When the Boston weather is as beautiful as it is right now, there's nothing I enjoy more than taking a stroll in my neighborhood of Jamaica Plain to check out our eclectic mix of local shops. In addition to this unbeatable weather, my shop walking is made that much better now that I can stop into a new, well put together art gallery on South Street called Aviary.
Aviary opened its doors in early spring of this year, and for how young the art gallery is, the space is surprisingly well laid out. Lindsay Metivier, Aviary's founder, has a made the medium-sized space feel open and uncluttered, while offering a rich selection of local art, photography, jewelry, books and crafts.
When I stopped by the gallery in late May the featured artists included the embroidered art of Danielle Spurges and paintings by Kristin Texeira. The June show features the photography of Caitlin Deunnebier and Anastasia Cazabon.
Aviary's non-rotating product includes a small batch of very well curated art books that rest on an incredible local-made table, some very unique Seed to Stem terrariums that would look great in anyone's home, and an absolutely charming pile of prints by the owner herself. Metivier is a great photographer, and her affordably priced prints alone make the visit to the gallery worth your time.
If you're in the Boston area, I suggest you come by and check out Jamaica Plain's new art gallery. Even if the weather isn't as agreeable as it is now, a walk inside Aviary will most surely enlighten your day.