There is just something about a small town business. Is it the folks who run them? The quality assurance of their products? Or that the money you spend there supports their dreams and families? I believe it's all three. With my husband being a cattleman, I see it firsthand in our lives and have no doubt in its importance. I purchase two major things constantly- coffee and art supplies. My coffee comes from Cafe Latte where Rochelle meets me with a smile and "my usual". Where Marsha pulls me out a chair at the "morning drinker's table" and asks about my latest artwork. My ceramics supplies has always, and will always, come from Bracker's Good Earth Clays. They are nothing short of incredible to work with, always extremely helpful with equipment and supplies, and their workshops are top notch. Bracker's is the epitome of a successful family owned business. (Dave and Cindy are the bees knees!) Dave was actually in my classroom today inspecting my new kiln! (Not often I get a picture of the board with the real person!)😊 Today was Family Owned Friday, what is a local family owned business that you support?
"And someone is calling my name From the back of the restaurant And someone is playing a game In the house that I grew up in And someone will drive her around Down the same streets that I did On the same streets that I did Smile like you mean it"
Walking/waddling through Soho with my homegirl Ana and came across a John Ahearn exhibit! I've taught students about his work dating from 1980's Bronx and some of the beauty and controversy around his cast sculptures of everyday people. Ana and I were discussing the beauty of the painterly way color is applied to the pieces making them slightly more expressive than just a simple casting of a person and hyperrealist paint. #johnahearn#rigobertotorres#soho#nyc#bestcity#art#longweekend#sculpture#bronx#paint#artteacher