Community Supported Art Pick Up Two

I mentioned that this past Saturday we attended pick up round two for Charlotte's Arts and Science Council CSA.  We have a few more pics below if you're interested.
The event was held at the Charlotte Museum of History.  The Hezekiah Alexander House is located on the property just behind the museum, and it really was a cool location for an event.  The house was built in 1774 with a really old barn just next door.  All of the food and drinks for the afternoon were set up in the barn, and a fun bluegrass band was set up just outside.
Birdsong Brewery provided the drinks for the event, and I can say I highly recommend their jalapeno pale ale!!  For snacks we had little fried green tomatoes on biscuits, fried chicken drumsticks and banana pudding.  Heath said it was the best banana pudding that she had ever tasted, and I'm just now realizing that somehow (amazingly) I forgot to try it.

We picked up our art "share" and opened our goodies.  The featured artists this month included oil painter Mark Stephenson, ceramist Terry Shipley and a glass artist.  (We got an IOU from the glass artist because she was having studio electrical problems!!)  We got a great fun vase from the ceramist, and my favorite was a tiny oil from Mark Stephenson.  He painted the pieces on old reclaimed barn wood from North Carolina farms, and painted scenes from North Carolina farmlands.  It's the perfect tiny size.  Overall, a fun afternoon for wanna be art collectors like us! :)
~Mary Keller
p.s. pictures from CSA pick up one here.


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