Friday, November 26, 2010

Gift Giving for the Holidazed...

Friday, November 26 2010: Since I was a kid, I've always tracked the official start to the holiday media blitz to the Macy's Day Parade. These days the advertising phenomenon has permeated our email inboxes, cell phones, and facebook posts that after a while it all gets pretty overwhelming.

Ironically, Scarlett and I find ourselves in the position of having to do just that - spend time promoting our new buisness. So for all of our fans and gracious clientele we've known for years, before we barrage you with our latest (and believe us we mean "most recent" - like painting as we type) works of art from our gallery, we'd like to thank you for your encouragement and positive response to what's now become the dream that Scarlett and I have shared for many years. Viva PONSHOP!

Below are some snapshots of our holiday window display. Shout Outs to Lova Revolutionary for providing us the sweet plush holiday tree as well as Luxchroma Design Studio for the LED illumination in the storefront windows. Also a big shout out to all of our contributing artists - Gracias!


PONSHOP by Night.

Check out the array of PONSHOP ceramic snowflakes and plush gift card ornaments by Clink Designs.

The heavily coveted Ecoist Handbag and Medusa Wood Block Minis

PONSHOP features unique gifts for the whole dang family.
Holiday Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10am-6pm, Fri & Sat 10am-8pm.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Icy Grape Incident Clothing at PONSHOP

Men's "Handstyle" tees (charcoal, gold, black) $22 each

We're happy to announce that we've added Icy Grape Incident Clothing to the racks at PONSHOP. Inspired by a Graffiti-influenced upbringing, Icy Grape Incident owner Tony Sementelli and his fellow artists took the leap into embarking on their own clothing line and never looked back. Below are more snapshots of what's in the shop. We're looking forward to receiving tees from their artist line soon.

Women's "Handstyle" V-Neck tees (lavender, yellow) $22 each

Children's "Grinding" tees (pink, red) $16 each

Icy Grape Incident wants to bring original street-inspired designs to clothing for the masses without mass-produced nonsense. All designs are original artwork from like-minded contributors. Become a Fan of IGI on Facebook.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Intro to Street Art: October 2010

The goal of Frank's "Intro To Street Art" piece was to create something that was positive and optimistic. Check out the images below to see his progress. Good Work!

Frank shows off his stencil after the first pass of color.

Here he is with his finished piece: One stencil used twice to create a drop shadow effect for his "Live" text.

PONSHOP offers classes in Ceramics, Mixed Media, Street Art, Architecture, and Skateboard Design for children as well as Ceramics and Drawing for adults. Our classes run throughout the winter and through spring. For a current class schedule, Click Here.

Under the Tree for Under $50 (#2)

The PONSHOP gallery has been transformed to accommodate holiday shoppers in their search for the perfect gift, and more and more items “under the tree” for under $50 are being showcased each day. The collection includes new work from Gabriel Pons, which is comprised of vinyl records stenciled with his signature artwork.

Making it final for the vinyl: 12" LP albums of stencil art ($50-$75)

Ceramic animal bowls have also hit the shelves at PONSHOP. Designed by Scarlett Suhy-Pons and influenced by her children, they are playful additions to any kitchen or household.

Personality Goes a Long Way: Animal Bowls by Scarlett Suhy-Pons ($30)

Artist Mary Kenyon, PONSHOP’s latest consignee, is featured extensively this month with her variety of quilted items in the shop, ranging from handbags and camera straps to aprons and baby bibs. Kenyon also has a number of larger quilts on display in the gallery.

Styles Upon Styles: Quilted items by Mary Kenyon ($10-$44)

Accessories for men are plentiful at the PONSHOP, like with Randi Tannenbaum’s vintage license plate belt buckle and distressed leather belt. “Designs by T” also has a number of stainless steel beaded leather bracelets in the shop, as well as Gypsy Tailor’s collection of Argentinean leather wallets with recycled silk tie interiors.

It's a Man's World: Handmade Bracelets and Accessories ($32-$50)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Adult Mixed Media Workshop: October 2010

PONSHOP's October Adult Mixed Media Class hosted four enthusiastic students willing to get their hands dirty using mixed media (paper collage and acrylic paint). Below are some photographs of their work at the end of their last session. Good Job!

Theresa's composition incorporated intricately cut collage pieces as well as hand painted text and form.

Patricia's piece was as fluid as her personality - vibrant colors and gestural paint strokes complemented her collage assembly.

Kathleen's experience in mixed media and painting is evident in her composition. She skillfully merged found image with acrylic paint.

Kassandra's piece explored the transparency of acrylic paint with the patterning of mixed media collage.

PONSHOP offers class in Ceramics, Mixed Media, Street Art, Architecture, and Skateboard Design for children and adults. Our classes run throughout the winter. For a current class schedule, Click Here.

Skate to Create: October 2010

October's "Skate to Create" class started with nothing more than blank boards and the artists' ideas. In three 1.5 -hour sessions, we took it from idea to drawing to stencil and ended up with a personalized deck ready to skate. Check out the pics below:

Selecting the perfect color scheme is always important.

The background for the boards accents the main designs.

Gussie cut stencils using his name and a self-made logo to create a personal reflection of himself in his board.

Jasper was inspired by the bomber art in World War II and succeeds in capturing an intimidating and fierce battle face. (on the deck, not Jasper...)

Daisy took her love for pandas to a new level with this 2-layer stencil.

PONSHOP offers classes in Ceramics, Mixed Media, Street Art, Architecture, and Skateboard Design for children as well as adults. Our classes run throughout the month and into the winter. For a current class schedule, Click Here.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Under the Tree for Under $50 (#1)

With so many new items arriving at the PONSHOP, we’ve been busy putting together some great gift deals for the holidays. Take any one of our Eighth Street Soaps and pair it with a Ceramic Soap Dish and WrapAgain reusable wrapping paper, only $23. The soaps come in a number of unique scents, including “STUD,” “Fluffy Pajamas,” and “Three Vices.”

Looking for apparel? Grab one of our PONSHOP Toddler T’s and a WrapAgain, just $24 for the pair.

To really get you ready for the season, check out the Ceramic Snowflake Ornaments for $12 each. These handmade ornaments, like real snowflakes, are each unique and different. Available in blue and white, these ornaments make a great addition to any tree.

Along with the ornaments, we also have Ceramic Snowflake Votives for $15 each. The candle and holder create the perfect combination of soft lighting and holiday cheer. These festive votives are sure to fit in great with any holiday decor.
Come visit us this holiday season to find that special gift for anyone on your list.
Our hours are: Tues - Sat 10am-6pm; Sun noon - 5pm

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

November 5, 2010: Stencil Kit Release Party

For November's First Friday event on November 5th, PONSHOP's "Do-It-Yourself" Stencil Kit was released to the public. Throughout the night, PONSHOP co-owner Gabriel Pons performed demonstrations where he cut stencils from the kit...
He showed the proper way to cut out stencil designs using razor blades...

...and did some spray painting on the Public Wall in the garden.

Of course, Pons got some help from past students who have taken the PONSHOP "Street Art" classes, some even brought original designs of their own.

By the end of the event, the entire board was covered. Here are some close ups:

The span of the mural wall incorporated a collaboration of designs that speaks to the diversity of Street Art. Thanks to all those that participated.

To try these designs yourself and gain a basic knowledge of stenciling, our Stencil Kit is on sale for $25. This includes six different designs for a total of ten stencils with difficulty levels ranging from beginner to intermediate. Available exclusively at PONSHOP (718 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA).