My name is Beate and I am an artist and avid frame fanatic, and a strong follower of a Paleo and healthy toxin free lifestyle.
Born and raised in Germany, I studied Printmaking in College and the mechanics of creating frames went hand in hand with the process of creating prints and plates.
In the early 90's, I started framing at one of C'Ville's oldest frame shops and moved on to manage another fabulous venue for 15 years. Then I got an itch and opened my own venue, La Linea Bella in the more artistic section of Charlottesville. Surrounded my metal crafters, jewelers, painters, musicians and other creators my business flourished - but my heart was never truly rooted in Charlottesville. So my partner and I set out on a journey to find a new home in 2015.
Here we are in 2018, and we've landed (very close to C'Ville) in gorgeous historic Gordonsville, VA, the brain child of a French patron who has made it her goal to preserve this gem of a little village. Nestled amongst vineyards and conveniently located between Richmond, Washington D.C. and Charlottesville, this adorable little town's facades hold the charm of an ancient European village and travelers from all over comment on the quaint tranquility of it all. There is not a person who walks around without a smile on their face here!
We feel so blessed to have found a home here and to now be able to share with you our new venue CAVALLO, named after a gorgeous life size wooden horse that trotted into our lives just about when we arrived.
Cavallo will consist of three sections:
- a clean artisanal boutique in the front (my green heart) -
- the design section in the center (my design heart) -
and the new open workshop and atelier in the rear (my artistic heart).
While there is still a lot to do to complete our new (open) workshop,
I look forward to sharing CAVALLO with you for a preview on
January 6th, 2018
from 3:30 - 6 p.m.
117 S. Main Street
Gordonsville, VA 22942
540 832 3701
We will open for regular hours in mid January!
I really look forward to catching up with you (or meeting you!) then ~
thanks for stopping by!
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