Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Come Play at Fine Line’s Exploration Day!

Needing a change of pace after the holidays? Give yourself the gift of a fun day trying out a variety of art classes, at the annual Fine Line Exploration Day on Saturday, January 10.

Move from room to room and sample classes from the following: Needle Felting, Blacksmithing, Creative Play, Chain Maille Earrings, Ceramics, Weaving on the Big Looms, Collage, and Flamework Glass Beadmaking. Pick your chosen sessions from 9 to 10 am, then enjoy 6 mini-classes plus lunch, from 10 am – 4 pm. Pre-registration is required.

No previous art experience needed. You may well find something you would like to further explore in a full class session at Fine Line!

Fine Line Creative Arts Center
Fine Line Exploration Day
Sat., Jan 10, 2015, 9 am – 4 pm
Registration is Required
Cost: $60/members; $80/non-members

37W570 Bolcum Rd., St. Charles

Calling All Artists!

Fine Line Creative Arts Center presents two upcoming national juried mixed media exhibitions and encourages all interested artists to apply and submit original artwork.

“Indulgence” exhibit and sale will run March 20 – April 18, 2015. Artists’ applications are due by January 30, 2015.

Artists near and far are invited to submit original artwork on the theme of “indulgence.” In what do you indulge? Almost any theme is possible, from extravagance and luxury to tolerance and mercy.

“UnpredicTABLE” exhibit and sale will run July 10 – August 7, 2015. Artists’ applications are due by March 2, 2015.

For this show, artists from across the nation are invited to submit original artwork for the theme of "UnpredicTABLE.” Pieces should represent those found at the table, such as tableware, table linens, provisions and decorations; or they should be evocative of the mood set when participants gather at the table for meals, such as seen in paintings and tapestries, for example.

All 2-D and 3-D media will be included in these two exhibitions, and artists are encouraged to apply in any medium. Jurors will select artists based on originality and quality of their submitted work.

Interested artists can download information and applications for each of these exhibits by visiting http://fineline.org/call-for-artists.

“Indulgence” and “UnpredicTABLE” exhibits will be held in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center, a not-for-profit art center located in the western suburbs of Chicago in St. Charles, IL. Kavanagh Gallery is open 10 am – 5 pm, Mondays through Saturdays.

Fine Line Creative Arts Center, located at 37W570 Bolcum Road St., Charles, offers fine art classes and guest artist workshops to adults in textiles, ceramics, 2-D and 3-D.

Two art galleries are part of the Fine Line campus: Kavanagh Gallery, which hosts local, national and international juried shows, and Dempsey Gallery, which features works of art by Fine Line instructors and members.

More information is available at www.fineline.org, or call 630-584-9443.