Art Shows

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Art Around the Square Event on Friday

October 7, 2009, Carbondale, Illinois - Art Around the Square, the free event provided the Carbondale Town Square businesses from 5-9pm on Friday, will feature new artist work and even some new businesses.

At the Treehouse Artist Studio above the Town Square Market, 6 artists are participating.

R. Michael Fisher will present 10 New Works of mixed media, entitled: RENDURANCE: TEACHERS series. Danielle Konings will be showing her recent photographs and sculptures.

Andrea LeBeau will present some of her Encaustic Art. Encaustic means "burn in", known as hot wax painting, a technique developed many thousands of years ago. The technique involves colored waxes which are melted, applied to various surfaces and allowed to cool. Encaustic is a media which evokes sensations and emotions of transformation. Working with this media opens a door to a timeless zone.

Bob Streit will run a slide show from his locally produced film, Under These Same Stars-- the Celadon Affair. The slide show will run on a large screen computer accompanied by music from the sound track by Streit, Dennis Stroughmatt, the Peacocks and Les Petit Chanteurs.

Gregory Wendt will show recent photography, digital media and watercolor paintings, as well as photography by his daughters, Kamila, Layla and Reyhana, aged 9, 7 and 5.

Cale Cornelison will perform improvisational guitar throughout the event.

Two new business additions to the event are the Dayemi Health Center and Dayshift.

The artists that will be showing for the Dayemi Health Center include Hilary Chandler, Mike Faris, Josh Shearer and Sandy Stevens. They are all displaying paintings. The Dayemi Health Center is at 210 E. Jackson St.

The Dayshift, located on the above the Cellar between Paul Hampton Photography and the Practice Pad, is a transplant from the Makanda Boardwalk. It is a venue for over 20 artists featuring a variety of unique creations.

Owner Mary Lynn Schroeder said about the event, "Art Around the Square is an exciting oppurtunity for Dayshift to officially debut to the Carbondale arts community. We feature over 20 different local artists in the shop, and are very excited to be able to share the stage with the many talented people involved in Art Around the Square."

More information about the event, incuding a printable map, is available at

Media Advisory

Members of the press are welcome to attend the event and interview the participating artists and business owners. For more information please contact Amy McMorrow, 618 713 2896.

Friday, October 2, 2009

October Art Events in the Heartland

HeartlandArts.Net has helped to organize two events coming up this month: Art Around the Square in Carbondale on October 9, and Art Around the Trail kicking of on October 10. Read on for information about those event and more coming up this month, and visit our online calendar whenever you need to check the details.

Art Around the Square Returns to Carbondale October 9

Carbondale Town Square business owners are rolling out the red carpet on Friday, October 9 for this fall's Art Around the Square event. From 5-9pm, 20 participating businesses will host receptions with complementary food and beverages while featuring local artists and musicians.

At the Longbranch Coffeehouse, an opening reception for Eileen Doman's "No Attachment" show is accompanied by a new CD release by the band Swamp Tigers. "Art Around the Square is always a lot of fun, and we love being a part of it," said manager Elaine Ramseyer.

Across the street at Hair Brains, a trio of photographers will show their interpretations of the outdoors, including Paducah Photo '09 exhibitor Dana Tetzlaff. And on the same corner of the square, the Tree House Artist Studio and Big Muddy Community Center will both feature multiple artists.

On the opposite end of the square, glass artist Chad Goodpastor will display his work at the Practice Pad. And just next door, the recently opened handmade apparel and gift store DayShift will be featuring Sarah Shoot, Lacey Pipher and Jan York. The store also carries several other artists' work.

"It's a great opportunity all around," said Kristin Gregory, Executive Director of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. "Visitors can see what the Town Square has to offer in a relaxed and fun environment, while businesses and artists can get some additional exposure."

A list of participating businesses and artists is available at For more information call 618 713 2896. Cost: Free

Art Around the Trail, from October 10, Southern Illinois

As part of the annual Colorfest celebrations, several local wineries will be showing art exhibits of local artists from October 10.

Fiber artist Sarah Shoot, whose work has been chosen for an exhibit at the Illinois Artisans Center in Chicago this month, will exhibit her work locally at Owl Creek Winery. Sarah felt that her work would be a good match for Owl Creek. "I like to work with bird images and plan to create pieces that have owls," she said.

At Inheritance Valley Vineyards, Jo Loomis will hang some of his land and seascape paintings. A retired mechanical engineer, he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago in 1946, and helped to start the Little Egypt Arts Association in Marion, Illinois.

Orlandini Vineyard is showing photography by Lucia Amorelli and quilts by Dianne Sember in October. Lucia will be at Orlandini Vineyard between 12-6pm on Sunday, October 4. Rustle Hill Winery's artist of the month is Anne Wasserman, quilter.

Starview Vineyards exhibits Jurhee Veech photography and mosaics by Janet Althoff on an ongoing basis. Roberta Elliot's hand-forged iron work is on display at Pomona Winery. The Colorfest festivities at Blue Sky Vineyard will feature a number of local artisans and musicians.

You can view more photos from last year's event. For more information call 618 713 2896.

Many More October Art Events

Downtown Art and Wine Fair Taste local wines, see regionally made art, and tap your toes to some live music performed by The Black Fortys from 5-7:30pm and Talia Segal (featured on MTV's The Hills) from 8-11pm . The Town Square Market will offer a cheese tasting as well. Local wine will be offered exclusively from wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Entry to the event is $10.00 and includes a wine tasting, as well as the viewing of all artists and live entertainment. Make your dinner reservations now; Thai Taste, The Newell House, Tres Hombres, The Longbranch Coffeehouse, The Global Gourmet, and D's Catfish all offer dinner specials during the event. The event begins at 5 pm and will close at 11 pm. We can't wait to see you downtown! Carbondale Main Street:(618)529-8040

Little Egypt Arts Association is pleased to showcase the talents of Missy Carstens and Ep Morrison during the month of October. Carstens from Marion and Morrison from Goreville will focus on paintings created with a palette knife and brush. Both award-winning artists have exhibited or have pieces throughout the state as well as nationally. A reception for this Impressionist show as well as "Your Best Shot", a photography exhibition currently on display at the Art Centre on the Tower Square in Marion, will be held in conjunction with Marion Main Street's October Hub Fest on Saturday, October 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For further information, contact the Art Centre at 998-8530, or Carstens at 997-0421.

573 Chalk Art Festival -A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT with indoor space as a rain backup. October 3, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seasoned and emergent visual artists, as well as participants from local schools. The art contest will showcase the works of diverse artists who will use chalk as their medium, and the pavement of Farmington as their canvas. There is a total of $500 cash and prizes awarded. There is no charge to spectate. Wine and chocolate tasting fee based. Wine, Chalk & Chocolate is a community-wide partnership of organizations and businesses working together to establish an Annual Family Event showcasing the 573.

Art Rendezvous
Thu, October 1, 9am – Sun, October 11, 7pm, Historic Ste. Genevieve MO. Artists and residents in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri's oldest town (circa 1755), are hosting a plein aire painting event beginning October 1 and continuing through the weekend of October 10 & 11, 2009 as part of the town's Art Rendezvous and Autumn Days celebration. More info:

Intuitions (art exhibit), Sep 17 – Oct 27, 2009, Ethical Society Gallery, 9001 Clayton Rd., Saint Louis, MO, 63117. A show featuring recent work by Luca Cruzat. A series of collagraphs reflecting on displaced human condition due to modern life, tecnology or conflicts. Cost: Free. M-F 10am-3pm Sun.10am-1pm.,

Gallery show for Becky Millinger Sat, October 10, 3pm – 5pm, 123 South Main Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO. The Bolduc Historic Properties (owned by The National Society of Colonial Dames of the State of Missouri) is pleased to present the art of Ste. Genevieve artist, Becky Millinger. The event is October 10, 2009 from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Beauvais Linden House on South Main St. in Ste. Genevieve. Refreshments will be served. Becky Millinger has created a series of watercolor and gouache paintings featuring the herb cottage, the Bolduc-LeMeilleur House gardens and historic representations of the Louis Bolduc. Millinger's coloring book makes history come alive through her drawings of the period furniture and artifacts included in the museum. A colorful herb chart and reproduction prints and notecards of Millinger's work is available for purchase at the Museum gift shop. More info: 573-883-3105, Cost: Free

Poetry Festival Sun, October 11, 2pm – 5pm, 125 W. Davie St., Anna, IL, 62906. A celebration of poetry at the old Fire Station in Anna Poets throughout the region will gather to read and share their gift of words. Refreshments available at the Coffee Station. Confirmed artists: Jim Lambert, Fog Gilbert, Joanne Blakley Cost: Donation Call to artists: yes More info: 618 697-6286

Vulture Fest Sat, October 17, 11am – Sun, October 18, 6pm, Makanda, IL. Vulture Fest is a celebration of Art and Music and Vultures. There are around 200 vultures (black and turkey) that move into Downtown Makanda, IL. for a couple of months. So, the local artists are celebrating their 10th year of Vulture Fest. There is a Vulture Art Contest, Vulture T-Shirts, more than 30 art vendors, music all day and good food. Attendance is usually around 2000 people. This 10th Anniversary of Vulture Fest there is a silent auction to benefit the fest and "Free Again", a wildlife rescue facility. Beth Shofstall will probably be at the fest with a live vulture, and maybe some other wild bird species. Cost: Free. CALL TO ARTISTS Have not received all of the vendors applications. The fest normally has jewelry, pottery, wood work, blacksmithing, chainsaw wood carver, yard art, photography, fiber, candles, hot sauces... For more information call: 618-697-7929 Janelle

ART EAST Sat, October 17, 11am – Sun, October 18, 5pm, 903 North Second, Edwardsville, IL. 12th Annual Studio & Exhibits Tour 150 Artist -50 sites throughout Madison County Illinois. Free & Open to the Public. Sat & Sun October 17 & 18, 2009. 11-5 Both days. Website: Event Location: Jill's Weavings @ Eden Church Confirmed artists: Jill Kettler -hand weaver. Call to artists: yes, Cost: free

4th Friday Art Walk Fri, October 23, 6pm – 9pm, Ste. Genevieve, MO. More info: 573-883-3783

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