Maysville Kentucky Blog

The Maysville Kentucky Blog is your guide to the beautiful and historic small town of Maysville Kentucky, snuggled into the rolling hills along the Ohio River. Though this blog has been discontinued, you can get your Maysville Kentucky fix over at Ken Downing's Mason County Kentucky Blog @ http://masoncountyky.blogspot.com

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The EAT Gallery: A Maysville Landmark Reinvented

Like the beacon of a lighthouse, a neon sign welcomes you to a new gallery on Second Street in the heart of Maysville Kentucky that is more than just an art gallery; it's also a symbol of the revitalization efforts downtown. The orginal sign, which simply reads "EAT", has been completely restored and placed in its familiar position on the landmark building that served as a diner dating back to the 1940s.

Owners Simon and Laurie Watt hope to inspire others to reinvent Maysville's downtown historic district through the juxtaposition of the old and the new. Original sign, new heart.

From their web site:

The EAT Gallery features jewelry from four goldsmiths from around America and one from Germany. All items of jewelry are one-of-a-kind and are hand fabricated in gold and platinum with colored gemstones and pearls. There are also some wonderful natural gemstone beads in necklaces.

There is also an incredible array of hand carvings in stone. One piece which portrays a family of rhinocerouses took approximately 500 days to complete and weighs in excess of 300lbs. All around the gallery you will also find sparkling mineral specimens of Citrine and Amethyst from the mines of South America and fossils from the Atlas mountains of Morocco.

The grand opening of the gallery at 46 West Second Street will begin with a party tonight (Thursday) from 6 pm to 9 pm. Coinciding their opening artfully with the Rosemary Clooney Festival, the gallery will also be open throughout the weekend from 11 am to 6 pm.

4 Comments:

Jeremy said...

The site's been updated and now it is a work of art as well! Nice.

2:12 PM
Jeremy said...

It's a work in progress I'm told. : )

10:15 PM
Jack said...

Very interesting but boy does that website need help!

9:10 PM
anonymous said...

There is also a new gallery, thriftstore, and art boutique, specializing in vintage junk and retro kitsch, on Third Street in the old Cox Bldg. called The Grapevine.

4:26 PM

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