Friday, October 24, 2014

Art and artists on the square


So I started out Monday to take a few photos for the Chamber/Main Street Facebook page of art works on display in the Main Street District this week as part of the annual Art Attack exhibition. 

Then obsessive-compulsion set in and I decided to shoot at least one work and often more by each of the participating artists. There are 20 individual entrants and two collectives. The Iowa Art Quilters' work is on display at The Sampler and Youth Division artists have an entire building filled with creativity on the east side of the square (118 North Grand). Don't miss either.

Also, don't forget to walk just off the square to the Chariton Free Public Library to see Susan Lee's work in the display case there (it will amaze you, guaranteed), Loren Burkhalter's work at Demichelis Law Firm and Andrew Linderman's pottery at Ameriprise Financial.

Many of the artists provided photos and brief biographies that accompany their exhibits. Look for these --- sometimes it's useful to know where the artist was coming from as you appreciate his or her work.

Some of the artists were working on the square late yesterday afternoon. That's Susan Baer at the top, at Ben Franklin.


Meg Prange was down the street at Piper's. The wall hanging she's working on is a piece commissioned by the owners of the Iowa City Victorian that is its subject.


Susie Thurmond, art instructor, and Emma Nelson, one of her students, were demonstrating pottery just outside the entrance to the Youth Division building. Thurmond's paintings are on display at Iowa Realty.


And finally, Jeri Reeve, whose photography is on display at Connecticut Yankee Pedaller. Jeri actually was just touring the square when her friend warned, "careful, or you'll end up in the picture." The rest is history.

Art works remain on display in the Main Street District thorugh 2 p.m. Saturday. At 3 p.m. Saturday, both juried and people's-choice awards will be presented at the C.B.&Q. Freight House during the annual Fall Arts Festival sponsored by the Lucas County Arts Council. Don't forget to vote for your favorites either at the Chamber/Main Street office or the Youth Division building.

I'll be posting more art work on the Charitone Area Chamber/Main Street Facebook page. Look for it and "like" it to share the fun.

1 comment:

Whitney Hanson said...

I love posts like this!