Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Artisan Market at the Crazywood Garden

Artisan Market
Crazywood Garden
Every Last Thursday of every month
Open to the public

Did you know that on the last Thursday of every month, there is an Artisan Market held at the Crazywood garden? Until recently, neither did I. If you have never been to the Crazywood Gallery or been in the Crazywood garden, then one of these Thursdays is the perfect opportunity to check it out. You will have the chance to view and purchase local artwork, chat with artists, and meet new friends. The entrance to the garden is on 14th street across the street from the public library. 

Click HERE to see the official website for the Crazywood Gallery

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DAR Art Reception: Featuring the Works of Col. John W. Thomason

DAR Art Reception:
Featuring the Works of Col. John W. Thomason
Friday, September 23rd from 4:00pm -6:00pm
Wynne Home Art Center

This week, as a part of the Daughter of the American Revolution's Constitution Week, the Wynne Home will be having a reception that will display the paintings, sketches, and literary works of Col. John W. Thomason.

Soloist Amber Jamison and DAR members Jan Cole and Kim Davis will also be performing music from WWI, WWII, the Civil War, as well as some of Col. Thomason's favorite songs.

Lieutenant Colonel John William Thomason, Jr. was born in Huntsville, Texas is 1893 and died on March 12, 1944. Along with his extensive military career, Col. Thomason was also the author and illistrator of several books and magazine stories. 

List of Col. John W. Thomason's works of Literature:

Fix Bayonets (1926) (short stories collection)
The United States Army Second Division Northwest of Chateau Theirry in World War I (1927)
Red Pants and Other Stories (1927) (short stories collection)
Jeb Stuart (1930)
Salt Winds and Gobi Dust (1934) (short stories collection)
The Adventures of General Marbot by Himself (1935) (editor and illustrator)
A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of Tennessee by Himself (illustrator only)
Gone to Texas (1937) (novel)
Lone Star Preacher (1941) (novel)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Spotlight: FN Classy Tattoo & Body Piercing

At 335 Hwy 75 N, you'll find the classiest tattoo shop Huntsville has to offer: FN Classy. We paid a surprise visit to FN Classy a couple months ago. We loved everything about these guys: their signs, their decorations, their personalities, and their professionalism. We would also like to mention that the shop was very clean. Nothing worse than a tat shop that feels dirty.

Shana ended up getting her first tattoo ever from Jody that night. He was friendly and talked and joked around with her to make her feel super comfortable. He didn't even make fun of her tattoo choice. :P

We loved all of the awesome artwork on the walls. Jody and Jamie are excellent artists. We recommend taking a look around the shop for inspiration. FN Classy is very... well... classy, has a great atmosphere, and isn't littered with junky flash art. 
They also do body piercings, and they have a lot of nice jewelry to choose from. You can see some of it on their Facebook page (link below). Their piercing chick, Deena, was not there when we stopped by, but we have heard that she is awesome. 

If you're in the mood for a new tat or piercing, just swing by or give them a call at (936)435-9300. You can also find them on Facebook by clicking here. Tell 'em "Hey, Huntsville" sent ya!