July Newsletter

Friday, July 9th & July 30th @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The LabourLove Art Party hosted by Kelly Dew
Beach/Nature Theme

Kelly Dew will bring her southern accent and art skills to the easel for another fun filled art class.  We’ll supply the materials and a little wine to loosen things up.  You can bring some inspiration from the beach/nature and a creative spirit.  Make it a date night or a girls night out. Only 20 seats available for $25 including materials.  You’ll take home you own masterpiece!

No experience needed for this class.

Call Kelly @ 919-593-5663 to make your reservation!

For those of you who’ve been asking for the classes on a more frequent basis, we’re adding a second class in July.  All classes begin at 7:00 and run until 9:30

Come to all of them or just one, but you better get your reservation in early cause usually have a pretty full class.
Friday, July 9
Friday, July 30

Art Party at LabourLove

Art Party at LabourLove

Friday, July 16th @ 6:00 pm – 9 pm

LabourLove is hosting a private event for the Humanities Society associated with the Durham County Library from 5-6.  We will resume our regular third friday events shortly after 6:00pm.

Come out for Third Friday and enjoy a Mid-Summer Sale at LabourLove!  T-shirts and pillows will be 20% off! Original artwork from Kelly’s nature series will be marked down for the last time!  Come and take advantage of this one time opportunity!

We have extended the “Wild Horses” show  for another month to give everyone a chance to come and help support the NC Therapeutic Riding Center.  15% of total sales from original art work and Giclee prints go to help fund this wonderful organization!

Stampede by Kelly Dew

Stampede by Kelly Dew

“Wild Horses” by Kelly Dew

We get asked, “Is this your work?” every day by visitors to LabourLove. We thought the one year show would be a perfect time to shine the light back on co-owner/curator Kelly Dew’s personal artwork.
Kelly’s fascination with horses started at a young age when she and her cousins tried to wrangle their strong headed family horse, Tinkerbell. She now views her work much like a thoroughbred waiting to break from the gate at the start of a race. Kelly plans the paintings in her head sometimes months in advance, and then she’s off and running once the paint meets the canvas. She prefers to work quickly with a clear deadline in her sight. Paintings are usually finished in one sitting allowing her to stay in the moment with each piece. Dew says, “Horses allow me the freedom to just let go and paint without thinking or dwelling on the details. These paintings are about capturing the excitement I had as a kid trying to ride Tinkerbell at my grandfather’s house.”
The show will benefit the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center with 25% of original artwork sales on opening weekend. The NCTRC improves the lives of children through equine-assisted therapeutic programs. Kelly will exhibit a series of horse paintings based on photos taken from the NCTRC pastures in Mebane, NC. Learn more about NCTRC at http://www.nctrcriders.org/.
Picture from the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center

Limited Edition Giclee Prints available in two sizes of these two paintings:
Glamour Girl by Kelly Dew
Glamour Girl by Kelly Dew

Tinkerbell by Kelly Dew
Tinkerbell by Kelly Dew – The original of this painting is already sold.

Clayton Oxford Furniture

Durham’s own sustainable furniture manufacturer Clayton Oxford has some beautiful furniture in the gallery including natural cypress wood dining table that will make wish for family dinners at the table again. Clayton Oxford designs and builds sculptural wooden pieces mixing handcrafted quality with an earth friendly conscience as a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council. Come see some his newest creations. Visit www.Clayton Oxford.com for a look at his line.

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