Three friends and painters based in the Northrup King building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, have banded together to open a new gallery called Tres Leches.
Local artists Mary Bacon, Alison Price and Kathleen Krishnan had the idea to join together when a big, high-profile space that formerly housed a printing company opened up on the ground floor of Northrup King last summer.
“The three ladies came up with the idea, so ‘Tres Leches’ is kind of a play on that, plus the idea that we have really delicious, delectable art. A lot of the pieces are very colorful and curvy and pretty, really,” said Bacon.
Tres Leches had its soft opening a month and a half ago, but an open house/grand opening celebration will be held in Suite 173 at the Northrup King building on Oct. 26, 6-9 p.m. Mike Welton, a artist who specializes in painting architecture, and Brittany Foster, a jewelry-maker, will also have their work featured at Tres Leches.
A bright, botanical theme seems to unify the work of Bacon, Krishnan and Price. Bacon paints large-scale flowers and leaves, Krishnam specializes in landscapes featuring wildflowers, and Price’s work is more abstract and fluid.
Tres Leches will be open Friday and Saturday 12-4 p.m., and the first Thursday of every month 5-9 p.m.