Art Shows

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

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Alison Charles Photo Show Opening Next Weekend, April 3rd

Opening Show for Winner of the Bleeding Hearts Photo Contest Popular Vote Winner Next Weekend

Carbondale, Illinois - HeartlandArts.Net and the Red Ear announce the opening show on Friday, April 3, for Alison Charles, 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." She will be featured in a solo show to be held at the Red Ear on Main Street in Alto Pass, across from the Root Beer Saloon, with an opening on Friday, April 3, from 6-9pm, where refreshments and snacks will be served. 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.

Alison Charles is a digital artist and salesperson at B&L Photo in Carbondale. About her “reaching the cold heart” submission, she wrote:
Bleeding Hearts, the phrase can create different interpretations. I began with the literal meaning of a heart. The image "reaching the cold heart” represented the idea of a heart that cares (melts) while everything around it is cold, frozen, and empty.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Upcoming Art Events

Upcoming Art Events

the red ear:
An exhibition of glass work will be on display from march 7 through march 29 at the red ear. There will be an opening reception this saturday, march 7th, from 6-9pm, and the space will be open on weekends, from 1-6pm. Link to an event card with map and contact information.

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail:
Vintage Arts - Artists Reception - March 7 & 8, 2009 - Noon -5pm
Celebrate the diversity, culture and creativity of Southern Illinois wines and art. All twelve wineries will participate with local artists, whose works will be exhibited and sold at the wineries during March. On Saturday and Sunday, March 7th & 8th, visit all of the wineries between Noon and 5:00pm for our opening reception. Refreshments will be provided at each winery. Enjoy Shawnee Hills Wine Trail award-winning wines and meet the talented artists whose work will be on display through the month of March.

Rustle Hill Winery - Beverly Sipos (Oil Paintings)- Beverly will be at the winery between 1-3pm on Sunday
Pomona Winery - Tim Francis & Roberta Elliott (Woodworking & Metal Smith)
Von Jakob Vineyard - Amy Peradotta (Landscape Painting)
Owl Creek Vineyard - George Ions (Painting)
Inheritance Valley Vineyards - Chelsea Totten ("Pin Up" Style Art)
Kite Hills Vineyards - Chris Jaquot (Painting)
StarView Vineyards - Juhree Veach & Janet Althoff (Photography & Mosaics)
Blue Sky Vineyard - The Late Victor DeGraff (Sand Paintings)
Hickory Ridge Vineyard - Julie Solomon (Jewelry)
Alto Vineyards - Alan Stuck (Jewelry)
Orlandini Vineyard - Tom Horn (Coppersmith)
Hedman Vineyard - Heidi Lange (Swedish Art & Silkscreens)

Luca Cruzat - Art Sale:
Original Works, ranging in price from $10-150. At the artist's studio behind the courthouse in Murphysboro, 4-6pm, every Friday in March. More information:

Art Show: Drawings by Hilary Chandler, Ceramics by Darby Ortolano:
"Close to the Bone" - The Gallery Space at the Law Office of Joni Beth Bailey 1008 Walnut St. Murphysboro, IL 62966 Closing Reception Saturday, March 28, 2009 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Show runs from February 3, 2009 - March 28, 2009.

A winter time story, travelling through the woods, connecting to the importance of place, in this case the Shawnee Forest, coincide in almost scientific chart drawings relating to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. HIlary Chandler is a teacher at John A Logan College in Art. She is committed to building and bettering our community through service of many kinds, including art. Darby Ortolano's teapots and vases explore the way form can be both functional and poetic. Winter time is warm tea time, and this was the original inspiration for the series. The glazes are kept simple in honor of the season, and as a way to emphasize the interplay of the various pieces in the sets. The vases continue her exploration of this form, and stand like sentinels guarding the show. Ms. Ortolano is Assistant Professor of Art at John A. Logan College, and a resident of Murphysboro.

Little Egypt Arts Association:
"Crafting the Artist Within" - Feb. 11-March 15 at the Arts Centre on the Downtown Square in Marion, closing reception on Sunday, March 15 from 2-5 P.M. This is a show of works done by students that are taking LEAA art classes. The exhibit will be up from The reception is free and is open to the public.

"Blackberry Winter" will be on the walls of the Arts Centre from March 17- April 16.
This will be an exhibit of winter and early spring themed works of art done by LEAA members. The exhibits can be viewed during regular Arts Centre open hours, 9-1 on Mondays (excluding holidays) and 11-3 on Tuesdays -Fridays. We are now also open some Saturdays, but since LEAA is an all-volunteer organization, you should call 998-8530 before you plan to visit.