Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Exploring Folk Art - at the Left Bank Shop & Gallery

open daily from 9am-5pm 
at the McGregor-Marquette Center for the Arts
158 Main Street, McGregor, Iowa 52157

Looking for a fun way to spend your 
Friday evening? 

Enjoy refreshments and live music with Maritza as you take in the sights of this season's first special exhibit. 

"Exploring Folk Art with 
Local & Regional Artists" 
Exhibit runs May 27th- June 27th

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 27th
from 6-8pm

   After viewing the works of these talented artists, don't forget to browse the many wonderful gifts and works of art available at The Left Bank.

 You'll even find a few of my own JWebb original paintings! 


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Left Bank Shop & Gallery - Season opens this Friday!

Look forward to 
Friday the 13th! 

reopens daily from 9am-5pm 

at the McGregor-Marquette Center for the Arts
158 Main Street, McGregor, Iowa 52157
Thanks to Stephannie Fox-Dixon for these behind-the-scenes photos of volunteers helping hang artwork to
prep the gallery shop space for opening day!
Looking forward to all of the fine art and handmade items for sale at the Left Bank Shop & Gallery!

 Join the party and stop in for 
the opening night festivities!

Friday, May 13th, from 6-8pm 

ART • snacksbeverages • 
and live music by Maritza --- It's Free!


Check back for my review on the first Special Exhibit of the season coming soon!

May 27-June 27
Barbara Decker ~ Paper Collage
Nancy Schmidt ~ Rosemaling
Carol Hartman ~ American Folk Painting
Teresa Champion ~ Primitive Folk Art
Roberta Condon ~ Pine Basket Weaving 
Suzanne Aunan ~ American Folk Painting

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy May Day 2016!

Happy May Day!

Today we noticed a sweet floral surprise on our front patio: a May Day Basket! This is such a lovely springtime tradition that several people still carry on in small-town Iowa. In fact, I had never heard of nor encountered a May Day Basket until we moved to the farm. This sweet gesture is in celebration of the change of seasons, the warm weather arriving, and sharing of the flowers produced by the April showers. It has been a bit rainy the past few weeks and we are looking forward to the sunny forecast for the week to come.  

Thank you to our secret May Day deliverer! You brought us some early sunshine to the week's forecast as we eagerly await the arrival of our sweet baby girl! (39 weeks today♥)


p.s. ...Yes, Buddy is spoiled. :)