Riverchase Loves Art brings wide range of artists by Alyx Chandler/Hoover Sun

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For some people, their Valentine’s Day shopping was all done in one place.

On Saturday, Feb. 3. the Riverchase Women’s Club hosted their 12th Annual Riverchase Loves Art at the Riverchase Country Club, featured art in mediums ranging from pottery to glass to leather to paints. Each artist from the show was hand-picked.

“Continued partnership with the Riverchase Country Club also allowed us to have one of the best art shows we have ever had,” Art Show Chair Lynne Cooper said. “Each year just gets better and better.”

This year, they hosted 50 talented local artists, some returning and some new. The money raised at the event allows the Riverchase Women’s Club to support their chosen charities as well as the art community, Cooper said.

Read more and view additonal photos of the recent RLA show at the Hoover Sun here:



Spotlight on RIVERCHASE LOVES ART artist Anne Moore and Katie Adams — FOX 6 TV Good Day Alabama

Come and and enjoy the 12th annual RLA show tomorrow from 9-4. We hope to see you there.


Artists Kendall Boggs and Martha Marks on WBRC FOX 6 News

Looking to add some local art pieces to your house.  Artists Kendall Boggs and Martha Marks are just 2 of the many artists who will have their work on display at the 12th annual RIVERCHASE LOVES ART show this weekend!

Watch the video here: http://www.wbrc.com/clip/14093651/riverchase-loves-art-show


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RIVERCHASE LOVES ART – Spotlight on new artist GG Burns for February 3rd show

For Hoover artist G.G. Burns, art is an innate force … first bubbling out, as a 2-year olds’ crayon drawings to over 50 years of illustrating, painting and creating digital designs as a fashion illustrator, graphic designer and most recently as a mixed media artist. Today, GG specializes in holiday themed artwork that she calls “functional art – art you can use.”

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Originally from Collinsville AL, GG lived in Birmingham in the late 70’s through the early 80’s. With a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Southern Institute, GG began her career as a fashion illustrator working for retails stores such as New Ideal and Gayfers Inc., but later studied technical and digital design, which lead to employment for companies such as QMS Konica-Minolta in Mobile, AL, Lexmark International, Inc. and J. Peterman, Inc., in Lexington, Kentucky.


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Over the past few years, GG has used her years of marketing skills to brand her designs on products that have been sold all over the world. She also paints custom illustrations … pets, children and house portraits … even bridal gowns. Her complete immersions into new mediums and concepts have allowed her to cope with several serious heath challenges. GG’s favorite quote is “art helps me breath” in a world filled with stress and uncertainly.

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WEBSITE: http://gg-burns.pixels.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/gg.burns.artist/
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/gg.burns/


Thanks to WIAT 42 CBS for featuring RIVERCHASE LOVES ART artist Lucy Thomas and Joy Ledvina

Thanks to WIAT 42 CBS for featuring RIVERCHASE LOVES ART artist Lucy Thomas and Joy Ledvina.

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See the interview here: http://www.wiat.com/news/local/12th-annual-riverchase-loves-art-show-set-for-february-3rd/946718674


Birmingham’s ABC 3340 Talk of Alabama features 2 of the RIVERCHASE LOVES ART artist

Butch Oglesby and Danielle Portera were interviewed on Birmingham’s ABC 3340 Talk of Alabama today. See their interview here: http://abc3340.com/station/talk-of-alabama/talk-of-alabama-012918-riverchase-loves-art

Thanks to ABC’s 3340 for featuring two or our great artist on your show this morning!


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Artist Spotlight for the Feb 3rd RIVERCHASE LOVES ART show – Becky Bolton

Becky Bolton has developed a paper-relief technique with airbrushed porcelain slip for surface decoration on some of her clay pieces. Her “snowflake collection” is inspired by this winter season’s deep snow and frigid blasts of air. Becky is a self-employed clay artist of over forty years and exhibits in many regional art shows. She was hired as University of Montevallo Adjunct Ceramics Professor in the Fall of 2015.

Presently Becky’s work can be purchased at:

Manna Grocery & Deli / Tuscaloosa AL

Blue Phrog Gallery / Montevallo AL

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Hoover Sun features upcoming 12th annual Riverchase Loves Art show

12th annual Riverchase art show set for Feb. 3


January 19, 2018

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Jan Henger brings the lost art of “rug hooking” to the upcoming Riverchase Loves Art show on February 3, 2018.

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January 26, 2016

Heart of Dixie Rug Bees Will Display Handmade Rugs at Southern Voices Festival

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A group of hookers meets every Wednesday at the Episcopal Church of St. Francis of Assisi.

It isn’t what it sounds like; these women are rug hookers.

Rug hooking is a craft and an art form in which rugs are made by pulling yarn or other fabrics through a stiff woven base such as burlap or linen. The term “hooking” comes from the crochet-type hook used.

The Heart of Dixie Rug Bees is a group of 17 women who share their love of and dedication to the art form. Their work will be featured during the Hoover Library’s 2016 Southern Voices Festival.

Meeting for 25 years, the group’s oldest member is 93, and many of the members drive more than an hour to participate. Two members live in log cabins.

Jan Henger has been a part of the group for 13 years. She said she learned to hook from her sister. A natural artist, Henger has worked with calligraphy and stained glass, and she taught art for several years. She and her husband are docents at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

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Henger said rug hooking is more than just a hobby for her.

“Whenever you design a rug, part of the process is choosing colors and I even dye my own wool. It’s like watercolor or any painting – if you don’t use the right colors the result won’t be what you hope.”

Just as clay is the medium for making pots; wool is the medium for rug hooking. And just as there are many styles of painting, hooking has many different looks.

For more info read the entire article here:


Pottery Artist Lindsey Kelly returns to the Riverchase Loves Art show for the Febuary 3rd 2018 show.

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is a rising young artist from Birmingham, Alabama who received her BFA from Auburn University.  An internship at the Shelby County Arts Council in Columbiana, Alabama, is where she experienced a working community studio and found her interest in pursuing pottery as a career.  Interaction with experienced potters and artists at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in New Castle, Maine served as an opportunity to explore, experiment, and reflect.   Lindsey displays her work throughout Alabama, participating in over thirty local art shows and events annually including the Moss Rock Festival, River Clay Fine Arts Festival, and the Birmingham Artwalk. She creates decorative pottery that is functional, allowing each piece to be used daily or elegantly displayed to accentuate a room.

For more info visit: http://www.lindseykellypottery.com/



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