Last week I had the great pleasure of attending the first opening of Melissa Hefferlin/Daud Akhriev Gallery in Chattanooga. Their magnificent art compound was designed by Craig Kronenberg, www.hkarchitects.net, Melissa and Daud's brother-in-law. It consists of a elegant and solid proportional gallery street-side with monumental doors; a magnificent art studio with glass ceilings tilted for northern exposure; and steel, glass, and wood living quarters across from a court-yard.
Melissa and Daud are full-time working artists, here is a few of the 70 plus pieces that were at the opening:
Timur Akhriev, Daud's 20-year old son:
Before the exhibition in Chattanooga I went to visit a dear friend and drew studies for Venus.
And I have been busy since their exhibition:
Coffe Pot Bayou
Coffe Pot Bayou 2
Unfinished, Studio Windows
Kimberly in Shadow
Picnic Island Light
Toucan Table, Unfinished
Got a model coming right now! back to the drawing board. That is it for now.