Thursday, September 30, 2010

Petites Bouchees

Hooray for nice people! Veronica Perez, sweet treat maker extraordinaire brought us an amazing stash of her homemade French macaroons and cupcakes. What a perfect way to brighten our rainy Thursday! Thanks Veronica, you're the sweetest! (get it?)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Still Celebrating!

That's right, we're not finished partying. Don't forget to come get your free tote bag - and maybe I'll decorate a picture of you!
Here's to Phil & Lauren. The East Coast's cutest power couple!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Welcome Fall!

There's nothing like a good rainy day after a long spell of heat and drought. We welcome this rainy Monday morning with a selection of snuggly woven scarves to keep our heads dry and our spirits high. (only $14 each)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Charley Harper/Baby Crazy

Charley Harper's illustrations make learning fun and beautiful. Check out a few of the most recent additions to our baby department.

ABC and 123 board books featuring the colorful wildlife illustrations of Charley Harper. Young children can learn their ABC's and 123's through the delightful and graphic illustrations of Charley Harper. This tiny treat will surely become a household classic, and is a beautifully designed and educational book for Harper fans, both young and old.

Ages 4 to 8 years

$9.95 each

An ABC set of flash cards featuring American artist Charley Harper's delightful wildlife illustrations. These flash cards help youngsters make letter and sound associations with colorful images.

Bonus: The reverse side of these cards tile together to form two large floor puzzles!


A classic wooden peg puzzle featuring Charley Harper's timeless animal and insect illustrations from the classic 1961 book "The Golden Book of Biology." Helps youngsters develop motor skills and recognition skills by learning their animals, shapes and colors.

Ages 3 years and up

Monday, September 20, 2010

Website Update!!

Myung Urso's Quirk Represents page has been updated with brand new photos of her brand new work! Check it out online or come in the store to marvel at its beauty.


Big shout out to our wonderful friend Kendra Feather of Garnett's Cafe and Ipanema. Kendra is reppin' her Quirk birthday tote in Durham, NC this weekend. Lookin' good, girl!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Our beautiful lady friend Lauren Grant (aka Your Team) has a really, really, really follow-worthy Tumblr blog. She sometimes blogs about things we like to re-blog, like our friend Noah Scalin's Skull-a-Day project.
Noah had an installation at Quirk in conjunction with his first Skulls book, and will be hosting a book signing later this year for his upcoming release. Check out Lauren's post and Noah's blog.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Steady Sounds

We just visited with the dudes at Steady Sounds just across the street (322 W. Broad St). We're super excited about having them in the neighborhood. Good work guys, the place looks great!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ariella Perlman

Our newest jeweler, Ariella Perlman has been making jewelry for the past seven years. Her jewelry line is called Magpie Honey and includes both decoupage and beaded pieces including brooches, necklaces and holiday items. Prices range from $15 to $250.
More images to come (Ariella's beaded pieces have already been snatched up for a photo shoot!)

Hope Harris: Cousins Jamboree Benefit

Sunday, October 17th 2pm AND 4:30pm at the Gottwald Playhouse at Richmond Center Stage. (The corner of 6th and Grace st.) Hope Harris will be putting on a benefit concert to raise money for the St. James Children's center. Tickets for both shows (and Hope Harris's CD) are available at Quirk!
Both shows will be followed by a meet & greet reception.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ettamae's Cafe

Recent Obsession for Lunch: Ettamae's Cafe on 522 N. 2nd Street.
This new cafe, which opened July 5, 2010, strives to become the new favorite place for locals to go grab a cup of coffee, or enjoy Breakfast til 3 everyday, or have your lunch delivered from.

We recommend the Whole Roasted Chicken Salad, with a side of Mac and Cheese.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Susie Ganch

Susie Ganch, one of our beloved Quirk Represents Artist, just sent us some pretty spiral earrings, and circle necklaces! Pretty, well made, and perfect for everyday wear. Come by the store to check them out yourself.

Myung Urso's New Jewelry Just Arrived!

Quirk Represents Artist Myung Urso just sent us some brand, spankin' new jewelry that is BREATHTAKING!

Awesome colors, fun shapes, metal, fabric, paper mache, and wood elements compose these 20 pieces that everyone will want to wear.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Good Friends

We will be featuring some of our favorite friends from the last 5 years. First, and partially because he didn't make it into our group collage, is our pal Tyler. Tyler is a dedicated First Friday regular and we love him dearly.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Phil Barbato Baby Octopus!!

A Quirk Exclusive!!
Come in the store, or look online to see this cute and soft new friend whose custom color combination suits us perfectly!!
Phil has other great baby items in the Quirk shop, and participates in the farmer's market on First Fridays.

Bejeweled Beauty

Ribbon Cake Painting
Hair Egg with White Jewlery

Vadis, her Grandmother, and Mother at First Fridays

Freshly installed and ready to be admired, come in to check out the newest work by Vadis Turner. "Over time ancestral forms of crafts appreciate in value, maturing into heirlooms that function as cultural currency and which later, as artifacts, serve as a documentation of the artist and her origins." Turner has used the traditional ideas of what a Dowry used to be, and adapted them to the modern times. Using found jewelry, vintage clothing, ribbon, and mixed media, Turner has made her own "Dowry."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thanks for being you!

A great big thank you goes out to all of you who have helped keep this little gallery going through the good times and the not as good times. Without you we would no doubt be shining a considerable amount less brightly. You all are the greatest... here's to another 5 years!

Brian Lopez and Glide Skateboards

Glide Skateboards and Hamilton Glass have teamed up to create a series of beautiful handcrafted skateboards that utilize reclaimed materials and incorporate the gracefulness of surfing into their design. We have been lucky enough to get a wee sneak peak at the show:

If you'd like to further whet your appetite before the Grand Opening on October 1 at 212 W Broad St (7:00 PM!) you can head over to Balliceaux (203 N Lombardy St) for the Splinter Preview Show which takes place from 9/13 through 9/29.

Make sure not to miss the First Friday event as the artists will be raffling off a painting and all proceeds will go to benefit Art 180. So get out there, have some fun, win a painting, and help a good cause!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Items

There are lots of new goodies in our online shop!
(And a big big sale going on in the gallery!)

Also, be sure and swing by the gallery for September's new show openings. We have three excellent new shows opening on Thursday night that you won't want to miss.