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Friday, May 1, 2009

Newsletter: May Art Events and More

If you don't do anything else all year, don't miss the next two weekends of free HeartlandArts.Net events! Read on...

Art Around the Square

Art Around the Square on Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 7-10pm, will give southern Illinoisians a night of art, music and enjoyment on the Town Square in Carbondale. The event, sponsored by the Carbondale Historic Town Square Business Coalition and HeartlandArts.Net, will feature regional artists on display at downtown businesses and eateries, making for a pleasurable stroll through the charming Town Square community. After the first acclaimed “Art Around the Square” event that took place in October 2008, the participants look to offer another close-up view into the artistic community that flourishes in southern Illinois. The event is part of a “Weekend of Art,” taking place on the same weekend as Carbondale Main Street’s annual “Downtown Art and Wine Fair,” which takes place the night before. Admission to Art Around the Square on Saturday is free.

Twenty-six participating Town Square venues will be adorned with a wide variety of delights for the eyes, ears and taste buds. ...Read More
Art Around the Square website, with Map and Artist Information
Read about Art Around the Square Artist George Ions
Read about the Tree House Artist Studio on the Carbondale Town Square

Spring Art/Wine Fairs at StarView Vineyards and Rustle Hill Winery
Outdoor Art Exhibits on Display at Rustle Hill Winery and StarView Vineyard May 9-10

Enjoy a glass of wine surrounded by art in a relaxing outdoor atmosphere this May 9th-10th. HeartlandArts.Net, Rustle Hill Winery and StarView Vineyards present visitors for SIU Graduation and Mother’s Day with a lineup of artists including unique Equine Art by award-winning artist Cheryl Owen, Photography by David Hammond, Glass-blown and Copper Sculpture, Jewelry and more. At StarView, Pottery artist Diane Bremer will also be painting on-site. The art exhibits will start by noon each day, and admission is free.

Each winery will feature live musicians, including Larry Dillard & Blues Therapy at StarView, and Bruce Zimmerman Blues Duo, Ivas John Band, and Mixed Company at Rustle Hill (click links above for more information). Several of the artists at the show are new to the southern Illinois winery scene, so you can expect to see things you haven't seen before. For more information about the artists and the shows, stay tuned to HeartlandArts.Net over the coming week.

The wineries are both accessible down Illinois 51 and in close proximity to each other (click here for wine trail map). “This is a great opportunity for locals and visitors to experience what the area has to offer, and to take a sampling of southern Illinois art and wine home to mark the occasion,” said Chad Goodpastor, who is well-known for his blown glass wine stoppers, pendants and sculpture. Artist Lineup:

Starview Vineyards Rustle Hill Winery
Brenda Cooley - Jewelry Chad Goodpastor - Blown Glass Art
John Lipe - Soap/Lotion Lee Ann Grief – Quilted Items
Diane Bremer - Pottery/Painting on site Paul Sanders - Gemstones and Jewelry
Cheryl Owen - Equine Art Rob Lorenz - Pottery
David Hammond - Photography Lisa Smith - Jewelry
Paul Johnson - Jewelry, and live blown glass demo Tom Horn - Copper and Fused Glass Sculpture
Al Morgan - Jewelry and Native-Made Reservation Items Mary Patterson – Glass-fused Art and Jewelry

George Ions will be painting live at Owl Creek Vineyard on Saturday, May 9. Sit with George, watch him paint, ask him about his art, and enjoy the exhibit of his work on display.

Alison Charles Prints Available
If you haven't seen it yet, the Alison Charles Photo Show is online at HeartlandArts.Net, and now you can also order prints. Alison was the winner of the popular vote for the first Bleeing Hearts Photo Contest. View the show!

Aunia Kahn Coming to the Red Ear in June
Mark your calendars! Aunia Kahn, the winner of the Bleeding Hearts Photo Contest vote by the panel of judges will be showing at the Red Ear from June 5-June 21. An opening reception where you can meet the artist is June 5. Stay tuned to HeartlandArts.Net for more information!

More Announcements
Congratulations to Bob Hageman and Linda Austin on the opening of their new "Anthill Gallery and Vintage Curiosities"! It's located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, 102 North Front Street in Cobden. Find antiques, vintage toys, adornments for the home and garden, and more.

There is one more chance to experience Carbondale Community Arts' Artist's Workshop: Promoting Your Work 10 AM - 1 PM on May 2nd at the VCA. Presented by CCA & MCED.

Thanks, and we wish you a gorgeous May,
Sue, Lauren and Amy


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