Sunday, November 10, 2013 Free Giveaway!!

and the winner is… Jill Conway.  Congratulations Jill!

I’ll be doing a drawing Sunday, November 10, 2013 for a FREE PAIR OF EARRINGS for one lucky winner!  Enter between now (as many times as you like) and midnight Saturday, November 9, 2013 for a chance at winning this pair of beautiful turquoise and brass earrings.  Retail value $66.00!!  Just fill in the CONTACT information on this page for your chance to win!  (Shipping is free)

These beads are ethically sourced and hand made in Nepal by the economically deprived tribal groups from the Himalayas including Tibetan refugees living in Nepal. I support the Dalia Lama, Buddhism, and the Free Tibet campaign. A friend of mine imports these beads, and she is directly involved not only with the craftspeople but also with many charitable projects in Nepal including building the first and only library in the remote Rasuwa district. Your purchase sets up a positive chain of causation directly affecting Tibetan refugees as well as the wider Himalayan region.IMG_2150

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Fundraising Auction Charleston Tibetan Society Saturday, November 9, 2013

Geshe Topgyal

Geshe Dakpa Topgyal

Charleston Tibetan Society

12 Parkwood Avenue (near the Citadel Stadium)

$10 donation, 12 & under are FREE!

Join us the evening of Saturday, November 9, 2013, 6-9pm, for a fun-filled evening to raise monies for The Charleston Tibetan Society, which will use it to support Geshe Dakpa Topgya, resident teacher and spiritual advisor, in continuing to provide Buddhist teachings in the greater Charleston community, as well as other projects sponsored by the Society.  There will be a silent and live auction with many wonderful items to bid on, including jewelry, scarves, quilts, yoga, furniture, dinners, tours and vacation accommodations.  Sermet will be serving the delicious Mediterranean food from his restaurant, Sermet’s Courtyard, that he does every year, and there will surely be music and other entertainment, and there will be a fire pit out back.

I have donated the following items for the silent auction:

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Striped agate, turquoise & brass. Large Tibetan prayer wheel. Strung on nylon thread. Value: $240

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Flourite, moonstone, amythest. Strung on nylon coated steel wire. Value: $140

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Sandalwood, riverstone, bodhi seed. Strung on elastic for easy wearing on wrist or around neck. Value: $108

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Small Tibetan prayer wheel strung on African beads. Value: $80

Trunk Show at Utopia Boutique Friday, November 1, 2013 5:30-8pm

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STOP BY AND ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A FREE PAIR OF EARRINGS!

Come join us at Utopia Boutique,  for my holiday trunk show – introducing a NEW collection in the Himalayan Line.  Long and short necklaces, earrings and more.  Charleston’s Art Walk happens at the same time!  Stop by and visit , have a glass of wine, and get your Holiday Shopping List all wrapped up!

These beads are ethically sourced and hand made in Nepal by the economically deprived tribal groups from the Himalayas including Tibetan refugees living in Nepal. I support the Dalia Lama, Buddhism, and the Free Tibet campaign. A friend of mine imports these beads, and she is directly involved not only with the craftspeople but also with many charitable projects in Nepal including building the first and only library in the remote Rasuwa district. Your purchase sets up a positive chain of causation directly affecting Tibetan refugees as well as the wider Himalayan region.

Utopia Boutique  27 Broad Street, (between Church & State), downtown Charleston

(painting by Beki)

Saturday, November 9, 2013 – Columbia Museum of Art – Artisans Fair

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Himalayan Collection

Himalayan Collection

 

I’m just thrilled to be accepted into this juried show!

Kicking off the holiday season in style, the Columbia Museum of Art Museum Shop hosts its annual Holiday Artisans Fair and Sale with a dazzling array of handmade jewelry, ceramics, textiles, pine needle baskets, scarves, gourd birdhouses, ornaments and more in a wide range of styles, designs and pricing.

Museum members receive an additional five percent off their regular Museum Shop discounts during the event and all purchases support the exhibitions and education programs at the Columbia Museum of Art. Memberships can be purchased here.

For more information, call the Museum Shop at 803.343.2159.

Onex100: Creating within Constraints Exhibit

SUBMISSION ACCEPTED IN:

Columbia Museum of Art.  151 MAIN STREET, COLUMBIA, SC  29202

Onex100:  Creating Within Constraints Exhibit.

June 7 – September 8, 2013

“This is not a typical community gallery exhibition. The pieces in ONEx100 all fit within a 1x1x1 foot space and demonstrate enthusiasm for contemporary, minimalist or conceptual art practices. Artists were encouraged to find freedom within limitations and create within constraints.

“Why one foot?
Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, internationally recognized collectors of contemporary art built a collection of over 4,500 objects spanning all media and covering the most innovative art movements of the late 20th century. Though building this collection has been the singular passion in their lives, their original intentions was not to “build a collection” but rather to find works that they wanted to live with.

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“Devoting Herb’s salary as a postal clerk to purchase art, and living on Dorothy’s paycheck as a librarian, they collected mostly minimalist and conceptual artworks guided rules: the piece had to be affordable, it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment, had to fit on city transportation, and be small enough for them to carry.

“Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries. Now on the anniversary of the gift of 594 works of art received by the CMA from the Vogel Collection, we ask you, the community to contribute to this crowdsourced display honoring the life work of Herb and Dorothy.”