UPCOMING FEATURED ARTISTS:
September: Featured Artist – New Member Showcase ; Fine Craft – Eileen Milsap
October: Featured Artist – Fall Award Show
Please join us on Sunday September 8th, 2pm – 4pm at the gallery for our monthly Artists Reception. Come meet the artists! The public is welcome!
2019 New Member show
It is exciting to see the work from many of our new members being featured on the September Featured Artist wall. The New Member Show was an added benefit first offered in 2015. This show is offered to all new members of the gallery regardless of membership category. Members who have joined the Village Gallery from September 2018 through August 2019 can show as new members. It is a delightful way to welcome our new members each year.
Featured Crafter – Eileen Milsap
Art in many forms has surrounded me my entire life. My mother, Irene Kunis was a painter and print maker. Our home was filled with art from many artists, painters, sculptors, printmakers, and potters. Paints, inks, presses, tools and works in progress were the playroom toys my siblings grew up with.
As an adult I made my living in Medical Imaging- X-Ray, Nuclear Medicine, PET, and MRI images were what I worked with every day, enhancing images to better diagnose what was occurring in the body. The shapes and colors of the human body awed and inspired me.
For the last 12 years I have worked in fused glass. Again colors, textures, and shapes have inspired me. I work with large glass sheets of many colors and textures. I design my pieces, cut and fuse them in one of several glass kilns I have in my studio. For the last stage I slump my pieces into their final shape in glass molds. My work is largely functional consisting of bowls, plates, and other useful shapes. With the smaller pieces of glass from my larger pieces I design and make jewelry.
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