Coffee Talk – Local art on display at the Milton Indigo Starbucks

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Coffee Talk – Local art on display at the Milton Indigo Starbucks

Timing is everything! This past Thursday night I was on my way home from my usual after work dash into the store to grab some essentials for dinner.  Leaving the grocery store, I decided to stop by the Milton Indigo Starbucks to see if they were accepting new local artists for their wall space.  My timing was excellent – the previous artist’s work (photography) had already been up for a few weeks, so the Starbucks manager said I could come by the next day and display my art work.

 

Alexandra Reid and her encaustic mosaics on display at her local Milton Starbucks.

Alexandra Reid and her encaustic mosaics on display at her local Milton Starbucks.

That night was also my monthly neighbourhood book club, so I had to quickly figure out the best arrangement for the pieces I had selected, plus figure out the wiring that was provided for display purposes.  I managed to get everything hung up with labels in just over an hour (next time, I must remember to bring a level – I had to keep stepping back to see if the artwork was straight).

Alexandra Reid's encaustic mosaics on display at the Milton Indigo Starbucks.

Alexandra Reid’s encaustic mosaics on display at the Milton Indigo Starbucks.

Alexandra Reid's encaustic mosaics on display at Milton Indigo Starbucks (small corridor).

Alexandra Reid’s encaustic mosaics on display at Milton Indigo Starbucks (small corridor).

The gallery space is cozy; you can see the artwork as you leave the Indigo bookstore and enter into the Starbucks café.  After I had finished, I had one of the patrons snap a photo of me sitting in one of the leather ‘comfy’ chairs (the chairs I always try to score if meeting for a coffee with a friend).  The Starbucks barista also gave me a free Vanilla latte to enjoy!  My encaustic mosaics will be on display for the next few weeks – drop in for a coffee and check them out!

Alexandra Reid enjoying her free Vanilla Latte at Starbucks.

Alexandra Reid enjoying her free Vanilla Latte at Starbucks.