If you're in the mood to take a stroll through a rose garden, or simply reflect on the creations of a handful of artists exhibiting their work in a park-like setting, then take in - "Affaire in the Garden" - in the city of Beverly Hills this sun-splashed weekend. (May 17th - May 18th)
This morning, I strode along the well-worn path along the "flats" to the spritely-decorated exhibit area - amid a gaggle of pristine-white canvas tents - fascinated by the myriad of artistic expressions on display.
While a large percentage of the offerings fell under the category of "Craft" - as opposed to the lofty designation of "Fine Art" - there were a number of original paintings and sculptures that caught my discerning eye, none-the-less.
Just maybe, it's wholly possible to snatch up an obscure piece before the "Gods" smile on an artist - and thereafter - catapult 'em into the nether-regions of the high-brow art collector!
If you're in to chatzkas, though, this is definitely the place for you.
The "affaire" in the "park" is rife with elegant blown glass, bold colorful ceramics, one-of-a-kind delightful ornaments, two-dimensional wall-reliefs rendered with artistic flair - you name it.
Also, there is a kids' alley where the young ones in tow can paint up a storm!
When it's time to relax, hop over to the wine garden where art connoisseurs mix and mingle, and wax poetic on the state of - well - many things!
Cindy Craig artwork...a distinct naive quality!