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Third Friday: Fantastic Green Things and Crystal Chemist Gifts!
Fri November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Meet two new store artists with very unique talents this Third Friday!
Michelle Kallam, owner of Fantastic Green Things, was one of those kids that was always outside exploring. She loved moss and wildflowers. It wasn’t until she was older and on a job interview that she discovered moss wall art. The business was hanging moss panels and she fell in love! As soon as she got home, she started researching and soon perfected the art of preserving moss. While her house is full of plants, she loved the idea of providing lush, green moss, preserved ferns and dried flowers that require ZERO maintenance for those that lack a green thumb or the time it takes to care for live plants. Fantastic Green Things provides residential moss wall art in a variety of sizes for all budgets. Meet Michelle and see a variety of additional pieces and sizes from what is in the store.
Bob Grinshpon is a Doctor/Artist, a jack of many trades, and pioneer in the field of evolutionary structural biochemistry. Jewelry, bowls, statues, mezuzahs and more are crafted by Bob out of pure elemental bismuth – #83 on the periodic table.
Molten bismuth solidifies in a rhombohedral crystal unit and interacts with oxygen to form the colorful bismuth trioxide layer of variable thicknesses. The UV activated resin is applied in several thin coatings with a 365 nm black light flashlight. Bob possesses the ability to enthusiastically communicate complex topics in science to the general public, but is more passionate about his creative outlets. Bob would love to share more about his unique process and will be bringing additional work to show and sell!
In addition, the Sculpture Studio with Andrew Lonon and Karen Casey Fused Glass Designs will be on full display!