Thursday, April 29, 2010

May Saturday Stroll

Come to the third monthly Saturday Stroll. Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m in Midtown Richmond (starting at the 300 block of West Broad Street to be exact).
Have fun while learning more about your local businesses. And remember your local businesses need your support!
Quirk will also be having an awesome trunk show by jeweler, Anthony Tammaro.
Come out and enjoy Restaurant specials, live music and more!

Myung Urso

Coming this May: New work by Myung Urso

Myung Urso was born in South Korea. In 1986 she received an MFA degree in fiber arts from Hongik University, Seoul, Korea and in 1995 she earned her MA degress for Museum & Gallery Management from the City University in London, England.
Currently Myung works as an art jeweler creating unique one of a kind fashion art forms. Myung was invited as one of the exhibitors of "From Minimal to Bling: Contemporary Studio Jewelry" in the society of Arts and Crafts, selected Crafts at the Castle 2007 in Boston, and from there, countless juried exhibitions as well as craft shows.

This May, Quirk will have the honor of adding Myung to the Quirk Represents collection.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Surprise Surprise!

Pam Reynolds does it again!
Have we got a treat for you... Check out the Quirk window display being installed this week by one of our faves, Melody Gulick. Melody created this beautiful Alexander McQueen inspired gown for the VMFA's grand opening celebration. More pics to come!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Pretty Pretty Pretty

We are madly in love with Tina Frey. Here are three reasons why:
1. She has a lovely dog named Zoe, who wears beautiful resin jewelry made by her mom.

2. Everything this lady does is simply classy, such as her packaging.

3. We all want to take home these pretty pretty pretty resin vases. Please come by the shop and save us from beautiful overload. These vases are certain to make your home a very happy place.

small vase $44, large vase $110, bowl $66

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day people! Get out there and enjoy this beautiful weather.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

MegganColleen Designs

We blogged about the amazing bird cage lamps by this local crafty wonder, but our friends at Urban Nest blogged about her "Breathing Books" and how cute they are before we had the chance. The books mount to your wall and "come alive at the seams" with wire mounted birds or butterflies. At only $30 each, these are one of the best splurges around.

Big thanks to Urban Nest for being so on the ball!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Joanna Gollberg

Spring Badda BLING! This new work from Joanna Gollberg is so much fun. Her signature prong style is really just the right combination of dainty and just plain rad.
Single Prong Rings: $120 each
Crystal Jet Earrings: $200

Earth Day Festival

It's almost here! This Sunday is the Richmond Earth Day Festival. Be sure and head down to Manchester for this amazing event. This festival gets better and better each year, so don't miss out!

There will be eco-friendly vendors and crafters, live music and much, much more!

Monday, April 19, 2010

New Jewels by Gerard Yosca

We have gotten some sweet new pieces from Gerard Yosca. These look great layered or alone, dressed up or down.

New York artist Gerard Yosca gives a nod Down Under with stretched coral colored beads tipped with pops of pink, layered on a long silver link chain. Also available in cream and turquoise.

35" unclasped, long bead 1.25"

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Old Pals

So we just had a visit from the Fire Marshall fairy... don't worry guys, here are the signs that are now prominently displayed all over the rear end of the building.

It was so great to see you guys... thanks for the visit, and we'll be looking forward to next time.

Thanks Arthur!

The wonderful Arthur Hash sent me this video this morning...
What a good way to start the day.

Thanks Arthur! We miss you!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Saturday Stroll Video

I love how this video looks, I can't wait for this Saturday!

Happy Birthday Ted!

Three cheers for our favorite birthday boy!
Happy 30th birthday Ted, we love you!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mark Poulin

Raised in Massachusetts, Mark Poulin headed west to live in California. He discovered the Oakland Recreational Center, where he received his art education, and began sketching. Now his simple line drawings are finding their way into his fun seasonal jewelry.

"It looks like cute is here to stay!" he says... We agree.
Mark now lives in Oakland, California and is addicted to playing Scrabble on Facebook. Yes please.

Saturday Stroll This Saturday!

Don't forget - it's that time again! This Saturday is the second Saturday Stroll from 11am - 4pm:
Ask yourself: are you ready for the second Saturday Stroll! We've got all kinds of new treats in the shop to check out. Also be sure and swing by Quirk's parking lot for the awesome crafters that will be selling all kinds of goodies!

Such Greatness

We have two shows up right now that are... well... one of our artists describes them as "soul melting." On the Shop wall we have Chicago artist Dolan Geiman.
Geiman's artworks is thick with construction. Beginning with a salvaged background surface, oftentimes a panel of wood from shipping crates or road signs, Geiman's ideas achieve form in layers through a mixture of collage, assemblage, drawing, painting, and screen-printing. A first step of painting may be followed by the application of glued papers and objects, or vice versa, resulting in a base image that may then be hand-distressed to take on a weathered or aged appearance. The final addition of a key image, either a single form such as a cowboy or bird or a montage of images, completes the work and becomes its main focal point. This flexible, mutable process results in a signature artwork which occupies a unique space between between folk, collage, and eco-art traditions.

In The vault, we have "Glamour & Intrigue," paintings, drawings and photography by Richmond's own Vilkas D'Angelo-Horvath.
Self described as "A Kinetic Learner", Vilkas D'Angelo-Horvath has been practicing art since graduating Cum Laude from VCU in 1997. Earning two BFA's in 5 years, one in Painting and one in Sculpture, D'Angelo-Horvath integrates digital and traditional media to create fantastical designs.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring Cleaning

This week was officially Spring Cleaning at Quirk. We completely rearranged our back shop area and we're feelin' pretty good about it. Come check it out for yourself. (For your safety, I have not included any pics of the junk Diversity Thrift is coming to haul away.)
And these are just making my day... Thanks Webb for bringing Maggie this beauty!

We're Goin' Sale'n

See this sidewalk? It's hav'n a sale!
Yep, that's right Saturday April 10th from 11:30 to 4pm you'll find unprecedented savings. This one day only, a chance of a lifetime. Be there.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

So Fresh and So Clean Clean

Today is an official day of Spring Cleaning as well as a shop / office Do Over. We are busy busy making a pollen free fresh and sparkly place for you to come visit. Here are a few new items you may not have seen. Because of course. . . they are so fresh.

Meggan McLeod's bird light fixtures.

Awesome Dudes by An Awesome Dude, Oura.

You should come check out our freshness.

Caught Red Handed

In this photo you see the elusive Matt Lively in a slightly unatural habitat. Normally one can find a Matt Lively painting in a 100 year old barn. However the warm weather has coaxed him out to the Quirk Parking lot for some painting action.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Picnic Perfect

(Not to mention it's the cutest darn flatware we've ever seen)


Look at how wonderfully Matt Lively's mural is coming along!


I just love the spring time in Down Town Short Pump. All the flower beds are perfectly manicured. Boxwoods trimmed , tulips blooming bright, hostas glowing in fresh color. Just Smashing!
OH WAIT! I am in Midtown. Check out those tree wells. Awesome & Delicious.