Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Gallery Opening DEC 20

We are finally ready to open the doors to our new 2600 square foot gallery! I have been so focused on getting this done that I had to put my blog on hold for a few months. If you are in the area and can attend our grand opening party on Saturday please come. Here are the details:

New Carmel Gallery Opening Party!

 December 20, 2008


You
are
invited to a Grand Opening Party and Holiday Open House at our new
gallery building, located at 9940 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. This new
building is located on the same property as our current gallery, but
fronts onto Donner Pass Road instead of Church Street. Olof Carmel has
spent the last 2 years designing, drafting and constructing from start
to finish our new building. 


The  grand
opening event will be from 3-7 PM on December 20, and will feature wine
tasting from the Truckee River Winery and Charles Krug Winery, special offers, and door prizes. We are very
excited about offering an expanded selection of our fine art prints,
including new works not previously available. With the large 2600
square foot space, we will also have room to showcase woodwork and
sculpture by selected artisans, along with a wonderful selection of
Wabi Sabi* art & antiques, available for the first time in the
Truckee /Tahoe region.


*Wabi Sabi: See section below for an explanation.

Introducing An Exciting Collection of


Wabi - Sabi Art & Antiques

Wabi What???


Wabi - Sabi is the art of finding beauty in simple, organic objects
that gracefully wear the patina of time. It is an aesthetic that
celebrates  the simple, uncluttered, and authentic. Wabi Sabi is a
Japanese term meaning rustic simplicity, freshness, or quietness. It
can be applied to both natural and human-made objects that reflect an
understated elegance.

Wabi Sabi character is reflected in the
Carmel Gallery's new selection of antiques and artifacts originating in
the countryside and antique markets of Asia. The Gallery's new Wabi
Sabi collection features unique wooden tansu chests, bronze vases,
wood-fired pottery, ancient stone sculptures, iron tea pots &
lanterns, hand-woven baskets, hand painted shoji screens, and many more
unique treasures that can provide a perfect accent for your home. Join
us on December 20th to see our new Wabi-Sabi Collection!



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