The McLean County Arts Center 36th Annual Holiday Treasures Exhibition and Sale runs from November 9, 2012 through January 5, 2013 and features over 100 locally and nationally known artists exhibiting paintings, glass, fiber, photography, jewelry, wood, ceramics as well as handmade seasonal items.
The Opening Gala is a ticketed event on Friday, November 9, from 5pm - 8pm with live music, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages. Tickets for this opening night event are $40 and are available for purchase at the Arts Center. The Exhibition and Sale will continue through January 5, 2013 in the Brandt Gallery and is free and open to the public during regular MCAC hours.
The Holiday Treasures Exhibition is generously sponsored by Ron Bacon & Dee Bohbrink, Anne & Brian Boyden, Chily’s Drywall Finishing, Susan Emmerson, Gary Hoover & Judie Bey, Alexis & Mike Kalish, Mike & Cindy Kerber, Mad Bean Painting & Design, SBC Heating & Air Conditioning, and Barbara & Bill Taft.
Vase as Voice
Vase as Voice, a group exhibition of handmade glass vases, opens in the McLean County Arts Center’s Armstrong Gallery. A ticketed reception will take place on Friday, November 9 from 5pm to 8pm during MCAC’s Annual Holiday Treasures Gala Opening. $40 tickets are available at the Arts Center. The exhibition remains free and open to the public through January 5, 2013.
Glass artists from central Illinois and beyond will exhibit their interpretations of the vase form. Utilizing hand blown and flameworking techniques to create functional and sculptural vessels, the forms express the artist’s personal aesthetic or relay a narrative. The exhibition includes work from: Carrie Battista, Steven Ciezki, Patrick Frost, Slate Grove, Carmen Lozar, Angus Powers, Penelope Rakov, Amy Rueffert, and Matt Urban.
Vase as Voice is generously sponsored by Owen Nursery & Florist, and Susan Emmerson.