The Violin Shoppe, located at 2112 East 7th Street, is hosting an open house and reception for a new exhibit in its art gallery, The Art of the Violin Shoppe, on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit showcases original pieces and limited-edition framed prints representing nearly a dozen Charlotte area artists. All paintings, photography, and sculpture on display will be available for purchase. Gallery coordinator and in-house artist Amelia Osborne has mounted an eclectic show to open on this evening featuring photographers and artists working in a number of media from acrylic to charcoal. Some of her own work which will be on display includes incredible, photorealistic images of stringed instruments rendered in watercolor pencil in addition to functional sculptural pieces fashioned from repurposed broken instruments from the shop.
Besides the visual art, this family-friendly event will include kids’ activities, vintage swing music from shop’s own Little Big String Band and refreshments.
The Violin Shoppe sells, rents and repairs stringed instruments like violin, cello and mandolin, and also offers lessons. This event was planned as area students return to school, in part as a thank you to all who come to The Violin Shoppe for instrument rentals and purchases as well as lessons, accessories and repairs.