Saturday, November 1, 2008

More Marble Cake and Freeark Gallery

Art Friends, November 29, 2008
Art Friends is an e-letter that I compose for my artful friends from time to time. It features the inside story on new works, art shows and other art nuggets you might find interesting. Thank you for reading. -- Barbara Sistak Baur

Hello Everyone,
Fresh from the studio, Chocolate Marble Cake, was named for good reason. As you can see the white and chocolate in the cake itself. The marbling is reflected on the plate it sits on. Another marbling technique is on the top surface of the cake. Finally, marbled ribbons of "chocolate" create a cake topping. This chocolate ribbon was created separately from the painting and placed there. It actually stands out from the surface (see close ups online). It is drizzled with "white icing" to finish the effect.
Chocolate Marble Cake, 11”x14”, acrylic on panel, with a contemporary black frame, $400. © Barbara Sistak Baur

Art-Throb™ -- Freeark Gallery

Art-Throb is the term I use to describe a great place, usually a little out-of-the-way, to enjoy an art experience. The Riverside Art Center houses the Freeark Gallery, an intimate venue that features area artists. Committed to the community, it recently completed a show of artwork, Opinion Pieces, by Ruth Freeark (yes, the gallery's namesake). That followed an exhibition of work by Riverside resident John Muntean, chemist/sculptor. His work is called Magic Angle Sculpture. Exhibits rotate on a regular basis so you can stop by often and find new adventures. It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm and is located at 32 E. Quincy Rd., Riverside. Currently, the annual Riverside Art Center members show is being shown until Jan. 8, where a wide variety of work is on display. An open house is Friday evening, Dec 5.

Put a Painting on Your Wish List
Here is an idea for you to get the art work you have been wanting -- put it on your wish list and tell your favorite gift-giver all about it and where to get it. And to make it really easy, from now until the end of the year, I will personally deliver the painting to your house or have it shipped to you at no charge. And remember, all paintings are guaranteed (which means if the painting you select doesn't work for you when you get it in your home or business, please return it for a refund).

On Display at Village Hall
A selection of 11 of my paintings will grace the halls of the Riverside Village Hall until the end of February. It is open Monday thru Friday during regular business hours. The address is 27 Riverside Rd., Riverside, Ill. This art venue is organized and maintained by the Riverside Art Center. Garry Henderson is the Exhibitions Director there and he invited me for this show. Thank you, Garry.

Well, the holidays are here already, there is no denying it. That means we all will be busier than ever. But it also a time of good cheer and seeing family and friends. That's what I will be doing in between stints in the studio.

Barbara Sistak Baur

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