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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Alison Charles Photo Show Opening Tomorrow, and More Art Events

Greetings! A reminder, don't miss Alison Charles' photography show, opening this Friday, April 3, from 6-9pm at the Red Ear in Alto Pass. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Alison was one of the winners of the Bleeding Hearts Photo Contest. The contest was conducted in February and Alison was the winner of the online popular vote with "reaching the cold heart." Alison's work will show at the Red Ear during the first two weekends of April, 4th-5th and 11th-12th, from 1-6pm each day. The show will also be available online for viewing and purchase as of Friday, April 3. Get a show card here, visit Alison's entries from the Bleeding Hearts Photo Contest here, and stay tuned to HeartlandArts.Net for the online show.

Other April Art Events

Rustle Hill Winery is featuring photographer Richard Lawson as the April "Artist of the Month". His work will be displayed at the winery during the entire month for viewing and an a reception will take place on Saturday, April 11th from noon - 5 pm.

Upcoming at Little Egypt Arts Association is a mini fiber workshop presented by another award-winning artist, Karen Linduska. Ms. Linduska will appear at the Art Centre on Monday, April 27, at 6 p.m. For more details about Ms. Linduska's presentation, contact Colleen Thompson at 995-2729 or leave a message at the Art Centre at 998-8530.
Also at LEAA in Marion: The Blackberry Winter exhibit is currently on display with artistic photographs and paintings available for purchase. Artists from throughout Southern Illinois including the counties of Franklin, Jackson, Johnson, and Williamson are on display. For further information on the above and upcoming events, contact Kaye Howell, President of LEAA, at 993-3766.

Add These to Your May Agenda
There are some amazing events coming up in May!

The first weekend in May is a "Weekend of Art" in Carbondale. Friday, May 1, is Carbondale MainStreet's annual "Downtown Art and Wine Fair." "Art Around the Square" will be taking place on May 2. Click here for the new Art Around the Square website with participating business and artists, and to keep updated on the latest!

HeartlandArts.Net will also be hosting outdoor Art Fairs at Starview Vineyard and Rustle Hill Winery the second weekend of May, the 9-10th. Add a little bling to your experience of SIU Graduation weekend and Mother's day! Stay tuned to HeartlandArts.Net for more information.
Artists: if you wish to participate in the outdoor Spring Art Fairs May 9-10 and haven't already done so, please send an email to
Other Announcements
Call for Artists: HerrinFesta Italiana 2009 Art Competition May 21-25, 2009. All work must be pre-registered by May 2 and delivered on May 9. See entry form for eligibility, categories and limitations at Email questions or to request entry form : or call 618.998.8530.
Please contact us any time with your comments or questions: or 618 713 2896. Have a wonderful April!


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