May 5, 2017 by: Debbie Meritsky and Marc Rotman
Arts in Bloom, 5th annual Steuben County Art Trail
In our fifth year, the Arts in Bloom Art Trail continued to be a free, family-friendly event, offering art enthusiasts of all types the opportunity to check out the studios and galleries on the trail. Many of the locations offered live demonstrations throughout the weekend, and the chance to talk with the artists about their work and what inspires them.
At F.L.A.V.O.R. Studio in Hammondsport, (and behind the Black Sheep Inn and Spa), we had the studio fully stocked with new work and really enjoyed talking with everyone that stopped by about how we are inspired by all of the repurposed and recycled items that we integrate into our work. Throughout the weekend, Deb was demonstrating some of her jewelry-making techniques utilizing shells and beads, and creating sheep forms out of recycled computer parts, while Marc was putting the final touches on a 6”x6” geometric stained glass panel, and starting the glasswork for a stained glass guitar commission.
F.L.A.V.O.R. Studio is open all year and we encourage you to stop by to say hello and see what we’re working on. Could be stained glass, beaded jewelry with recycled elements, repurposed furniture or mixed media pieces. You just never know. You can also schedule a hands-on class to learn how to create something of your own!
This year, we had a visit from Joely Zerbey of Ever Green Farms during Arts in Bloom to educate all of us about the benefits of eating local organic and joining a CSA, (Community Supported Agriculture). As a longtime member of the farm, the Black Sheep Inn and Spa will be a drop point in Hammondsport for Ever Green Farm’s CSA this year, which makes it even more convenient to join. You can learn more at http://www.evergreenfarmonline.com/
Thank you to everyone who came out to see us, it’s always fun to catch-up with past Arts in Bloom trail-goers, new friends, and the old friends as well.