Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holiday 2012

As we head into this holiday season, the Anchor No.5 artists have been working feverishly on each of their specialties, Petra is preparing another one of her infamously creative window displays, and the dates are set for many River Street festivities.  If you've been into the boutique in the past, you understand the unique and relaxed shopping experience Anchor No. 5 provides with its carefully curated selection.  A gift from a local artist has the inherent beauty and distinction that only comes from hand-made items. 

Anchor No.5 is now carrying wok by local photographer William Gill.  His night railroad photography is awe inspiring in complexity and content.  Another new comer to the Anchor No.5 crew is Eric Rose, who describes each of his pieces as a "labor of love."  A hand crafted Rose Wood utensil or cutting board would be a wonderful gift that would be used for years.

Anchor No. 5 will be open EVERY DAY until Christmas!  River Street will be buzzing on Black Friday, Buy Local Saturday, and for the Victorian Stroll on Sunday, December 2.  Join us for an enjoyable shopping experience, and a wonderful holiday season.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Allison Clarke

Allison Clarke creates delicate compositions of entangled images, inspired by nature and her own imagination.  Allison's obsession with paper cutting has grown into a collection which includes her unique framed paper cuttings, paper cut letters, handmade cards, and baby wall art.  Each piece is hand cut and one of a kind.

Allison describes her artwork as intricate and soft.  She goes on to explain, "My art is influenced by the raw beauty all around us.  I use emotions, feelings, and actions I see or feel as an inspiration for my work.  I also find the quietness in nature and myself, and draw out the elements of life that go unnoticed."

Allison Clarke's unique framed paper cuttings, paper cut letters, handmade cards, and baby wall art are all available at Anchor No. 5 Boutique, and custom orders are available upon request.