Business was slow when I stopped in to The Occasional Market today. I tried to stir things up by wheeling my sales cart out onto the sidewalk to do some drawing. There weren’t many window shoppers around, but there was a lot of activity to sketch at Katz Plaza.
On May 17th and 18th, I set up a collage-making area for gallery guests as part of the International Children’s Festival. Image by Rebecca Lessner.
Piece of Parmesan, 2014 (From a story about my Grandfather’s old grocery store).
Planet Axe-Iron, commentary on the prescription drug industry, 2014.
That Nickel, acrylic on canvas, 2014.
Visitor collage-making day. Image by Rebecca Lessner.
Over 500 came out for the opening of The Occasional Market last night! Here are some images by Pittsburgh photographer Larry Rippel.
Hand-painted sign in the front window.
Installation view, The Occasional Market.
Installation view of The Occasional Market.
Top shelf: Catfish (made from eyeglass case), Delivery, Ceramic Spaceship. Bottom: Cast Metal Spaceship, Ceramic Vessel, Assemblage Spaceship.
The Occasional Market is set to open this Friday. The gallery is very organized for now, but the show will change as I arrive for occasional performances and other activities. Forty-eight pieces are now on view, including three 4′ x 5′ collage paintings, several pencil drawings, some smaller collage pieces, a wooden cart, three puppets, and small sculptures in metal ceramic and assemblage.