Art association plans ‘Art & Wine Experience’
While “Canvas & Wine” events are sweeping the country, the Fairfield Art Association has decided to present an “Art & Wine Experience” during Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walks.
“We want to add another element of art during Fairfield’s art walks, something visitors can participate in and experience,” said Suzan Kessel, the group’s volunteer director.
The inaugural Art & Wine Experience — wine-glass painting — will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday in the art association’s studio at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
Presentations of the how-to process for adults, with or without art experience, will begin at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., with instructors Kessel and Nancy Huebner.
Kessel said spouses and friends will enjoy the experience of doing something artsy together and having a glass of wine. She added other beverages also will be available, including sodas, bottled water, coffee, tea or something from the convention center’s concessions.
The $20 fee includes one drink, a wineglass to paint, use of the art association’s permanent glass paints and instruction.
Everyone will take home their original master piece designer glass. If so inspired during the evening, participants can purchased and paint additional glasses for $3 each.
The glass painting will take about an hour, so participants can come and create, and then move on during the Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk or go out to dinner.
The art association’s classroom space and seating is limited in the studio, but participants will be added as others finish, and if need be, the event will expand into the atrium lobby.
Future Art & Wine Experiences will include printmaking, jewelry, painting canvas, drawing and more. A variety of local artists will instruct the different media.
The art association’s event, although patterned after the current rage, will offer an original art experience rather than mass-produced look-alike canvases, said Kessel.
“This is Fairfield after all,” she said, “and we want to encourage original creations along with the fun atmosphere.”
Questions about the Art & Wine Experience can be directed to Kessel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fairfield Art Association’s exhibit of fiber art continues in the Main Gallery, showcasing art quilts by Iowa Art Quilters. The display will remain up through end of November.