The Pie Extremist Group and 111 Minna Gallery invite you to join us for a unique celebration of St. Valentine’s Day at the Second Annual St. Valentine Sweetie Pie and Art Fest! Bring Pie – Eat Pie! Unique Gifts!
Did you know there was a ‘Pie Extremist Group’? You know what they do- they eat pie. They love pie. Pie is love! Join the Pie Extremist Group and share your pie baking/buying/eating skills with others! Attendees are welcome to bring pie or other things to eat.http://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php
This event is free and open to the public 21 and older.
A variety of artists and craft people will show their works including:
Babushka Designs http://babushkadesigns.etsy.com
Beebalalou aka Jen Rowan http://www.beebalalou.etsy.com
Carrie Galbraith Handmade Books
Dawn Stott- Virtual Genius Design http://www.virtualgeniusdesign.etsy.com
Erin Crociani- Paintings http://www.puffywoodson.com
Gabriella Designs, by Maryann Gabriella Peper http://www.etsy.com/shop/GabriellaDesign
Jen Oaks Illustration http://www.jenoaks.com
Joe Kowalczyk- Ceramic Skulls http://www.joko.us
Nidhi Chanani - Illustration & Design http://e-nidhi.com
Sebastian Hyde http://www.lightningcoyote.com
Velvet Otterhound http://www.velvetotterhound.com
Winston Smith http://winstonsmith.com/
Photos of artist's work: http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php
St. Valentine (actually, there were two Valentine’s, martyred around the same time) was a priest and a physician in Rome , who was martyred around the year of 269, during the reign of Claudius Gothicus. According to legend, when Valentine was in prison, he sent notes of love and encouragement, and possibly pies, to the people of his community, who lived in fear of persecution. He was beaten with clubs and stoned, and, when that didn't finish him off, he was beheaded outside the Flaminian Gate. Later, in the Middle Ages, people believed that birds began choosing their mates on this day, for the springtime. So Valentine’s Day came to be thought of as the perfect day for sending tokens of love and for choosing a special sweetie pie.