Art for All - November - January events!
Thursday, November 19 – 6:00 p.m. – move art from the main level of Hemmens to its new home in the Art Gallery downstairs. The space is well lit and has approximately three times the amount of available hanging space. Additionally, a limited number of 3 dimensional works can be included.
Monday, November 30th – Tuesday, December 1st – Drop off “Holiday/Winter themed” artwork for an exhibit in Elgin Artspace Gallery in conjunction with Elgin Artspace residents. While artwork need not follow the theme, we are striving to include as much “season-appropriate” work as possible. ARTISTS NEEDED! This is a shared exhibit with Elgin Artspace residents.
Tuesday, December 1st – Thursday, December 3rd – Hanging artwork in the Elgin Artspace gallery. Day and time to be determined by volunteer hanging team. Takedown will probably be Wednesday, December 30th. This is also the deadline for the drop off of all “sweater ornament cut-outs”. The cut outs will be decorated as “Ugly Sweaters” by children attending the “Home for the Holidays” event in downtown Elgin from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, December 5th. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
First Friday at Elgin Artspace Lofts – Friday, December 4th. While we aren’t having a big “event” and no snacks we want to have the gallery open on Friday night. Volunteers could certainly be “creating art” during this time if they prefer though it is not necessary. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Saturday, December 5th – noon – 5:00 p.m. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Help with children’s activities inside Elgin Artspace Gallery – games, decorating the “sweater” ornaments, etc.
Monday, December 7th – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Winter show at Gail Borden Library – DROP OFF ONLY by qualifying member of ONE work of art at Gail Borden library. Our hanging team will take care of the hanging and participating members should leave and trust them to do a great job as always. The works may not exceed 24” x 30”. We currently have 47 qualifying members. As this is a shared exhibit and competition, please take the size of your entry into consideration. Works MUST have a hanging wire that is sufficient to display your work. Please submit works that exhibit your ORIGINAL concepts rather than an interpretation of another work of art. Artists are to complete a 2-part form and a tag (prices are not allowed on the tags – we write “Call” instead. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – some “hanging helpers” are needed to work under the guidance and decisions of Jean & Bettina!
Saturday, December 12th – Art for All luncheon/library show awards event.
11:00 a.m. at Romance Premium Café – 154 E. Chicago Street Elgin. Restaurant has received very good reviews and our members who have gone there gave it a thumbs up!
Cost is $15 per person. Spouses or significant others are invited. Please be prepared to sign up and pay either prior to or on the day of the library show drop off day.
Restaurant is downstairs (requiring steps) from Pastigel Bakery. An elevator is available, though it is through another building around the corner. If you require an elevator, please contact Margie Olszewski at 847-558-3888 or Nanette Turetgen at 847-888-2344. Parking in the Spring Street lot, on Chicago Street, or in the main municipal lot at the corner of Highland and Douglas. If you would like to carpool, please call Karen Castillo at 847-530-6828.
Saturday, December 12th – Art for All Children’s Craft Activities at Gail Borden Library
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Bernice & Karen will have everything ready, but extra hands to help the children would be appreciated. Located in the South Story room in the Children’s section 1-3 p.m.
Even those attending the luncheon could volunteer to help. Please call Karen Murray at 847-608-0743 if you know you will be able to help.
Saturday, January 30th – Pick up art from the library 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.