YOU ARE INVITED: ‘An Artful Presence’ at Tall Grass

An Artful Presence at Tall Grass
The Annual Holiday Show, An Artful Presence, opens at Tall Grass on November 16. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Have you ever wished you could give someone a gift, such as a piece of jewelry or clothing, that would be totally unique – instead of something mass produced and sold in a department store? Have you ever wished you could hang something handcrafted on your tree or hung something artistic on your wall that is one-of-a-kind? Have you ever wished to send holiday cards that none of your friends will ever receive from anyone else? Then come to Tall Grass Arts Association Gallery for your holiday shopping!

The annual holiday show, “An Artful Presence”, opened on Friday, November 16. It will run through January 13, 2013. The gallery is open 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. It is located in Downtown Park Forest, adjacent to Village Hall.

The holiday show features artworks by a large number of Tall Grass artists. The works have been specially priced for holiday gift giving. The artworks include paintings, prints, photographs and pastels. There are three-dimensional works including wooden bowls, ceramics and glass. A large selection of necklaces, earrings and pins are available. They range from jewelry made from blown glass to semi-precious stones. The show includes hand-painted porcelain ornaments and dishes, hand-made holiday cards and hand-knit scarves, socks and hats. There is also a selection of items handcrafted in Kenya.

Gisele Perreault, curator of the show, commented, “Many of the works were created by Park Forest Art Fair artists. Phil Sapienza will be showing t-shirts with his quirky, humorous drawings. MaryAnn Tryzna will be showing holiday cards with her prize-winning artwork. John Flynn has created letter openers, seam rippers and styluses, made especially for this exhibit, along with his pens and Ray Luckhaupt will be showing his wooden bowls. Altogether, there will be more than 30 participating artists and a great selection.”

President of Tall Grass Arts Association, Janet Muchnik, added, “Shoppers at the Holiday Show may wish to give their friends and family a gift certificate from Tall Grass. The recipients will then have the pleasure of selecting something from the holiday show themselves.”