The Christopher Gallery, in historic Stony Brook Village, has been selling beautiful artisan work for over 30 years. They represent artists who work in various media – paint, glass, fiber, jewelry and other arts. Last week, I had an appointment to show my jewelry, in hopes of placing some pieces in this wonderful little art gallery. I was honored when they selected almost two dozen pieces. Still, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. I needed sales to earn my space in this exclusive gallery.
Today I received the happy news that two of my pieces have already sold – in less than a week! I am so thankful and the gallery is very pleased. If you are in the area, stop by the gallery and say hello. Although the shopping opportunities abound, there are also many other wonderful things to do in the Village.
Don’t forget to pass by the Post Office as the great mechanical eagle flaps its huge wings every hour, all day long. Down the road a bit is the harbor and beach, a beautiful place to take a walk. Up the road there is a huge pond, with ducks to feed and a historic Grist Mill to tour.
Continue up this road, a half mile or so, for The Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages. I recall wandering through an extraordinary Norman Rockwell exhibit, several years back. The exhibits tend to be outstanding and I have yet to be disappointed by any.
If you are local, take a ride to Stony Brook Village on the next sunny day you have free – you won’t regret it!