Congratulations Vera on a very successful opening. Around 30-40 people were in attendance and Vera sold 3 works of art on the night. The exhibition will be open until the end of June so, make sure you come down and see this wonderful collection from one of the area's best known and loved artist.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of our newest artists exhibition, Vera Reeves. Her watercolours are known around the area and show a great sense of humour and charm. The opening will be from 6pm onwards on Friday the 16th of March. Free nibbles and wine available and all are welcome.
This is a very personal story of two rings and a pendant. I have a Brother and a Sister, both younger than me. Our father passed away when I was 9, my Sister 6 and my Brother 3. My Dad always wore a signet ring that my Mum had given him for the first Xmas they were together. She kept it when he passed and for my Brothers 21st birthday, we had it refurbished, engraved and cleaned. He wore it all the time to the point that it became very worn. On our opening night, Mum brought the ring up to Brett to be fixed. Brett did a magnificent job and we gave it back to my Brother just before Xmas. During the refurbishment though, we had to make a choice, replace the onyx because it was chipped or keep it. Brett came up with a brilliant idea, replace it and make a pendant out of the old onyx. We thought this was a great idea as we could then give the pendant to my Sister. We did this last week on her return to Australia from America on a holiday. She knew nothing about it and she was a very surprised and tearful and she loved it.
The story does not end there as you could guess from the title. Just after we gave my Brother back his ring, my Aunty rang us and said that she had found Dads signet ring. What signet ring we all said, we have just given back Dads signet ring to my Brother! The one that had to be cut off his finger after his accident with the gas boiler, said our Aunty. What...??
The story being that my Dad had been lighting an old gas boiler that blew up and the original signet ring that had been given to him from Mum had to be cut off his finger by my Grandfather due to his fingers swelling up. We all didn't know that it had been kept by my Grandmother, my Mum included who had replaced the ring with the one that we gave my Brother. It was only halve a ring but, we gave it to Brett who again did a magnificent job on repairing and refurbishing it. I now have that ring, my Sister has the pendant and my Brother the second ring. All of us now have a little something from our Dad to keep and remember him by. Thank you Brett from all of us.
The weekend just past, at a local family reunion, some of Brett's work was featured. The story being that Brett made up out of 9 semi precious stones, 9 pendants for gifts for a local couples children and grandchildren. The husband who turned 70 on the weekend has found the stones in and around the Wodonga/Beechworth area and has cut and polished them himself. Each stone is unique and Brett has used all sterling silver to make the pendants. It is the hope of the couple that their children and grandchildren will keep them and in turn, pass them onto the next generation. We at Cummins Lane are very proud to be part of that story.
It has taken a little while to get the final results but, we raised nearly $200.00 for Corowa Search and Rescue and Rutherglen SES just before Christmas at the Corowa Christmas street party. This is great when you think that the minimum we asked of everyone was a donation of $2.00. Thank you to all that came as supported us.
On Friday the 1st of December, we will be hosting what we hope will be the first of many opening nights for our first feature artist, Bev Wilson. Bev is a very well known local artist who is known for her extraordinary detailed black and white pencil work. This will be a small collection of her last works that feature fantastical landscapes with animals and ladies. All are welcome for free wine and nibbles from 5pm onwards.
Mix and match your spring time carnival outfit with some of our new colourful Colombian Girl Jewellery. Colour match or colour contrast...we have something that will complete your outfit with some colour fun.