YOU ARE INVITED
Have you ever wished you could give someone a gift, such as a piece of jewelry or clothing, that would be totally unique – instead of something mass produced and sold in a department store? Have you ever wished you could hang something handcrafted on your tree or hung something artistic on your wall that is one-of-a-kind? Have you ever wished to send holiday cards that none of your friends will ever receive from anyone else? Then come to Tall Grass Arts Association Gallery for your holiday shopping!
The annual holiday show, “An Artful Presence”, opens on Friday, November 16 with a reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The gallery and the reception are open to the public, free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.
The holiday show features artworks by a large number of Tall Grass artists. The works have been specially priced for holiday gift giving. The artworks include paintings, prints, photographs and pastels. There are three-dimensional works including wooden bowls, ceramics and glass. A large selection of necklaces, earrings and pins are available. They range from jewelry made from blown glass to semi-precious stones. The show includes hand-made holiday cards and decorations.
Gisele Perreault, curator of the show, commented, “Many of the works were created by Park Forest Art Fair artists. Phil Sapienza will be showing t-shirts with his quirky, humorous drawings. MaryAnn Tryzna will be showing holiday cards with her prize-winning artwork. John Flynn has created letter openers, seam rippers and styluses, made especially for this exhibit, along with his pens and Ray Luckhaupt will be showing his wooden bowls. Altogether, there will be more than 30 participating artists and a great selection.”
President of Tall Grass Arts Association, Janet Muchnik, added, “Shoppers at the Holiday Show may wish to give their friends and family a gift certificate from Tall Grass. The recipients will then have the pleasure of selecting something from the holiday show themselves.”
“An Artful Presence” will run through January 13, 2013. The gallery is open 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday (with the exception of Thanksgiving and the following day). It is located in Downtown Park Forest, adjacent to Village Hall.