Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Professor Squirrel!

This weekend marks the grand opening of Professor Squirrel and the re-opening of the Compound Gallery at its new location. I have spent the better part of the past month making all new felt pins for the opening of the store (including the new "girl" hot dog, as the store owner called it).

I am SO excited for the opening of this store/gallery/studio for so many reasons. First being the people who are running it (Kerri and Lena) are so great. I have met with them and they are just awesome. They are so excited about the space, the art and the artists that it really makes me excited to be a part of it. I have had experiences in the past where this level of goodness just wasn't being put out and it really got me down. You should be excited about your art and the people who are showing it. This is defiantly the case with Kerri and Lena.

Also, the space is opening in Oakland which is always great. The building space itself is amazing, a very open warehouse that has been divided into a shop, working studios and a gallery space. It is just a really great use of space and a great place to have artist work and show their goods.

Interior of the new location for Compound Gallery/Professor Squirrel

Here again is all the information about the opening reception. I will be in attendance and hope to see you there!

Grand Opening, April 17th, 2010 6-9pm

1167 65th Street
Oakland, CA 94608

Email: info (at) professorsquirrel (dot) com
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12-6pm until 10pm on the First Friday of each month

© laura borchert 2010

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