastings, Mn.  The show is free and open to the public, November 6-14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Both the Underground Art Gallery and The Leduc Estate are a must stop location on your fall drive this season.


You can see more of these amazing artists and their works at "Creative Chicks Cafe on-line magazine",
coming in 2011 !  - Kate

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