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Some very interesting articles on Ceramics Arts Daily

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“Friends of Our Gallery Exhibit”
featuring a variety of artwork from current members of Friends of Our Gallery (FOG)

September 4 – October 10, 2010
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Reception Sunday, September 26th, 1-3 p.m.
Rountree GAllery
385 E. Main St.
Platteville, WI
http://www.platteville.org

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Galena Is an Anchor Site for the Northern Illinois Quilt Fest

The Galena/Jo Daviess Quilt Fest Committee in conjunction with the Northern Illinois Quilt Fest invite any interested business to sponsor an event at any time during the three month long festival.

This event will take place July, August and September, 2011. Applications to register your event may be picked up and returned at either VisitGalena.org (Old Market House) or the Jo Daviess County CVB (the train depot). Only events submitted by December 1, 2011, will be included in the event booklet.

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The Vision2020 Galena “Cultural Arts & Recreation Center” committee is looking for members from the Galena Artists Guild, Galena Cultural Arts Alliance and Grace Episcopal Arts Council to join the committee. Community members from the visual arts community are encouraged and needed to fully represent all mediums of the arts.

The Vision2020 Galena idea is: Cultural Arts and Recreation Center
Develop a cultural arts center that would include the performing arts and a venue for presentations and exhibits. Find a permanent financial solution for sustaining the Galena Art & Recreation Center (ARC) and for allowing the expansion of programming.

If interested please contact Sarah Petersen, Executive Director of the Galena ARC at 815-777-2248 ext. 21 or email at executivedirector@galenaarc.org.

The next scheduled meeting of the committee is Wednesday, September 8, 6:30pm at the Galena ARC.

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The Galena ARC is looking for local artists to share their passion for art and their art experiences with the Galena Primary School students (K-4th grade) through the Galena ARC Art in Action Program (AIA).

The Galena ARC AIA’s objective is to establish quality art history education using artwork examples from past and present artists both local and world wide. Traditionally there are nine different artists (and a reproduction of one of their works of art on a poster board) discussed throughout the year (one a month). Each GPS classroom has an AIA volunteer (usually a parent) for the school year that presents the monthly artist and also conducts a fun hands-on art lesson that relates to the artist/artwork they learn about that month.

The Galena ARC AIA program is introducing something new this year by adding local artists to the Artist of the Month selections. We believe that bringing in a “live” artist to discuss their own work and their art experiences will enhance the students art history learning experience as well as open their eyes to the wonderful artist community in which they live.

Your involvement as an Artist of the Month time commitment would include approximately two, 45 minute presentations during the 2010-2011 school year. Approximately 20 minutes of the time will consist of your presentation about you and your art pieces you bring as examples and 25 minutes assisting the AIA Classroom Volunteer with a student art project that relates to your style of art (projects will be predetermined).

If you would like to volunteer as an AIA Artist of the Month, a classroom AIA Volunteer or have questions about the program, please contact Liz Larson, ARC Art Program Director at 815.777.3050 or arcartprograms@gmail.com. There will be a group meeting scheduled for all the Artist of the Month volunteers to discuss the program in more depth and to answer any and all questions.

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1. Cultural Arts & Recreation Center – develop a cultural arts center that would include the performing arts and a venue for presentations and exhibits. Find a permanent financial solution for sustaining the Galena Art & Recreation Center (ARC) and for allowing the expansion of programming.

2. Economic Development Program – City of Galena should retain professional staff to pursue jobs, business opportunities and develop regional partnerships. Create additional economic incentives to attract private investment and business development. Including continuing to improve city infrastructure including sidewalks, signage, parking, public restrooms, and public transportation.

3. Best in Tri-States Education System – attract new businesses and residents and retain young families by making our schools the best academically in the Tri-State Area. Promote community-wide emphasis on academics and curriculum expansion through class-sharing and /or consolidation with other school districts. Improve and update facilities and equipment using state-of-the-art technology and provide community college courses in our community.

4. Galena History Museum – Relocate the Galena History Museum, and develop sustainable funding sources for the capital building requirements, ongoing operations and the expansion of exhibits and programs of the museum.

5. Galena River Area Development – Plan and develop the Galena Riverfront and the adjoining street areas for the enjoyment of residents and to attract new businesses and visitors. Utilities the Old Post Office/Customs House as the cornerstone for developing this area. Create a seasonal outdoor community riverfront area for local festivals and fairs, e.g., expanded farmers markets, art & antique fairs. Develop an integrated walking/biking/hiking trail system through the Galena Riverfront area that connects with the Illinois trail system.

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