There are a number of events this weekend where you can find original, locally-made creative gifts for all of the people on your Christmas list.
This week’s art calendar offers more than just exhibitions. There are a number of events this weekend where you can find original, locally-made creative works that might make interesting gifts for all of the people on your Christmas list.
This weekend’s Christmas in the Ward offers venues where plenty of creative items can be found. Everything from photography to paintings and prints will be available, as well as other things such as t-shirts, hand-printed cards, and stuffed animals.
Christmas and Plaid Tuba – A Buying Experience
207 E. Buffalo Street
Friday, 5 to 8pm
Saturday, 12 to 4pm
The numerous artists affiliated with Plaid Tuba will have art and gifts on sale. Participants include: Reginald Baylor Studio, Pamela Anderson, Melissa Dorn Richards, Brandon Minga, Heidi Witz, Jessica Z. Schafer, Sara Bott, Chrystal Denise Gillon, Shanel Regier, and Kerry Rose Ramsden.
Last Minute Art Show
207 E. Buffalo Street
Friday 6 to 10pm
Art, craft, soup, stuffed animals are available from: Cocoon Room, Daniel Fleming, Kari Caron, Jessica Kaminski, Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri, Plushzilla, Jeff Redmon, Becky Tesch, Too Much Metal For One Hand, Della Wells, Briana Prudhomme, Soup in a Jar, Michael Arms, and Art by Kelli.
2013 Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale
273 E. Erie Street
Friday, 5 to 9pm
Saturday, noon to 5pm
The Fourth Floor Gallery and the East Gallery have been filled with hundreds of pieces showcasing the work of artists connected with MIAD.
EXHIBITION OPENINGS AND EVENTS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
The Coalition of Photographic Arts 7th Annual Midwest Juried Photo Exhibition
839 S. 5th Street
Opening reception 5 to 9pm
Gallery talk by Karen Irvine at 7pm
Exhibition continues through January 18, 2014
The annual photographic survey offers a broad view of photographic pursuits from around the Midwest. Juror Karen Irvine, curator and associate direction of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago, will make the selections of award winners, to be announced at the exhibition opening. The exhibition typically includes a rich array of color and black-and-white photographic approaches and printing techniques.
Jason Rohlf: Navigational Aids
233 N. Milwaukee Street
Artist reception Friday, 5 to 9pm
Artist gallery talk, Saturday, 2pm
Exhibition continues through December 28.
Time and place are allusions beneath the surface of Jason Rohlf’s abstract paintings. The surfaces are built up over time, though the new fresh paint may leave room for the old to seep through. How one finds their way along the surface and visually, into the deeper layers is something of a journey. As Rohlf puts it, “making navigational decisions is subjective to the individual” and “sometimes contradictory. “ His art works, he adds, “hope to reflect back the myriad choices we all are confronted with on a daily basis.”