Happy New Year! Back in the swing this week!

 "Peacock", by Lawrence A. Walker

 "Peacock", by Lawrence A. Walker

Hello and happy new year! On behalf of Jon and Rachael, we hope you had a lovely winter holiday season and are off to a great start in the new year. 

We are back open this week with our regular hours: Tuesday- Friday 11:00-5:30 and Saturday, 11:00-3:00. Here are a few upcoming Hazel Tree Happenings that I wanted to let you know about...

Lawrence A. Walker's show, "Crayon Batiks", is still showing and runs through Saturday, January 31. The art and decor gallery is always open when the interior design and picture framing studio is open, so you can stop in to see it before it closes during regular hours, if you've been wanting to. 
Larry's unique batik (rhyme!) process, along with his ability to create such vibrant color, is fascinating. 

The next artist's show at Hazel Tree Interiors will be opening during the evening of the February ArtWalk. The featured artists in the next show are Sandra Holata and Melinda Buchholz and we have paired them together for a show we're calling, "Paper and Glue". 
Please join us for the opening reception of this new show on Saturday, February 7, from 5-9pm! 

And lastly...you might remember when I mentioned way back in July that the Akron Art Museum asked me to guest curate an exhibition in 2015. 
I am happy to announce that it's almost time for the exhibition, "Living With Art" to open!

Please mark your calendars to help us celebrate on Thursday evening, February 5, with an opening reception of the new exhibition in the Corbin Gallery of the Akron Art Museum.
I have had such an amazing time working on this exhibition over the last year with the museum staff, and also collaborating with local furniture and lighting designers to be a part of it as well. John Strauss and Kevin Busta worked with me to furnish the gallery, top to bottom, with locally-made furniture and lighting. I designed the exhibition with their works to co-inhabit the gallery and lobby spaces along with the art works from the museum's collection that I selected. (Yep! Pretty much an interior designer's dream...)

And stay tuned to this blog! My #1 New Year work resolution is to blog again... and really tell stories like I used to... to share inside views and thoughts about all sorts of things in the world of design and community.
So, beginning this week and until the opening of the "Living with Art" exhibition on February 5, I will be sharing stories about the process for the project, along with some fun, behind-the-scenes glimpses of what I saw along the way.

Thanks for reading, and again, best wishes for a happy start to 2015!

Karen Starr