New gallery now open in Northrup King

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October 7, 2013 // UPDATED 10:08 am - October 8, 2013
By: Ben Johnson
"The Sun's Mirror" by Mary Bacon
Mary Bacon
Ben Johnson

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.