Live on Periscope: Gallery 246 ribbon cutting

Bruce I had a grand time this afternoon looking at beautiful art and chatting with the folks in our hometown as we got ready to cut the ribbon on a new art gallery in downtown Batesville, Ark.

To make things official, we had representatives from the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (of course) and Mayor Rick Elumbaugh on hand.

I’m not a real artist, but I got to practice the “social media art” (I just made that up) of Periscoping during this fun event. It was only my third time to broadcast live with Periscope (a Twitter app), and I have to say I think I’m getting better at it. I held the camera steadier and maybe didn’t ramble quite as much as I did the first two times. (At least until the end, when we were gathered outside to wait for the official photo to be taken. Then I rambled.)

Here’s the video (14 minutes long), followed by some photos I took with my phone. (Note: Periscope doesn’t have a landscape mode, so this is shot in portrait mode. Maybe they’ll read Michael Hyatt’s recent post and get with the program!)

Sorry I didn’t get a shot of the storefront, but I’ll try to do that soon. At first I didn’t realize it was the store that used to belong to my dad’s cousin, Charles Insell (who passed away two years ago this month). It was The She Shop for several years, then Charlie’s Angels (a children’s store), then another retail store, and now an art gallery. Here’s a pic of the interior at the front of the space:

Gallery 246 interiorSome funky, fuzzy snakes that I just liked because they’re whimsical:

fuzzy snake artAnd a closeup:

funky fuzzy snakes closeupA girl who took advantage of the face painting (you’ll see her in the video getting the butterfly painted on). Her brother horned in on the first photo, but then she insisted he get out of the shot so I could photograph her alone. 🙂 Oh, brother!

girl with butterfly face paintThe face painting was courtesy of the multitalented Deborah Davidson, who also painted these:

Colorful paintings Deborah Davidson

I wish I could show you more photos, but I was so busy with the Periscope broadcast that I didn’t take as many still photos as usual. You will just have to drop by the gallery and see all the beautiful art for yourself.

And, hey, if you need some nice pieces for your home or office, I betcha they can help you out.

Gallery 246
243 E. Main St.
Batesville, AR 72501
(870) 668-3631

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2 thoughts on “Live on Periscope: Gallery 246 ribbon cutting

  • Monday, August 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm
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    Wow! Thank you Suzy, this is wonderful. We are still enjoying everything from that day and you got to see all the wonderful things Bruce has done to Make the gallery possible.

  • Monday, August 24, 2015 at 8:26 pm
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    It was so much fun — I’m glad you enjoyed the video. After I published the blog post I realized I should have taken a quote from the video of something you said and use it in the post. If I have time this week, I’ll do that. (I’m on a deadline right now so can’t promise anything until next week.) 🙂

    Bruce was happy to help, and we’re both happy Batesville and Main Street supporters. Glad to be of service!

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