Earth Circle Studio and cafe in Bargara has reopened with local artist Jassy Watson excited to welcome customers back with a traditionally brewed coffee.
Earth Circle Studio first opened in Bargara in February, just weeks before the COVID-19 regulations came in to place, leaving Jassy no choice but to close her doors until restrictions eased.
Jassy has been teaching art in the Bundaberg Region for the past eight years.
She said there's a need to expand to a gallery that offers both a place for other artists to display their work and a place for the community to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee.
“We have a lot of talent in the region, especially women artists, so I decided to open Earth Circle Studio to give them a place to display their work,” Jassy said.
Jassy is not only passionate about art, she is obsessed with coffee and she says this drives her husband crazy.
“I love to enjoy a brew served the old-fashioned way – percolated slowly in a pot,” she said.
“On the menu here you will find a number of gourmet brews including newly added Feminino – fair trade and organic coffee grown and harvested by a women’s collective in Peru.
“There will also be gourmet brews, and I hope people will slow down, relax and enjoy the artwork while they take in the art.
“It is definitely a warm and inviting space we have created.”
Along with Jassy’s latest artwork, Earth Circle Studio also stocks a collection of other local artists and makers.
“There is art, prints, cards, gifts, jewellery, clothing and more,” Jassy said.
“Once a month (when more restrictions lift) Brews N Brushes paint nights will be back along with some other creative meet ups.”
Earth Circle Studio will be open Wednesday to Sunday.
Jassy said the first three weeks of her new venture, earlier this year, were successful and she was eager to reopen the doors.
Everyone is invited to visit the Whalley Street gallery and cafe and take in some of the talent of the Bundaberg Region.