Some Peeps took us to the disco while other peeps followed the "yellow brick road" and an adventurous, marshmallowey crew ventured to outer space - the new frontier- however, many other Peeps, well, they were just eaten. Judson Guerard Hot Glass Studio in North Carolina hosted "The First Ever 2nd Annual Toecane Peeps Show." The annual, deliciously sweet art show is the brainchild of glassblowers Judson and Sally Guerard and brought forth some of the most creative and clever artists from the area to create mini-installations featuring the iconic holiday treats. I was honored to judge the competition and perhaps a little sick - too many Peeps in my tummy! What happens when you take a group of talented, smart and socially aware artists and invite them to create art with something as ridiculous as marshmallow peeps? - A super amazing event! Enjoy the photos in the slideshow and perhaps next year you'll want to enter!
I snapped this photo leaving Penland. I never get tired of this view!
Happy Monday everyone! After a sensational weekend at the Penland School of Crafts in NC, I am back home in Atlanta and feeling a little tired. The gloomy weather isn't doing anything for my energy level either! Penland School celebrated its 29th Annual Benefit auction this past weekend with well over 400 of its loyal supporter, patrons, artists and volunteers. It is quite an impressive production and task pulling it off as fabulously as they do. [Not to date myself] but I was around for Penland's 3 & 4th Annual auctions - I was just a kid *wink. Congratulations to Penland for raising $600K+ to benefit its programming. That is truly amazing and wonderful. If you are an art lover and /or collector, the Penland School Annual Auction is a MUST!
The "signature" piece, a collaboration between artists Julia Woodman and Kenny Pieper sold for $35K!!! The sterling martini set and hand-blown glasses was absolutely exquisite. Watch the making of the signature piece in this video:
Look at this view! I borrowed the image from Penland School's IG. I'm heading that way today and I am so excited. It has been well over a decade since I have attended the Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction. The auction is truly an experience like nothing else. Starts Friday with luncheons, gallery shows, previews, cocktails, dinner followed by more art on Saturday and the auction itself under the big white tent. Best way to describe the next two days: over-the-top!
I'll Instagram throughout the weekend so make sure you're following me @fashionado!
Get to know Penland School through this feature we filmed last Fall.