POP-UP SHOP OPEN:
11 am to 9 pm, with Complimentary Happy Hour starting at 4 pm
10 am to 4 pm
It's coming ... and we don't mean the snow, although that will make heading out this weekend that much more fun! Because I know you bought those winter boots we covered a few weeks ago in the Happening This Weekend email.
The next pop-up shop at A Little Beacon Space is happening this weekend! It's on, Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12, conveniently timed to help anyone find the right Valentine's Day Treat for themselves or a sweetie. The shop, dubbed "A Lovely Little Pop-Up," features several of Beacon's favorite artists showcasing their new work - hot off their benches. And when we say hot, we mean it literally, because these jewelers are metalsmiths, working with heavy-duty transformation to plastic (by way of cellulose acetate), wax, gold, platinum and silver. Joining them will be a scarf designer, floral designer, and baker. Let's meet them, and check in on their behind-the-scenes progress! These artists have been hard at work for weeks to prepare for this two-day show. Take a look at their work:
Kit Burke-Smith, Jeweler
Kit is the organizer behind this event, and a well-known jeweler in the area. You have seen her jewelry in stores like Hudson Beach Glass and Reservoir and Wood. I was first exposed to her designs in Beacon's original pop-up shop, CherryBomb, years ago.
Margaux Lange, Jeweler
Margaux Lange may be best known locally for her Barbie pieces, but what you maybe haven't seen yet is her other work, which has been flying from her workbench. She is as meticulous as she is ponderous in crafting unintended details, which is why her shapes will delight you. Even the stand displaying her jewelry caught the eye of many of her followers in Instagram - several people expressed a desire to buy it!
Martha P. Humphreys, Third Muse Metal Arts
Known the most immediately for her cast water chestnuts (aka devil's heads), Martha P. Humphreys of Third Muse Metal Arts may work with tiny, high-end pieces of jewelry all day long, but one never knows where her molding and carving will take her. Looks like she's been dipping into the plastics, perhaps pulling from her guilty-pleasure inspiration of $5 surprise-bag orders of costume jewelry from eBay. How do I know about her costume jewelry obsession? Because I visited her studio last year during Beacon Open Studios. You will be amazed at her collection of tools and machines that enable her to produce these creations. She's a great teacher and loves explaining them.
Kate Amato, Viridescent Floral Design
Freshly cut flowers from Viridescent Floral Design will be available in the space - pick some up for yourself or your sweetie. You know how good a greenhouse can smell, right? Well, it's going to smell pretty fresh in this pop-up, as Kate required a lot of space to prepare big wraps of floral arrangements. I do not know which flower varieties she will be bringing, but OMG. Everything we've seen (and smelled) so far is simply. stunning.
Dana Devine O'Malley, Five Hens Baked Goods
For some, Dana of Five Hens Baked Goods is an enigma. Her tasty wares appear only at pop-up shops, most recently at Echo, sometimes at Denning's Point Distillery for their tasting and music nights, and previously at Wickham Studio's holiday pop-up experience. As with Kit, my first exposure to her was at the CherryBomb pop-up. There, I sampled her famous marshmallows and loved them - and I don't usually even like marshmallows. You can find Five Hens products more regularly now in the Chocolate Studio on the East End of town. Lucky for us, this weekend Dana will be at the bar at A Little Beacon Space, serving this deliciousness as well as some other treats during the complimentary Happy Hour that starts at 4 pm on Saturday:
Kate Aubrey, Designer & Stylist
One of Beacon's newest textile artists, Kate Aubrey, is bringing her printed scarves to the Lovely Little Pop-Up. Kate draws inspiration for her striking and playful textile art largely from her extensive travels and connection to nature; whether it’s the mesmerizing snowfalls of Canada or the flamenco dancers and music of Spain. Each design is created using multiple specialized textile design and fabric manipulation techniques. Her range of methods includes hand illustration, shibori dyeing, and painting, which is subsequently digitally scanned. Kate’s latest collection of luxurious, wearable art pieces fuses bold, modern design with a timeless aesthetic. Using high-quality 100% silk satin and chiffon, modal and cashmere, silk and cotton and 100% fine wool, each digitally printed piece is part of a limited-edition run of only 25.
So dig out of the freshly fallen snow, and come to this two-day only pop-up shop!
A Little Beacon Space
291 Main St., The Telephone Building, Beacon, NY
11 am to 9 pm, with complimentary happy hour starting at 4 pm
10 am to 4 pm