Monday, April 16, 2012

Realms of the Forest Floor Art Opening...

We at Allegory Gallery were just over the moon to host Cynthia's art exhibition, "Realms of the Forest Floor".  The pieces were simply magical and everyone delighted in the fantastical root babies!  She really did an amazing job and I am so proud of her.  (And not just because she's my sister either, but because the show is just marvelous!)  This is the first time that she's shown the root babies.  They are so fun!
The show is composed of nineteen original works!  The whimsical small-scale pieces are inked watercolors and depict different kinds of root babies.  If you're not familiar with her root babies, they are motley crew of imaginative woodland spirits that are composed of different types of plants.  If you look closely at each of them, you'll be able to differentiate some of the botanical references, like fungi, flowers and algae.  I like to think that they take on the characteristics of the plants that they make their homes out of.

If you weren't lucky enough to make it out to the show, all is not lost!  CLICK HERE to check out all the pieces.  You'll get a look at the show and if you'd like, claim one for yourself!  They really are darling!  Cynthia's work is highly collectible and we really are fortunate to have her show with us!

To accompany the lovely artwork, Jewels Phraner of the Oven Lovin' Blog whipped up some tasty treats.  She created yummy pistachio cupcakes with pink champagne icing and mini caprese bites.
Here's a look at the entire spread!  We served up her delicious fare with a variety of wines.
She also made lemon blueberry cheesecake cookies and creamy mushroom crostinis.  All of it was downright good.

It's a shame that there isn't a link that you can click to get a sampling of the treats offered at the opening like with the artwork.  However, if you CLICK HERE, she does have some of the recipes listed.

1 comment:

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Oh, I wished I lived there. I'd attend all your openings. The food looks fabulous and Cynthia's paintings are so imaginative and fun.