Getaway Color Ways: Penland School of Crafts

Various types of art are always on display at the gallery. 
Photo Credit: Penland School of Crafts

March is National Craft Month, so today we're heading to one of North Carolina's most inspiring spots for artists....The Penland School of Crafts. Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the school is surrounded by quiet, rural countryside and mountains in the distance. It's the perfect place for … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: The Avett Brothers

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 “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." - Plato I'm a huge music fan. Any genre will do, as long as it's a good song! A few years ago my boss Ben introduced me to a group called The Avett Brothers  and I've been a big fan ever … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Celebrate Nat’l Quilting Day at the NC Arboretum

NC Arboretum's Quilt Garden
Photo Credit: www.romanticasheville.com

  Tomorrow, March 15th, is National Quilting Day. Established in 1991 by the National Quilting Association, it's a day to celebrate the art of quilt making and all of the folks who work hard to create those distinctive patterns and designs. Quilting, which dates all the way back to ancient … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Carolina Creativity

The Carolina Chocolate Drops - beautiful old-time music

Merlefest  is a huge "traditional +" music festival held on the grounds of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC. It was founded by Grammy® Award winning musician, Doc Watson, in honor of his son, Merle. It attracts crowds exceeding 80,000 over the course of the weekend, making it one of the … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

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It's time to get inspired! Today, January 31st, is National "Inspire Your Heart with Art" Day. The holiday was designed to celebrate the positive impact that all of the arts have on our lives. Whether you enjoy viewing paintings at a museum or taking in a concert at a local venue, art affects us all … [Read more...]

Discovering Wilkes Art Gallery

Alex Radin "Discovery" oil painting ©2013 - http://www.alexradin.com

Founded in 1962, Wilkes Art Gallery is a non-profit organization for promotion of the visual arts in our hometown of North Wilkesboro. Located in the historic building that once was the public library, and prior to that it was the town's post office. It features warm wood floors and a brick exterior … [Read more...]

Glass Wisdom on Creative Work

Inspirational quote on doing creative work by Baltimore native, and NPR personality, Ira Glass

Today's quote features some important wisdom for fostering creativity and good work, courtesy of Baltimore-native and NPR personality, Ira Glass: … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Museum Day Live!

The striking American Kestral. 
Photo Credit: J Engel

When Friday rolls around, most people are busy trying to come up with plans for the weekend. Dinner & a movie, shopping, hanging out with friends.....there are a ton of ways to spend your time,  but if you're looking to do something a little different, this is the perfect weekend to do it. … [Read more...]

NeoCon Trends 2013: Part 1

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NeoCon, the world's largest annual contract furniture show was last week in Chicago. It's always a great show for Dreamwalls Glass, and this year was no different. The energy on the show floor was very strong, and while we may have had slightly fewer people in the booth (or just more salesmen on our … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Beach Dreamin’

A breathtaking shot of Jockey's Ridge in NC, the East Coast's largest sand dune. Photo Credit: Ray Matthews

Spring fever has finally hit and our weather over the past few days has been wonderful. Sunny skies and comfortably warm temps have me daydreaming about packing up and taking a quick trip to the beach. That's the great thing about living here in NC.....a weekend trip to the beach or mountains isn't … [Read more...]