Come and and enjoy the 12th annual RLA show tomorrow from 9-4. We hope to see you there.
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
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.”
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.
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.
Thanks to WIAT 42 CBS for featuring RIVERCHASE LOVES ART artist Lucy Thomas and Joy Ledvina.
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!
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
“Painting is my joy! It is the happiness I find in living each day. Although I have worked with and been inspired by many talented artists I am mostly self taught. I continue to experiment with texture, color, and mixing mediums aspiring to develop my own unique style. I hope to create art that catches the eye and brings forth a smile.”
~ Sondra Barton
A nomadic past with a focus on environmental conservation and humanitarian services has exposed Kami to global influences in design and culture and has fostered her desire to create functional and visual art with an ecological sensitivity.
As a second generation fiber artist, she freely explores the traditional art of wet felting, the fusing of raw fibers into a textile form with soap, water, and agitation, as well as the contemporary techniques of nuno (fabric) and laminate (multi fabric layer) felting.
She combines renewable natural fiber resources, reclaimed silk sari and clothing fabrics, and her own hand dyed silk fabrics and fibers to organically create each of her works of art. She allows the materials she uses, and influences and experiences in her life, past and present, to guide her instinctively in color and design.
An award winning fiber artist, Kami currently resides in Alabama, where she has been creating and teaching in her studio since 2014. Her work is available at juried fine art shows, and in galleries around the United States.
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Helene was born in Rive de Geir, France. She became a naturalized American citizen when she was 10. Her path has led through Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Slovenia and Germany. She has resided in Booneville Mississippi for the past 15 years where she works out of her on premise studio. She and Ray, her late husband of 27 years have one son, Mark.While she has maintained a full time studio for the past eighteen years her experience also includes teaching pottery and silversmith, semi-precious stone carving/polishing, marketing, illustration and advertising.Her organic sculptures with their varied textures and colors echo the forms and colors of the earth. I love all colors and enjoy observing forms in our existence here — a seed bursting from the earth, a fish alive with it’s glitter of color, a microscopic pattern.My wish is that my work transfers these precious miraculous moments of life.~ HeleneHelene Fielder – Sculptures
Love Me Knots Designs, as a company, started about 5 years ago. We enjoyed selling locally to family and friends in the Northport and Tuscaloosa area.
In 2015, we met each other through our children’s soccer involvement. Between the two of us, we have 5 children. Being great friends and business partners has been a wonderful blessing for both of us!
Suzanne works full time as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the local school system and Christie is a stay-at-home mom in which she is very involved in the local schools and sports teams of her children. We enjoy traveling to local craft fairs and meeting new people. We currently have our merchandise in 4 stores in Alabama.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and our reasonable prices. We enjoy creating custom orders too! It is obvious that we love leather and pearls along with rustic metal and beads. Please contact us if we can make something special for you!
~ Suzanne Dabbs and Christie Evans
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