Sunday, August 29, 2010

Julie Vecchio, rennaissance woman

My sister Julie Vecchio owns and operates a storefront in Norwood, MA. It would be too easy to call it "just a frame shop" when it is truly an arts community outreach center. Custom Art Framing and Gallery 9 offers live art classes and demos. this is such a vital community service, especially nowadays when there seems to be less and less community outlets for arts education and involvement.

As well, this summer she has been hosting an outdoor artist craft fair on weekends, right outside the shop. What a great way to get more local artists involved and increase interest in arts and commerce on a local level. And, last but not least, Julie hosts art openings every month at the gallery/shop called  First Fridays. The first Friday of every month is reserved for this fun art opening/social from 6-8 pm. Open to all, First Fridays are a fun, free and are a great ice-breaker to sip, gaze, munch and mingle with others in the local arts community.

This week, I'm very excited to report that Julie received a great write-up in the local paper, Norwood Bulletin. I could not be more proud of my sister for all she does and this is a great testimonial to her talents and accomplishments. I'd be sorely amiss if I also did not mention her effervescent and dynamic personality. Julie is a master custom framer whose work and framing methods have been featured in national trade magazines... And, she is also a talented artist in her own right!
Are you out of breath yet??  I don't know if she ever sleeps.

I really think of Julie as "Norwood's unofficial Mayor of the Arts". I bet I'm not the only one..

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Anonymous said...

What a great post, Kathy.

I like how the article sums it all up by saying that the apple doesn't fall far from the artistic tree---especially since you're on that same tree!

nancyrosetta said...

Kathy, such a wonderfully proud gush of love to Julie. I really enjoyed reading this post.

Kathy Weller said...

kim, thanks! so glad you liked the post! i thought it was way overdue.

nanny, i am glad you liked it! stay tuned! ;)