Saturday, November 22, 2008

What did you do Friday night?

Every Fall around this time the Baton Rouge Mid City Merchants hold their wonderful White Light Night celebration. Merchants up and down Government Street open their doors from 6pm until 10pm (or until the wine gives out and there is no more room to fit another person in the store) to showcase local artists and the new holiday gift selections that have just arrived. We were happy to have one of our favorite local artists here with us again this year. Kyle Rainey has a distinctive style that has become his trademark near and far. Some of his works are shown above. It is an unusual way to display such works - propped up on shelves, standing against display cases, and sitting on easels all around the space. This year we were fortunate to be able to have some of Kyle's works on display in the studio/workshop next door where Jon McArthur and his crew manufacture chimney mantlepieces, trumeau mirrors, and kitchen island hoods. The juxtaposition of vibrant, mixed media canvas with the gold leaf and classic lines of Jon's works was a sight to see. The contrast brought out the best of both!
Tomorrow we will post some photos of Jon's works - they are absolutely fabulous and will make everyone want to add at least one of his pieces to their homes.

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