Thursday, November 3, 2011
Peace Works-Midwest Collage Society
"Peace Works” Art Show &
November 12 –
November 2 -- The Midwest Collage Society hopes to stuff a lot of stockings with original art this holiday season.
Their show, “Peace Works,” will feature a wall of original 8-by-8-inch artwork at a flat price of $65 each. “Our idea is to make fine art accessible and affordable at a time when people can’t spend a lot on gifts and décor,” says Jerri Reimann, President of the MCS. The exhibit will include two galleries full of larger artwork created on paper, canvas, wood or found objects.
The show will also offer artist-created gift items like handmade books, ornaments, jewelry and cards. “This is not a craft show,” Reimann explains. “Each piece is an original piece of art, so you can be sure your gift will not be duplicated!”
Collage is a fine art medium that will celebrate its 100 year anniversary in 2012. Collage, assemblage and mixed media artwork is composed through the layering and adhering of materials to create both abstract and realistic images. Artists utilize an endless supply of manipulated papers, including maps, book pages, sheet music, old letters and photos. They further embellish their work with images, stamps, paint and three-dimensional materials. Inspiration can come from nature, color, humanity or society.
Twenty-four artists from the Midwest Collage Society will be represented at “Peace Works.” The MCS was founded in 2003 to promote collage as a fine art. Its members, mostly from the Chicagoland area, meet monthly to share techniques and marketing skills and to plan exhibits.
is located at Bloomingdale Park District Museum 108 S. Bloomingdale Road in Bloomingdale, and is open Wednesdays
from , Thursdays and Fridays from and Saturdays from noon-4PM. An artists’ reception will be held Sunday,
November 13, from
and is free to the public.