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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Carol Downs

Carol Downs is one of our potters and we would like to take this moment to feature her today.
Carol is one of our favorite makers of beautiful ceramic mugs.  These hand-thrown mugs are large and fit comfortably in your hand with a big sturdy handle- Carol's signature handles.  She chooses fantastic glazes.

In this photo Carol is standing in front of her table at one of our art shows. You can see the mugs on said table. She makes other works of art but mugs are her specialty.

Pat Moore

Pat Moore is one of our teachers of classes for children at the Village Artists. We would like to promote her future art exhibit and opening.

February Event:
On Saturday, February 5th from 6-9 p.m. join Fresh Starts at Union Street Gallery for a very special evening of art, wine and live music featuring the artwork of Patricia Moore who has been in charge of all the artwork at Fresh Starts for the past 8 years.!  We want to honor her by hosting an exclusive wine tasting which my husband Dale and I will be host and be pouring all the wines. 
Our gift to you is to dine with us that day or evening and receive a complimentary pass to the gallery AND the wine tasting that evening.  Even if you just have a bite to eat at Fresh Starts that day, I'll give you a free pass.  Otherwise there is a nominal $5.00 donation for the wine tasting that will be donated to Pat Moore and Union Street Gallery.
We will also be selling glasses of wine if you like what you taste.  Pat Moore is truly a remarkable woman and has been a true pioneer on the art scene in the South Suburbs for more than 30 years!  Pat is exhibiting over 30 large scale abstract expressionist paintings in a unique exhibition titled "Dialogue".  She will be coupled with works of 14 regional Sculptors, along with music by cellist Erica Lessie. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

New art work by member Joyce Riley

I would like to take this moment and introduce myself.  I am Barbara Heine, one of the members of the Village Artists.  I have been asked to be a guest blogger for the group.  Here I am in a photo with my daughter, Becky.

I would like to use my time to talk about some new work by one of our members.

Joyce Riley is a potter and her business name is Ceramic JAR.  Joyce is what we like to call our "lead potter" because other Village Artists members look to her for guidance.  Joyce mixing the glazes for the potters and we look to her for leadership as we fire the kiln.  The potters and all the members appreciate her input.
Joyce has been trying some new techniques by fusing glass to the inside of her pottery. It makes for a lovely effect. She makes wonderful bowls, platters and small vessels for oil.

  Her work is lovely and speaks for itself! You can contact Joyce by calling the Village Artists.
You will find the number under the About Us tab.
I will be showcasing other members in future blogs.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Lovely Silk Scarves from our President, Kathy Klein

We are continuing to feature our artists: 
Our group president, Kathy Klein, makes lovely hand painted silk scarves. 
She also teaches classes at Tall Grass studio in Park Forest, IL. Nice job Kathy!

Construction on the remodel is moving along and we hope to have our Grand Opening in the new location very soon.  We will post announcements here when the date is set.

Here we have our newest member in front of her wonderful hand painted glassware. 
Welcome to the group.

Let's not forget Sally Pasquinelli's hand sewn aprons. Every year for our holiday boutique, Sally sews lovely full length aprons-  Just perfect for cooking that holiday meal.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Holiday Boutique Show

On December 3rd  and 4th, 2010 the Village Artists hosted their annual Holiday Boutique at their new location on Ridge Rd, Homewood, IL.  The event was a huge success thanks to the work of several members, especially Sharon Lorsch and Kathy Klein.
Sharon displays her beautiful jewelry and purses.
Here president Kathy Klein shows our patrons the ceramic art of fellow member Joyce Riley.

Pottery creations from artist Linda Bravo.

Watercolors and pottery by Barbara Heine.

Pottery handmade by other members on display for the Holiday show.  The village of Homewood had their Christmas tree lighting that evening and the Mayor stopped by to welcome us.