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Christmas Cheer Weekend
December 4th & 5th, 10am to 5pm at the Gallery (202 S. Main Street – Galena).
Come…enjoy Pepperkakor cookies and “Uncle Walt’s Swedish Glugg” while you decide on a gift for someone special.

“Ho-Ho” Good Customer Holiday Discount
10% OFF through December 24th
Give us a “Ho-Ho” when you stop in, call (815-777-1222), or e-mail (cjart@galenalink.net ) to place an order.

Recession Special!!!
Order before December 4th and receive an extra 5% off!

New Giclee Print for the Holidays….
“Jo Daviess Autumn”
$265.00 framed / 175.00 unframed

We thank you for being good customers and friends…and we wish you wonderful holidays.
Marilyn and Carl Johnson


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On the first Friday of November (the 5th) Carol Mantey’s pottery will be featured at the Galena Elks Club, 123 Main Street.   Carol’s pottery is functional – not just decorative – things that can be incorporated into the pattern of daily life.  Carol’s work is a reflection of her love of nature – incorporating nature themes, patterns and textures in earthy tones and colors. She sometimes presses the leaves, prairie plants, wildflowers and weeds into the tiles and bowls.

Texture & Detail

Stop by the Galena Elks Club on Friday, November 5th 6-8 p.m. to meet Carol and to see & purchase her bowls, mugs, vases and teapots.  A cash bar and appetizers are available.

About Carol:

Carol Mantey first studied ceramics in Chicago at Salt Creek Pottery.  Since retiring to Galena seven years ago, she dedicates more time to her interest in art and nature.  Carol took courses from Charles Fach and was an associate at the Stone House Pottery in Galena for five years.   She belongs to a co-operative group of potters in Dubuque, Iowa called Mississippi Mud Studios.  Carol recently built her own studio at her home outside Galena.  Carol is active in the Conservation Guardians.  She volunteers at the Lost Mound Refuge and participates in blue bird monitoring and the Audubon bird counts.

Carol’s Recent Shows & Exhibits

Galena Territory Art Show – November 2006, 2007
Annual Holiday Market – Galena Territory – 2008, 2009, 2010
Galena Fine Arts Summer Festival – 2006, 2007, 2008
Fire and Earth Festival – 2006
Galena Artist Guild Gallery 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Stone House Pottery and Gallery  – winter 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Hello Galena Gallery – 2006, 2007
Natural Area Guardians Art Show – 2005, 2007
Galena Art Guild Art Show at Galena Cellars – 2006, 2007
Galena Cellars Fall Harvest and Art Festival 2010

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