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Friday, May 20, 2011

Welcome New Member -Fran Hollander

I would like to welcome a new member to the Village Artists.   Her name is Fran Hollander and she is a painter, I asked her for a short bio.

 I have been drawing and painting since I was a child in Brooklyn, N.Y. I studied life drawing for several years  in Phoenix, Arizona, and continue to draw from a live model as often as possible. Although I am somewhat self-taught, I have taken classes and workshops in watercolor painting, oil painting, and design. I love drawing and painting people and animals, and so have primarily focused on portraits of both in oil, and occasionally in watercolor. I do paint still life and landscapes, usually incorporating figures into the latter.

My website is    http://hollanderarts.com   

Fran we look forward to meeting you and working with you.  We will be  happy to share our studio space and gallery with you!  WELCOME.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Members working on new art

Wednesdays are busy days at the studio, painters and potters use this day to work on art and share their latest information.  The Village Artists are a group of artists and a non-profit working art studio/ gallery.  We share the space and have comradeship with fellow artists.
Carol Downs, a potter, was working on an interesting piece today.   A custom order incense burner, one cannot wait to see the final product!

Here Carol displays one of her beautiful bowls.  This glaze has flecks of green and gold. Lovely.

Joyce Riley is always working on a new project.  Look for Joyce at local Farmers Markets this summer.
Here is one of her lovely platters.

Wednesdays are good days to work on new art as well as sharing lunch with friends!
Come and join the fun.  We are accepting new members.  Please contact us by calling the gallery and visiting our website at


Our gallery is open to the public the first Saturday of every month.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Mayor Came to the Grand Opening!

We had a great turn out for our Grand Opening event and the Mayor of Homewood came to support us!

Here we have a photo of member Sharon Lorch and Mayor Richard Hofeld.

Member Barb Heine stands in front of her watercolor painting.
Member Richard Brennan displays his newest stained glass creation.

Member Sallie Pasquinelli did a great job hanging our gallery.  She stands before her beautiful jacket, a piece made from hand-sewn paper!