Intrigued by an e-invite with a painting of a chili red crab perched on a telephone, we visited a wonderful ‘pop-up’ art show along the Jalan Besar area last weekend.
The rows of conservation houses at Petain and Sturdee road exude a quaint old world charm and are considered architectural gems in Singapore. Lush, green and quiet- which is a far cry from Little India nearby!
Stepping into one of the shophouses, there was a buzz of activities. We were greeted by large, colourful canvases that covered every wall surface.
The creative showcase comprised abstract, still life, illustration, photography, posters, sculpture, jewelry to quilt art and was a visual feast!
The Singapore Urban Sketchers had also participated at this show and many of them were seen taking their sketch pads to a quiet strip of greenery just across the shophouse for their sketching session.
We were shown around by a few artists whose works were featured and immediately felt more at home there. We had a chance to catch up with Jane Walker, the owner of Singapore Art Garrett Gallery (SAGG) who had organised this really fun event.
Jane’s a multi-talented artist, writer and illustrator whose endeavor to foster a community of local and international artists through these creative platforms – and make art accessible to everyone is truly inspiring. We are looking forward to more ‘pop-up’ shows in the future!
Nothing beats the waft of fried chicken along the corridor- just before one rings the door bell at a friend’s home – and watching those tasty battered morsels sizzle and dance in a pot of piping hot oil.
I love going over to D & A’s pad. They’ve always got the best music on, soft glowing lava lamps in the distance, and a collection of good reads, paraphenelia and appetizers to make everyone feel at home.
With A’s lip-smackin’ fried chicken, D’s divine tastin’ key lime pie, and their heady fruit punch in tow, it’s pure Southern hospitality at the equator! Sans Crisco!!
Thank y’all for taking so good care of me – and for the lovely fruit punch! …zip a dee doo dah….*hick*
Pleasant stroll along a quiet neighbourhood
Hidden gems within our Lion City
What a welcome change
Photography is definitely on our list of the many things we love in life. That’s why we’re so excited about sharing with you a slice of Carol’s life as a photographer!
A native of Pennsylvania, Carol Colby Tanenbaum found herself heading to the hustle and bustle of the big city for work. Fifty years later, this denizen of New York is still madly in love with her adoptive home and frequently explores its five buroughs to capture the ever-changing landscape.
She ventures out to find old, dilapidated buildings, subways and streets to capture the urban decay of the city which not only documents the very ‘skin’ of the area, but captures the unique beauty and fragility that can be found in every brick, rock, concrete, steel and even asphalt.
Carol also travels beyond the concrete jungle to off-the-beaten paths in Mongolia, Morocco, India, the Silk Road and beyond in her quest to photograph the very soul of nature, people and the diversity of their cultures.
For more information about Carol Colby Tanenbaum, please visit this link !
Credit: Carol Colby Tanenbaum and The Providence Gallery
It’s been a long while since I’ve last contributed to our blog. That’s because I’ve been busy with setting up our company’s website (The Providence Gallery).
It has been an awesome journey working with my sister and our friends to nurture our business to where it is now. And I am truly happy to have learnt new things about how to manage an online store and to realize that all things are possible with God’s help.
Anyway, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends, fellow artists, and everyone that we have met along our way.
I am delighted to share with you some of our work.
Please do visit The Providence Gallery’s website to view more of our and our artist’s collaboration art works. I appreciate your support and welcome feedback and comments in this blog post. Our website is www.theprovidencegallery.net
Have a fantastic day!
Bye for now.