In our village we have a very active village beautification committee which is run by the inimitable Sally Baker. Sally is the powerhouse behind the re-energizing of our village and has found grants to help restore home and business fronts along our Main Street as well as give us two years of a wonderful local farmer’s market. The website for her group is www.pbinc.org and is worth looking at if you want to know more about her work.
One of PB Inc.’s projects was the rehabbing of an old barbershop into a village resource center and pocket park.
One of the things that PB Inc. does is highlight what local residents do in the community and starting today, PB Inc. is highlighting Chip and Hawk Studio.
The building is open from 10-8 Wednesdays through Sundays and Chip will be there right up until Christmas Eve. As a local artisan, to be given a shop space during the busiest retail period of the year is a real gift, and we can’t thank Sally and PB Inc. enough for choosing to put the spotlight on Hawk Studio this month.
Chip left early this morning to set up the space. The boys and I took a walk over there later in the day to bring him some lunch and took some pictures to show you. I think the space is looking good.
He moved his workbench in there so he can demonstrate what he does for folks that stop by. 10-12 people had already stopped in this morning before we got there.
He has some bags he is working on now.
He also took some time to show the boys how to braid a mystery braid.
I took care not to photograph the mystery move so I would not give it away. 🙂
So that is what is happening with Hawk Studio. More of his tables and wood pieces will move in over the weekend. Plus he will be working on building new pieces while he is there so I may have more to show you next week. It will be interesting to see the response he gets from our village.
On Wednesday there is going to be a big reception for Chip and his exhibition, complete with a buffet dinner at our local high end restaurant. Look for pics on that next Thursday. Got to run – need to pass out more informational cards at some local shops. Go Hawk Studio!!