Focsi (pronounced Fox-cee) is comprised of J. Phillip & Erika Smith, a husband and wife team with a slightly nomadic history, who like to challenge and display traditional standards of beauty and feminine strength/power with a twist in an unexpected, thoughtful, and celebratory way via fine art prints, canvas, or portraits. Empowering women with the message: You Are Beautiful Just As You Are (YABJAYA!)! We do commission pieces by request.
Collaboratively, we started Focsi (pronounced Foxy), and turned that into an art and apparel business. Our images are placed on t-shirts and other items. We participated in various art shows, gallery showings, Artomatic, as well as live art demonstrations for various events.
J. Phillip Smith has been creating art since birth, and has a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University. Mr. Smith has worked on Illustrations, apparel design, participated in various art shows, and completed a multitude of commission pieces. While Erika Parker-Smith is a spoken word artist, an avid self taught crafter, and “glitterati”, cuz everything needs some sparkle with an eye for fashion and great design.
Reception from 6pm-9m for new artists, Anna and Fosci! All events for third Friday are free and open to the public.
Happenings at Golden Belt
Welcome New Neighbors, Salutations, to Golden Belt
Salutations opens shop at Golden Belt!
LabourLove Gallery is happy to welcome new neighbor, Salutations to Golden Belt!
Come out this Third Friday from 6pm-9pm and check out their beautiful new location. Here is a little bit about the move from the Salutations blog:
We have some big news! The Salutations boutique in Chapel Hill will be relocating to Golden Belt in Durham as of January 2, 2013.
After ten years in Meadowmont Village in Chapel Hill, we are looking forward to this next chapter in the evolution of our business and to providing an even more exceptional experience for our customers.
In addition to the change in location, the boutique will have a somewhat different feel as well. In its new space, Salutations will be primarily focused on custom wedding invitations, event invitations and personalized stationery, as well as select personalized gifts. Items carried on hand will be refined to a carefully curated selection of note cards, greeting cards, gift wrap, gift books and calendars that represent the “best of the best” offered by exclusive designers.
All events for Third Friday are from 6pm-9pm and are free and open to the public.
Join the Collective
LLG is looking for new artists in February! Apply today!
Join the Collective
LabourLove is currently looking for more artists! If you are interested in becoming apart of the collective, you can find out more here. We will have spaces opening up in February, so send in your application soon!
Love is in the air!
Gearing up for Valentines Day with local jewelers and artists!
Shop LabourLove this Valentines!
Valentines Day is just around the corner and LabourLove Collective has great gift ideas for your special someone. Here are some examples of the work from our local jewelers.