This story was written by Karen Spaulding, Press-Register Correspondent.
Downtown's Kangal Gallery adds retail space
Published: Monday, November 21, 2011, 7:30 AM
MOBILE, Alabama — For years I have heard friends in retail and interior design talk about going to "market" in
Atlanta for buying trips.
Fairly new in town, I had never visited Atlanta, and as one of the co-op artists in the newly retailing
Kangal Gallery, I jumped at the chance to tag along with owner Susan Kangal and her merchandising
guru, Sharon Hawkins, for a chance to see what it's all about, this "market" I had heard about for years.
In short, it is a pilgrimage to three high-rise buildings in the middle of Atlanta. For three days, we joined
the swarm of name-tagged women and men streaming down Peachtree Street as if to Mecca.
11/5/2011 - Downtown Space Promotes Local Art - Kangal Gallery - November 2011 Zalea Magazine
11/5/2011 -Nov.5th - Read the Steppin Out In Mobile Magazine's
-"Kangal Gallery in the SAIL LOFT Article Celebrates First
10/4/2011 - Sharon Hawkins - Retiree indulges her creative spirit in
FOLEY, Alabama --- Sharon Hawkins and her husband, JD, made a list and checked
it twice to find the perfect retirement area. They ended up in Foley.
Sharon HawkinsGet to Know Sharon Hawkins of Foley
"After JD retired from 38 years of teaching, we spent two winters in Orange Beach. The area just kept calling us
back. We had a written list of what we were looking for in a retirement location, and this area met every
criterion," she said.
Hawkins grew up in rural central Illinois, where she attended a small country high school that had 68 in its
graduating class. Country living sparked her creative thinking to invent ways to entertain herself and lay the
foundation for her future. more...
9/4/2011 - Sense Magazine - Mobile's Art Scene Revitalizes Downtown.
Read about the Kangal Gallery in the September 2011 Sense Magazine
Karen Spaulding said her final goodbyes to her gator
sculptures, delivering them to Gautier, Mississippi to join others as they find their places around town.
Kangal Gallery's own Kaoru Oka and Yuka Miller are mentioned in this article
about Shared Expressions by Thomas Harrison. congratulations Kaoru and Yuka. More...
B'Beth Weldon has been named 2011 Polo at the Point Artist with her painting
here! This years dates are Friday, October 14th Players Party and the Match on Sunday, October 16th. Hope you
can be here!
The unveiling will be at The Lyons Share, First Friday Art Walk in September. They should have the new Polo T
Shirts available for sale that night.
Read Baldwin Register Article...
Polo at the Point Press
An image by Michael Thomas of Micdesigns has been chosen for the 2011
Daphne Jubilee Festival. This image will be used on all posters, promotional ads and T- shirts sold at the
Festival. Michael feels honored to have been chosen and hopes everyone comes to the Festival and enjoys
Daphne, the Art and Alabama. READ MORE...
23nd ANNUAL JUBILEE FESTIVAL
Jubilee Festival, September 24 & 25, 2011
Welcome to the 23rd Annual Jubilee Festival, an Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce event. The Jubilee Festival is an
Eastern Shore tradition that offers fine art, crafts, great entertainment and great food in Olde Towne
More Information Available
"Gautier Pride project creating gators is challenging for artists, yet
“Karen Spaulding submitted designs to be considered, and three were chosen by sponsors. She is now in the
process of working on her Navy Gator and " I am a Shipbuilder" Gator.
GAUTIER, Mississippi -- Three Gautier gators stood inside the garage at the Ladnier home of Marguerite and David
Pivarnik on Monday.
These creatures are the creative works of talented Gautier artists Marguerite Pivarnik and Barbara Moss.
Pivarnik and Moss are among local artists who are part of Gautier Pride's project to celebrate the
city's 25th anniversary as an incorporated municipality.
As of Monday, 42 fiberglass gators had been sponsored by business and community members. These gators will be
used to enhance the city's theme of "Nature's Playground." more...