"Green Goat Gallery in downtown Spencer rocks."
Steve Huffman, Salisbury Post
Located in historic Spencer, North Carolina, across from the North Carolina Transportation Museum, the Green Goat Gallery is housed in the former Sands Building, built at the turn of the 20th century. Founded in 2002 by artists Cara Reische, her husband Jon Palmer, and Brent Smith, the business was purchased by Anne and Andrew Waters in 2007. Now, the Green Goat Gallery & Blue Ewe Yoga Studio, the gallery and yoga studio seek to be cultural hubs for the community and beyond by hosting artist receptions and openings, yoga workshops, and various and sundry other events that seem worthy and interesting.
The art and crafts showcased at the Green Goat range from traditional to abstract. Hand-carved wooden bowls and spoons can be found alongside elegant blown glass lamps, gourd thumbdrums, delicate hand-woven copper wire candle baskets, and recycled motherboard clocks. Many of the artists are local, most are regional, and some from far-flung places. All are chosen for their unique artistry and unparalleled excellence. And, since it is the Green Goat Gallery and the color green has become synonymous environmental consciousness, we are especially fond of artwork comprised of found and/or recycled artifacts. Likewise, the gallery also offers some green lifestyle goods such as local honey and ceramic Jalaneti pots. As one senior patron noted recently, "My, you sure have some unusual things! If I ever need anything unusual, I'll know right where to come."
Whether intended or not, she could not have paid the gallery a nicer compliment.
The style of hatha yoga taught at the Blue Ewe Yoga Studio is gentle vinyasa flow, where the asanas are linked together through rhythmic breathing and sun salutations. Anne Waters (RYT) received her training at the Asheville Yoga Center under the tutelage of Stephanie Keach, Shala Worsley, and a host of other excellent teachers.