Sunday Brunch—really it’s art related.

You know I love to take liberties with this blog and include foodie things under the guise of “culinary arts”. I really take few liberties though discussing the next restaurant as “art” as chef Jeff Fisher, truly is what I would consider as an artist of flavor.  I’ve actually had the chance to visit this restaurant under the leadership of numerous chef’s throughout the years, and Jeff by far has had my favorite menu.  Not only that, he is king of customer service, always ensuring his guests are enjoying their food, frequently sending out samples of tasty treats he is experimenting with or highlighting specials.

One of these days I have to manage to make my lazy self move on a Sunday to check out the Brunch.

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I am swamped…

I promise to write a lot more this summer, but for now I’m swamped getting ready for two art shows.  With the Little Italy/Murray Hill art walk coming up as well as the Clifton Arts and Musicfest I’ve got a lot of pricing and inventorying to do to get ready for them.

The upside of all this is that I have A LOT of new designs that are coming out this year, and I really like the direction the collections have gone in.  The downside is I still have a entire sketchbook of ideas and materials I wanted to incorporate into pieces before the shows.  Here’s crossing my fingers I can get everything I want done before then.

Valerie Tyler Designs Trunk Show during Little Italy Art Walk

You are invited to attend a sneak preview of Valerie Tyler Designs new Summer 2008 jewelry collection June 6-7 during the Murray Hill Art Walk in Little Italy where I will be unveiling my new collection. The focus of the 2008 collection is experimentation with metalworking techniques. Feminine shapes and delicate details are combined in this years’ jewelry, with some more playful industrial elements, allusions to nature, and an exploration of geometry and contemporary forms.

Come visit with myself and other artists who will also be exhibiting in the Courtyard behind Class Act, located at 12404 Mayfield Road throughout the weekend. In addition, all the galleries throughout Little Italy will be open for extended hours, featuring numerous artists and special events.

Spring Art Opening at Gina’s Gallery and Boutique

Wish Cleveland artist Ann Vandervelde good luck at her final show here before she moves to Seattle.  Gina’s Gallery and Boutique will be hosting an opening Sat. May 24 from 5-9 pm featuring her paintings which explore the dichotomy between nature and man.  In  addition meet other artists who will be present as their work will be featured as well including Daniel Grantham  who will be showing his Ohio themed sculpture in “A Whisper of His Nature,” and emerging artists Andy Curlowe and Katy Irving. This event will also include the debut of the “Paper Doll Collection,” fashions by Duchess von Dudik.

(from left to right:  Wooden Cherries by Dan Grantham, The Paper Doll Collection, and Williamette Valley, oil on canvas by Ann Vandervelde)

Gina’s Gallery & Boutique is located in Little Italy at 2072 Murray Hill Rd.