Artists of ancient Greece were inspired to create beautiful pieces of art by a group of goddesses known as the Muses, who fed them ideas in exchange for recognition, worship, and front-row tickets to Arachne's Weave-a-thons. Fuel artistic flames with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of art, jewelry, sculptures, and appraisals at Glass Growers Gallery.
Glass Growers Gallery covers its walls and pedestals with works by more than 100 regional artists and hosts regular art exhibits and other events. Functional pieces include pottery, jewelry, and lamps ($5+); prints ($5+) provide inquisitive onlookers with windows into worlds in which people and animals move in slower-than-slow motion. Glass Growers Gallery also creates commemorative wall reliefs, sculptures, and personalized awards to help illustrate customers' appreciation for coworkers, teammates, and fellow award enthusiasts.
Art aficionados interested in discovering the value of artwork may schedule an appraisal ($55/hour, two-hour minimum) to let founder and owner Deborah Vahanian, who is certified in fine-art appraisal by NYU, conduct an appraisal according to USPAP specifications, and determine the value of family heirlooms and shirt canvases painted by Pollock-possessed mustard bottles.
Glass Growers Gallery
Opened on December 4, 1974, Glass Growers Gallery began as a showcase for founder Deborah Vahanian’s three-dimensional works, which she fashioned from glass and silicone. These days, the gallery houses exhibits of other artists’ handmade, decorative and functional artwork, including paintings, prints, pottery, and jewelry. Besides displaying and selling work, the gallery doubles as a workspace where Deborah and her team design everything from personalized awards to wall reliefs commemorating that day your teenager woke before noon. Deborah’s services are likewise available for overseeing and advising art-show selections, installations, and maintenance.
10 E 5th St.
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