Art Shows

Check here for information and photos about art shows, art walks, and other art events in the region.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Two shows wrapping up this weekend

If you haven't had a chance yet, be sure to hit these two shows before they end up on Saturday, the 31st:

--Joan Skiver-Levy at the Civic Center in Carbondale

--Dan Johnson at Joni-Beth Bailey's law office in Murphysboro, with music by Kathleen Shaffner. Message from the artist:

On the 31st of this month I'm having a closing reception for my sculpture show, Concrete Visions, at the Gallery Space in Murphysboro, IL. The Gallery is in front of the Law offices of Joni Beth Bailey at 1008 Walnut St. The show consists of works done in concrete that I completed last fall. The reception will have guitar and vocal music by Kathleen Shaffner and lots of good food (Greek theme) and drink. It should be a great party. Everything kicks off at 6:30 pm on Saturday January 31st and lasts until 8:30 pm or whenever. The Gallery is just east of the McDonalds on the main drag.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fourth Friday in St. Genevieve

Craig Thomas
Looking for something to do tomorrow night?


Cape Girardeau artist, Craig Thomas, will open a display of his paintings at Studio de Michel, in Ste Genevieve, during the Fourth Friday Art Walk on Friday, January 23 at 6PM.

Craig Thomas is a freelance artist living in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He is known for his fine art, murals, and street painting. His work has taken him throughout the North America to Europe. Thomas works as an artist in commercial, public, student and private commissions.

In addition to being an established artist, Craig Thomas opened an art gallery on Spanish Street, the Black Door Gallery, which is open on each of Cape Girardeau's First Fridays with the Arts, a gallery hop night much like our own Fourth Friday event.

"Thomas is especially good at painting the human figure with, what I consider, an enjoyably loose, lively and colorful style," says Studio de Michel owner and painter, Mike Devaney. "I have spent time with him in Cape Girardeau, in a figure drawing group, watching as he skillfully rendered the models."

Thomas has been both leading and working in the weekly figure drawing group for years. His paintings of the human form reflect those hours of practice.


For more information, call:
Mike Devaney
573-883-3783 or 573-915-1470

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January 2009 Announcements

2009 Schedule of Events: Mark Your Calendars

HeartlandArts.Net Bleeding Hearts Photo Contest, call for entries launching today, January 13, and showing from February 13, 2009 at various locations on the Carbondale Town Square. Voting commences February 13th online at HeartlandArts.Net. More information about the contest below.

HeartlandArts.Net Spring Art Fair, various locations in southern Illinois - May 8-10, 2009. Details to follow.

HeartlandArts.Net 2nd Annual Fall "Colorfest" Art Fair, various locations in southern Illinois - October 9-11, 2009. Details to follow

HeartlandArts.Net 2nd Annual "Shopping in the Hills" Art and Craft Fair, various locations in southern Illinois - November 27-28, 2009. Details to follow.

We will also be doing first Friday art events each month in Alto Pass at the Red Ear, starting with a Metals-themed group show in February, and Glass in March. The winners of the Bleeding Hearts Photo Contest will have First Friday events in April. Watch for details on second Friday events on the Carbondale Town Square, and various artist rotations at the wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Our schedule as presented is tentative; please stay tuned to HeartlandArts.Net for the latest information.

Launching Today: Bleeding Hearts Photo Contest

Bleeding Hearts Photo ContestHow can you combine art, Friday the 13th and the annual celebration of Love? The Bleeding Hearts Photo Contest of course! Contest Photos will be on display on HeartlandArts.Net and at various location on the Carbondale Town Square starting February 13th, 2009. Everyone can vote online for the popular vote at HeartlandArts.Net for your favorite photograph starting February 13th, 2009. A panel of judges will also select a winner. Winners will be announced February 20th, and First Friday art shows in April will feature the winners. Stay tuned to HeartlandArts.Net for the latest information.

Photographers, send us your Bleeding Hearts Photos by Friday, February 6 to be considered for inclusion. There is a $10 contest fee. The photos should reflect the Bleeding Hearts theme in some manner, to be determined by the photographer. There will be one winner of the popular vote, conducted online, and a juried vote cast by a panel of judges. Judges include Chuck Novara, Photo Editor at The Southern, Professional Photographer Keith Cotton, and SIUC Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema and Photography, Scott Kemmerer. Winners get a solo show at the First Friday events in April, and coverage in The Southern and online. Artists, enter here.

Free Online Art Community - The Studio

We have set up our own online art community for artists, galleries, art lovers, businesses, and anyone else interested in participating in the regional art community. Click here to go to the community, called the Studio. It's FREE, and you get your own blog, you can post pictures, video and events, participate in group discussions, and more. Don't have a website? Now you can have an online presence! Already have a website? Link to it from your community homepage. It's visible to all, but you must be approved to participate as a member. So sign up today, and as soon as your identity is confirmed you'll be free to go!

This post is taken from the HeartlandArts.Net January 2009 Art Show Newsletter. To get the newsletter in your email box, sign up here.