Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wine and Jazz and Ocean Dreams!

This weekend, Medford Township is hosting a Wine and Jazz Festival along Main Street in Medford Village. Many great musical offerings will be showcased along with samples from wineries, food, shopping and more. Creative Genius will be open from 10:30am-4pm on Sunday and will be showcasing our recently expanded gallery. Plus, there will be a table out front with coupons, a chance to sign up to win prizes including free classes and gift certificates and more...come see us!

Also included in this festival is a small showing of local art that will be located along North Main Street near Creative Genius. The art is limited (long story) but the weather is looking good and the festival should be a fun afternoon.

I wanted to take a moment to feature a few really cool pieces available for sale currently at Creative Genius. One is the beautiful necklace shown in this entry which was created by Ocean Dreams by Randie B. A truly fabulous piece, this can be worn with a t-shirt or a little black dress. And it really looks great on...

Now wouldn't you like to see it in person sparkling in the front window at Creative Genius?

I would also like to make mention of the fact that we have new work added from our best selling local jewelry artist, Michele Grady and the pieces are selling like crazy. Michele sells her work through galleries throughout the US and her jewelry is feminine and urban and just plain cool (and I am not the only one who thinks so!) There are quite a few jewelry collectors who have been turned on to Michele's work from coming in to Creative Genius over the past 4 1/2 years. Have you started YOUR Michele Grady collection?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Fused Glass Tiles! New Workshop

We just confirmed a new workshop we've added to our schedule for September 27th. I know that might seem like a long way away but it will be here before you know it. This workshop is a Fused Glass Tile workshop. Students will create a set of four fused glass tiles using various colors and techniques to do so. The instructor is great and it sounds like a fun afternoon for those interested in learning about fusing glass. I have had numerous requests for this workshop so it is exciting to finally have it on the schedule.

With all the great classes and workshops we have offered over the past 4 1/2 years as well as the fact that we continue to offer 100% american handmade items, I think we have done a decent job of sticking to our vision for what Creative Genius is all about . We've proudly expanded to continue to provide our clients with an art environment that is true to its identity and doesn't try to follow someone else's vision of what we should be. Thanks for your support!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

New Artists!

Here at Creative Genius we've been working with some great artists over the past 5 years. Yes, we've been lucky! Well, in line with our expansion, we've also been working on adding some great new artists to the fold of wonderful creators already showcasing their works here at Creative Genius.

Here's a sampling of a few of our latest additions:

Deb DeMarco-lampworking and fused glass, truly creative pendants at great affordable definitely want to check out her Goddess pendants and sea horse pendants. They are one of a kind, lampworked creations...

Iridescent Dreams-fused glass jewelry and wine bottle toppers...really unique sterling silver and fused glass rings and reversible bracelets...a new favorite for a few of our clients...

From the Heart Creations-more silverware jewelry with a different twist...accessible and fun and different from the other artists we've showcased in this genre...

There are also some new additions or new incoming work from our existing artists...The short list includes new pieces from the following artists:
Michele Grady
Liz Kinder
Morningstar Studio
Sugarboo Designs
John Ciecierski
Melissa Ciecierski
Sherry Tinsman
Trish Proto
Elaine and Bill Snell
Nancy Salamon
Kathy Hudson
and more coming soon!

New workshop just added too...Fused Glass Tile Workshop...this will be held in September...more details coming soon...