Saturday, August 1, 2015

2015 Jackson County Art Walk

The Jackson County Art Walk is a week away! We have a wonderful line up with over 60 artists, live music around the square, a special show of art chairs painted by area artists, families, and community organizations. Copies of the map will be available at stops around the square and the Jackson County Courthouse during the Art Walk, but if you would like a preview, the documents are below for you to view.

Also during the Art Walk...
Jackson Heights High School Student Council will be hosting a free will donation hotdog dinner to raise money for a new dance floor.

There will be a drop box for Jackson County Tools 4 School donations, which go to help children in our community get the supplies they need for the new school year. They are still in need of highlighters, pump hand sanitizer, blue pens, black pens, scientific calculators, and some other supplies.

Here is the link to the front of the map:
Here is the link to the back of the map with the list of artists and musicians:

Featured Artist: Marty Mavrovich showing at Homestead Affordable Housing (Stop #61)
Marty Mavrovich received her BFA from the University of Kansas. She studied under Barbara Waterman-Peters At Washburn. Marty was a founding member of The Collective Gallery in Topeka and exhibited there for years. She will be showing Alaskan landscapes and animals.

1. Robert Sudlow Coming Home: A show at the Jackson County Museum traces Sudlow’s evolution as an artist.
5. Cindy Martin, Shelby Erickson, Derek Knable: This group of artist will be exhibiting Paintings, Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture.
6. Rhett Totten: Rhett is a self taught artist and Pastor of Discipleship at the First Baptist Church in Holton. His love for God's creation is seen in each of his oil paintings. Vance Lassey: Local doctor and self-taught musician
8. Sarah Devader: "Inspiration from Prairie Meadow Farm" using mixed media and watercolor. Peggy Bass- Bohemian Gypsy Studios: Peggy Bass has been a fiber artist since 1979, working with quilting, spinning, weaving, jewelry, and custom consignments.
17. Linda Brownlow: A Holton native and retired nurse who shows her creativity through painting and scrapbooking.
18. Barbara Diggs: Born in Holton, Kansas, and now retired, Barbara spends her days happily in her studio making mixed media art.
19. Cindy Reichle: Cindy has lived in Holton for about 13 years after being born in Germany and living across the country in her childhood. Art has always been inspiration and relaxation for Cindy and a way for her to show her creative side.
20. Celeste Mae Gadbury Gossett: Vintage art from Gossett who began painting in the 1940's after all nine of her children were raised.
21. Charissa Totten: Charissa has been drawn to many forms of art- she is interested in pottery, abstract painting, jewelry and crochet. She is currently learning woodcarving and to play the cello.
23. Local 4H Members: Members of local 4H clubs will show artwork created for the Jackson County Fair.
25. John Holcomb: John is an artist/illustrator from Topeka, KS. He has been working on a new series of floral paintings.
26. Boyd and Helen Plankinton: Husband and wife who design Civil War and Vintage clothing and have stories to tell.
27. Melissa Kingman Rau: Self-taught artist who has a life-long interest in many forms of art, but especially sculpting life-size figures. Karen Ford: Local teacher providing music on flute.
28. Stacie Dawn (Outside): Just got back from a London tour of her art. Chairman of Aaron Douglas Art Fair. Savhannah Draper, Cassie Holt, Breanna Teter: All young women with a love for art and the gift to produce what they see and feel in a variety of media.  Adam Amon & Chris Heineken: Music on saxophone, guitar
29. Nancy VanDonge & Carol Totten: Two local homemakers who love the beauty in art.
30. Jim Hunley: Open studio to show Jim’s photography and wedding photos by Jessica Kent of Right Now is Forever Photography.
31. Judy Swisher: Retired teacher and lover of art, Judy does masterful work with watercolor.
34. Burton Mannel: 2nd Saturdays at The Gossip will be showing exhibits of Metal Artist Burton Mannel, featuring his newest piece, a steampunk industrial Sculpture!
41. Katie Morris: Art teacher and nature lover, Katie will be showing photographs of pollinators from her backyard habitat.
42. April Lemon: Artist April Lemon is passionate about working with glass and wood, which she will showcase in her new studio and gallery on the Square.
43. Sanchez Family: Pastor Hector Sanchez and Sherry and family will play Latin music at 6:00 PM.
47. Mike Clancy: Mike pursues his love of photography with a unique photojournalistic style.
50. Danielle Meek: Danielle recently earned a BFA in Painting from Kansas State University and will be showing mixed media work that evokes feelings of memories.
53. Michelle Leivan: Michelle is a portraitist using color to capture energy, personality, and mood. Joshua Cochran:
A local artist who works with ink on stretched canvas and shoes. He specializes in pop culture icons. Fred Appelhanz: Fred is a poet and musician. He will be providing music on the hammered dulcimer and guitar.
57. Mary McCrory: Mary McCrory will showcase a selection of her oil paintings.
58. Kegan Meister: Kegan is a Holton High School student and will be showing hand-built and wheel thrown pottery. Gary Bell and the Fence Row Special: Bluegrass music. Gary says you never know what you’ll find along a fencerow.
61. Marty Mavrovich: Featured artist.
62. Sandy Studebaker-Gilbert: Sandy prefers landscapes and has been oil painting and teaching for 30 years.
63. Kathleen Cobb: Artist Kathleen Cobb shows her love of the land in her oil, acrylic, and pastel landscapes from many regions of America.
67. The Wild Child Photography: Amy Cyphers and Kim Bear will show their photography as well as vintage and refinished items.
68. Jackson County Arts Members & Students of Sandy Studebaker-Gilbert: Paintings and a variety of other art forms. Durst Family Band Future Generations: Blue Grass and country is the Rod Durst family hallmark. Ethan Fund & Aidan Allen (Outside): Music with piano and voice.

70. Katie Morris, Kathleen Cobb, Suzette McCord-Rogers, Carol Totten: See the new mural at the Linscott Park tennis courts! The mural is on the north side of 3rd street between Iowa and Wisconsin.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

1-19-15 Minutes

Jackson County Arts met Monday, January 19th at 6:00 PM at the First Baptist Church. Present were: Sandy Studebaker-Gilbert, Katie Morris, Carol Totten, Fred Appelhanz, Linda Brownlow, David Schock, Mary Schock, Marilyn Spiker

We enjoyed appetizers and snacks before addressing items on the agenda.
The Treasurer’s Report was read and approved.

Old Business
Mural at Hornet’s Nest- On hold. Tabled until further notice.
2nd Saturday in January- Carol reported. Attendees could visit the locations around the square and turn in a punch card for a drawing. Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage had three artists painted a picture on a canvas and then rotated to work on the others’ canvases. It was an enjoyable experience and all of the paintings are on display in her shop window.
Books- Members ordered books and were happy with the quality of printing. We do not feel like we can charge any more than the lowest price Blurb offers us but can make the link available if anyone wants to order a copy of the Zoo Book.

New Business
2nd Saturday- There are still spots for artist vendors each month. We discussed if we would like to have an event on April 11. Carol will be writing a story for another Storybook Art Walk. We also want to put out a call for western/cowboy themed art and will look into. Sandy will call Hutchins to see if we can have a show in their building. We will tell Suzette about the western show for grant purposes.
Painted Chairs- We discussed having artists paint chairs that would be displayed at the August Art Walk. We need to pick up cheap wooden chairs that can be painted and need to work on a phrase or theme that would tie everything together.
2nd Saturday in June- Quilting focus. The Quilt Guild is inviting artists to paint panels inspired by quilt blocks to be displayed in storefronts. The size of the canvas is at the artist’s discretion. They will have an international quilter, quilt appraiser, and military band. They will also be presenting quilts to veterans.
Thank you gift- We discussed thank you gift ideas and will continue the discussion at a future meeting.

Linda moved that we adjourn the business portion of the meeting and Carol seconded the motion.

Show and Tell
Carol showed a painting of her granddaughter taking ballet lessons that she is working on in acrylic. Marilyn brought some hand-embroidered linens. David and Mary showed the quilt paintings they made for June. Katie talked about henna and showed the mehndi designs she’s been practicing. Fred read a couple poems he wrote called “Whispers”, “Searching”, and “Escape”.

Next Meeting- Our next meeting will be Monday, February 16, 6:00 PM in the library of the First Baptist Church. Mary will demonstrate machine felting.

Dues paid by: David and Mary Schock, Fred Appelhanz, Sandy Studebaker-Gilbert, Marilyn Spiker, Carol Totten, Linda Brownlow, Rhett and Carol Totten.