3 Ways to Spend Your Saturday

1| Check out some art.

This Saturday we got a chance to catch up on what was going on in the a few of the art galleries in Charlotte. It felt like it had been ages since I’d been in an art gallery, so the moment we step into the first art gallery it was so exhilarating.

We started off at the Hidell Brooks Gallery… They were in the process of hanging the art for their latest installation, but were happy to let me snap a few pictures. I really like the openness of this gallery, and they are open till 3pm on Saturdays, so definitely stop by if you’re in the Charlotte area.

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This artist had done many watercolors. After she’d finished, she decided that she didn’t like them and tore them up. Then she came up with this new idea…

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…then we moved onto the Lark & Key which was just up the street…

Love how whimsy Duy Huynh's paintings are.
Love how whimsy Duy Huynh’s paintings are.
Duy Huynh
Duy Huynh
I've shared some of Kendra Baird's amazing work on my Any Given Wednesdays posts... but here's another.
I’ve shared some of Kendra Baird Runnels amazing work on my Any Given Wednesdays posts… but here’s another.
This one is already sold... but I wish we could own it.
This one is already sold… but I wish we could own it.
Looking through the prints...
Looking through the prints…
Vicki Sawyer
Vicki Sawyer

…and wrapped up at the Shain Gallery.

We wanted to go the art showing they had on Friday night, but by the end of last week we were exhausted…

Brian Hibbard
Brian Hibbard
Brian Hibbard
Brian Hibbard
Love capturing artists signatures.
Love capturing artists signatures.
View of the gallery
View of the gallery

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All the bright yellows...
All the bright yellows…
Signature on orange...
Signature on orange…

2| Check out a delicious restaurant whether it’s somewhere you’ve been before, or if you’re in the mood for something new.

We’ve been thinking a lot about Italy lately. Mostly about how we dream of going to Tuscany to take in the culture and take some cooking classes to learn how to cook the Italian way. So, it only made sense that we head over to Luciano’s┬áRistorante Italiano. Their Capellini Bolognese is absolutely epic, plus we love the chance to have the place to ourselves.

Luciano's...
Luciano’s…
Capellini Bolognese
Capellini Bolognese

3| Pick up some fresh flowers.

Why fresh flowers? Because what day isn’t made better by some fresh cut flowers? We stopped by Atherton Mill’s first…

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… and then headed over to Whole Foods.

Spray Roses
Spray Roses
We ended up buying three bouquets... White, Magenta and Yellow. Hello, Spring!
We ended up buying three bouquets… White, Magenta and Yellow. Hello, Spring!

~theavidpen

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