2018-10-05 / Front Page

Village Artists celebrate 10th anniversary

By Pat McNeely


John Miranda plays his technicolor saxophone in front of his art at the Village Artists. 
Photo by Erdal Caba John Miranda plays his technicolor saxophone in front of his art at the Village Artists. Photo by Erdal Caba Everybody can take home a free original hand-painted and signed watercolor painting of a Palmetto tree from the 10th anniversary celebration of the Village Artists Art Gallery in the Village at Sandhill. Festivities will be from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, October 14, at 631 Promenade Place beside Panera’s.

Sketches of Palmetto trees will be available for watercolor painting with the help of artists Karen Langley and Paula Gregory. The finished art will be matted and suitable for framing.

Forrest Fortier will be demonstrating pyrography, the art of burning images on paper or wood. Free images will be available for customers to create an original that will be matted and suitable for framing.

“Even someone who can’t draw a straight line can wind up with a beautiful little piece of art,” said Langley, who is president of the Village Artists.

For those who want more personal art to take home, Jeremy Smith will be painting faces, while John Miranda will be playing some mellow tunes on his hand-painted technicolor saxophone.

And those interested in the big picture can help create an abstract masterpiece on canvas on the sidewalk.

Door prizes, including greeting cards and other artistic gifts, will be given to customers on a first-come, first served basis until they’re gone.

Village Artists is a coop art gallery featuring 19 local artists, including Marlyn Boyd, Erdal Caba, Gail Cunningham, Dawn Faber, Bonnie Geiger, Renee Itner-McManus, Al Leitch, Pat McNeely, Roy Paschal, Melinda Smith, Rita Smith, Nita Yancey, Barbara Yongue, and Jom Sonday.

For more information, call 699-8886. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily except 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Other times by appointment.

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