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I tend to make New Year’s resolutions every December 31 and by January 14, I’ve forgotten all about them.  Something tells me I’m not the only one guilty of this. I saw a very interesting alternative to making resolutions, so I’m hopeful this year will be different.  It was in an article in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY entitled: "Five ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 31 December 2012 | Hits: 3933
... who served from 1943 to 1951 in the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives section of the Western Allied military effort and were nicknamed the Monuments Men.  They were originally charged with protecting churches, museums and monuments, but later shifted to recovering art and artifacts.  By 1951, they had recovered or restored nearly five million ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 20 February 2014 | Hits: 9303
I mentioned in an earlier blog that Lenny and I are in the process of downsizing. In the last blog, I wrote about getting the house ready to put on the market. Five and ½ months later, our house has sold. Here’s a free tip: Your house sells much more quickly when you give it away. Keeping the house clean and in show condition for that length of ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 09 June 2014 | Hits: 7694
... discovery prompted me to do a little research on the previous owners, Charles & Anne Farrell. In addition to owning The Art Shop, Farrell was the first professional photographer for the Greensboro Daily News and captured some of the first aerial photographs in the state.. He contributed his photographs to five books printed by the University of ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 01 December 2014 | Hits: 6481
This Sunday will be Andy’s 15 year anniversary at The Art Shop! When Gallery Director Andy McAfee joined The Art Shop on July 1, 1997, his goal was to help make The Art Shop an award-winning internationally known art and framing gallery. The Art Shop was voted Top Gallery of the Year for five straight years by DÉCOR MAGAZINE, so I’d say he achieved ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Friday, 22 June 2012 | Hits: 5674
... The Art Shop was voted Top Gallery in the Nation for Retail Excellence by DÉCOR MAGAZINE five years in a row and the Greensboro Merchants Association/Greensboro Chamber of Commerce voted The Art Shop Top Retailer of the Year in 2008. And in 2003, the Chamber voted Lenny Small Business Person Of The year.   Lenny always says, "If we’re ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 01 November 2011 | Hits: 4136
... 1912 and 1948, amateur artists could win gold, silver or bronze in any of five different categories:  architecture, painting, sculpture, literature and music.  Entries had to have some sort of sporting theme and were judged by an international jury. Never heard of this?  Neither had I.  It’s probably because few artists of note ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 03 August 2012 | Hits: 4035
When Lenny and I decided to buy The Art Shop from his father, I worried what effect working together would have on our marriage.   That was twenty-five years ago. We celebrated our thirty-eighth wedding anniversary last month, so my worries were obviously unfounded. What about married artists painting together?     Married ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 10 January 2014 | Hits: 6396
“One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…” “I do not like that Sam-I-am!” “Hop. Pop. Hop on Pop.” Unless you grew up under a rock, you know I’m quoting Dr. Seuss.  I cannot hear those words without getting nostalgic.  Lenny and I could probably recite most of his books by heart twenty-five years or so after we read them to our two children.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Hits: 9051
 
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