Art for Mom

Need inspiration for Mother’s Day? Check out these local galleries
Joy by LeeAnn Petropoulos ($1,850)

Instead of heading to the mall this Mother’s Day, try gift shopping at a gallery like South End’s Ciel Gallery + Studio.


For the traditionalist: For a classic Mother’s Day present with an artsy twist, Ciel offers pieces from local artists including metal art, ceramics, and mosaic jewelry.

For the gallery lover: Until May 26, you can take Mom to see the lovely garden-inspired mosaics at Ciel’s Back to the Garden exhibit, or even splurge on one of the pieces (pictured) for  a gift she’ll never forget. Unlike that poncho you bought your mom in 2004, art will never go out of style.

For the lifelong learner: Take an art class together to give Mom the gift she really craves—quality time with you. Ciel offers classes for all levels (prices vary), and gift certificates are available if you aren’t sure whether she will prefer Mosaic Basics or Millefiori Mirrors. If you don’t finish your projects in one class, head back once a week for open studio. And unlike the days of your macaroni art, Mom won’t have to clean up your mess.

Click on any image below for more art from Ciel.


Try these other local galleries for more great gift options.

Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique (128 E. Park Ave., 704-334-4616)
Sandy Snead and Duy Hunh’s South End gallery showcases their work as well as beautiful and often functional pieces by local, regional, and national artists.

FABO (2820 Selwyn Ave., No. 180, 704-900-2430)
Short for Fabulous Art Buying Opportunity, every available inch of this Myers Park coffee shop/wine bar is covered with local and regional art—all of it for sale.

RedSky (1523 Elizabeth Ave., No. 120, 704-377-6400)
There is something for everyone at RedSky, which carries paintings, prints, crafts, and sculpture from a roster of more than 400 North American artists.

Bead Me Gallery (301 E. Tremont Ave., Ste. E, 704-890-0217)
This Dilworth gallery showcases the metal and gemstone jewelry creations of Linda Minor. She also offers classes and workshops.


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