As you navigate the Holiday Season, be sure to save some time to do some 'fun' things. No pressure, just enjoy. Read on for some exciting events coming up next week.
To give you some background, I recently joined a vibrant and dynamic group of artists who make up the Arts in Bartlett organization. In October, they (we) moved into a larger space, which has an awesome Gallery, studios, and performance space. I am honored to be part of the inaugural art exhibit, which includes drawings, paintings, photography, jewelry, and ceramics from local artists. Several of my pieces from "Delicate Beauty" (formerly known as "Ink on Unryu") are included in this exhibit, as is my canvas print "Victorian Roses." Throughout December, there is a Holiday Boutique, with hand-made ornaments and gift items.
And now, for the Events: The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new location will be held at 5:30 on Tuesday, December 9, with open house and tours following. The Village President and other dignitaries will be there to officiate and join in the festivities. Music and food will round out the experience.
If you can't make it to the ribbon cutting, there is an open house on December 11, from 4 - 6, followed by a holiday dinner for members and guests (rsvp required for the dinner).
For more details about the Arts in Bartlett Center, the Gallery and December events, see the online story in the Daily Herald. Arts in Bartlett is located at 215 S. Main Street, which is in Bartlett's Town Center, across the street and south of the Metra Train Station.
If you are unable to make either of the above events and would like to see the Gallery, please let me know. I will be in the Gallery on Wednesday, December 17 from 3 - 7 pm.
Thanks to my brother, Tom, for the photo; taken in November at a family gathering and visit to the gallery.