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Fairfield First Fridays celebrates youth art

Mar 01, 2017

The theme for the Fairfield First Fridays event is “Youth Art: Celebrating Our Creative Future.”

Each year, March is celebrated as Youth Art Month. Youth Art Month focuses on emphasizing the importance of art, quality art programs and art education for the youth in the community.

Stop in the Fairfield Public Library from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday to see the talent of area youth.

Fairfield High School, Fairfield Middle School, Pence, Libertyville and Washington elementary schools in the Fairfield Community School District, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Home School program will have artwork by students on display.

Works in many mediums, including drawing, painting, jewelry, printmaking, sculpture, weaving, digital photography, pottery, wood works and more will be on display.

In addition to the youth art exhibit, FHS speech team members will be performing the material they recently competed with at state competition in the library’s community meeting room.

Music by Fairtown Ramblers and performances by some of the musically talented youth in the area schools also is planned.

Shops, galleries, and other venues on and near the Fairfield square also will be open Friday evening for art walk:

• Carnegie Historical Museum will have various exhibits.

• Fairfield Art Association in the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center will continue its “Needle Works” by Sue Austin, in the Main Gallery through March 31.

• Henderson’s Gallery & Framing will have work by various artists on display in its main gallery.

• ICON Gallery will have “The Art of Sandra Riegel-Wilson” in its main gallery, and Anonymous Shiva Linga Paintings with The Cloud of Unknowing – photographs by David T. Hanson on its mezzanine.

• Revelations will feature paintings by Jennifer Blair and John Schirmer, and Peter Clemens’s Yantras.

• Americus Gallery will be showing Christopher Kufner’s large-format photography on archival paper of the Tuscan countryside, original oil paintings featuring Italian/French landscapes, and figurative works. Oil paintings by Kim Kufner, new watercolor and ink paintings by Genevra Bell, pastel farm landscapes by Gordon Kellenberger, art glass vases by David Lotton, Leaping Koi sculptures by Dale Divoky, and diochroic glass jewelry by Pedro Lujano also will be exhibited.

For information about Fairfield First Fridays events, call Marla Brader at 233-8883, email fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com or visit www.fairfieldartwalk.org

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