Today was another beautiful autumn day and I had an invitation from Marilyn Bishop to visit Brylan's in Newtown, OH to see some of her art in the gallery. Well, nothing pleases me more than discovering new coffee joints (Brylan's Coffee Cafe) and seeing art at the same time. And today was a beautiful autumn day (did I mention that?).
So I drove over to Newtown to Main Street to visit Brylan's, a big yellow house that has some wonderful space inside. The gallery is to the right as you enter, the cafe to the left, so you can stroll the gallery without walking around people sipping their lattes or having a bagel. And Marilyn's work was well shown. All new work to me as she's been delving into abstracts along with her printmaking.
(I liked how the paintings reflected in the glass case that holds another artist's jewelry. There were 2 rooms with about 6 artists' works hanging or in cases.)
The garden out back has a lovely pond and gazebo area. Although everything is on its last legs as far as flowers, I could see where it would be a beautiful green space in the spring - and was pretty nice today since it was sunny and 75F. So here's a picture of Marilyn in the garden...
And Jerry said he was proud of me for going alone, finding the place and finding my way home. I'm taking that as a compliment because, yes, I do often get lost when travelling to areas I don't know and yes, I don't like to go out to eat or sit and drink coffee by myself. So I'm taking it as a compliment...I think.