Sep 8, 2010

2010 ARTWALK



















The 6th Annual Our Common Ground ArtWalk
The 6th Annual Our Common Ground ArtWalk is slated for Friday, September 17, from 5 p.m. to midnight. It will be held around the historic Greenville Square, in Greenville, IL., featuring more recycled art, and art with a sense of humor.

Christine A. Holtz, will be showing in the Rowland Art Gallery in the Maves Art Center of Greenville College. Christine received her Master of Fine Arts (Fibers Specialization), from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting, Fiber Art), from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania. We are most proud to bring her work to the ArtWalk.

Adam Long, of St. Charles, Mo. will be exhibiting his sculptures under the large tent on second Street. Long's environmental art often takes the form of figure sculptures taken from natural and recycled material. Adam was a participant in last year's ArtWalk as well. He'll be sharing the big tent with Mississippi Mudd of Alton.
Also on Second Street will be digital painter, Genece Hamby of Edwardsville, IL.

Ten Talents Gallery & Gifts will be featuring Nicole Otwell, who teaches art at the University of Missouri at Columbia, a fiber artist with an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, as well as other forms of more traditional fiber arts.

On Main Street, Wine Tastings will be presented by Villa Marie, Piasa, Forsee Vineyards, and Pheasant Hollow Wineries. This year, as a fundraiser, OCG ArtWalk wine glasses and posters will be for sale. The first 50 guests at the wine tasting will receive a free wine glass. To accompany the wine tasting, there will be a cheese tasting by Marcoots Jersey Creamery, and a chocolate tasting by Martha's Madness.

Greenville native, Chef Kevin Willman, owner of Farmhaus in St Louis will return to his hometown with some of his slow-cooked creations. He'll be joined by the Firefly Grill in Effingham, Fond in Edwardsville, 222 Artisan Bakery of Edwardsville, and Chef Jane Muscroft and her famous scones. Jo's Java will be on hand with coffees.

The Synergy Jazz Quintet, Fundamental Elements, and Scratch Track will fill the streets with live music throughout the evening.

The Bradford Community Room will play host to The Kid's Zone, a new venue devoted to children. The Our Common Ground Theater Troupe will perform spontaneously throughout the evening, in unexpected places. Creative Stitchers will display "their favorite quilts" and the Ya Ya Knitters will bring a surprise installation to the square.