Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace Blog by Lynn A. Johnston Gallery, Associate and Member artist
Joseph Vigniri ( www.DrawJoseph.com ) and Shelby Nesmith have set up the Draw Joseph show and it is just a wonderful body of works.
This show features works by Kenosha artists that have drawn Joseph over the years. One of these local artists that has his works featured is John Terhardt. John’s two pieces are titled “Anaconda” and “Ridem Joseph”. John told me his inspiration for “Anaconda” was that it was one of his first drawing sessions with Joseph. That evening Joseph came into the draw after modeling at 5-6 other venues throughout the state and the day. Joseph seemed exhausted, in John’s words. John was thinking Joseph was all consumed by all the travel, thus consumed by the snake. There is so much local talent in this show, so please do not miss it! Because of COVID-19, Joseph is not conducting in-person draws. But he is not going to stop him, so he is doing live draws on Tuesdays 6-8:30pm via Zoom. Go to DrawJoseph.com to register.
The Draw Joseph show is open from January 2 through February 14, 2021.
Lemon Street closed another successful Artistree show in the Brick Gallery. Artistree is our annual giftable art show that runs from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. A few of our wonderful artists stopped in before we opened to pick up pieces. Becky, Lisa and their buddy, Molly Bigalke stopped in. Their Mom, Melody Bigalke, is a long-time Artist member. Melody does fantastic gourd pieces, that look like ceramic bowls in their intricacy. Becky and Lisa are very talented in their own right as print makers. Becky and Lisa own Rudbeckia.Press (https://facebook.com/Rudbeckia.press ) so check them out and Like/Follow these two sisters and Melody’s work at the gallery. Melody will be one of our Featured Artists in the Brick gallery later this year (September 17-October 24), so you can see her recent body of works too.
Julie Schilf and her aussies, KodaBear and GingerBerry came in at the end of the day to check schedules. Julie is one of our ceramic artists and does such whimsical, yet functional pieces. From sculptures to clocks, rattles, bells, bowls, cups and platters. Julie will be a Featured Artist too this year – April 2 through May 9, so mark your calendars. You can visit her page on Facebook at CrackPot Studios – Julie Schilf. A bit of exciting news is Julie’s son, Michael Schilf, won Best Crime Film at the 2020 Los Angeles Film Awards. The film is called “The Fixer” #TheFixer. It is a very proud moment for Julie and Michael. I can’t wait to see it!
The Gallery has recently accepted some new very talented artists in the past month. I will share their works in my next blog. But if you can’t wait till then, stop in Fridays and Saturdays 11-5pm or Sundays 11-4pm to see the works in person.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s glimpse into Lemon Street and the people that make it so much fun to be a part of! Please stop in and visit me, or our Director, Beth Dary and the other Artists, Associates and all the wonderful art at Lemon Street Gallery located at 4601 Sheridan.
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Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace is located at 4601 Sheridan Rd
(This article first appeared in the 1/14/21 issue of the Smart reader)
December 13, 2020) It was a relatively quiet weekend at the Gallery, but I still had many people stop in to say HI!
Joseph Vignieri of Draw Joseph https://drawjoseph.com/ and Shelby Nesmith stopped in to go over artworks for an upcoming show in January. Joseph used to have his Tuesday Draw at Lemon Street, but he has moved to a huge studio at 16th Street in Racine and does Zoom live draws on Tuesday nights. Stay tuned for more details, but Joseph never fails to entertain us with his music, stories and art.
Bobby Childers stopped in. She creates the most interesting Steam punk jewelry and boxes you will ever see. We want to also congratulate her on winning entry in the We Vote” Exhibition. She also came in third place. First place winner was our own Terry Evans and Second place went to Kate Peterson. Congratulations to ALL the participants! It was a cool exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Women’s right to vote. Well done all!!
ARTISTREE is still going at full speed. So much original art and gifts to be found in our annual show. One of the most popular gifts is from Pampered Pups www.pamperedpupstreats.com Jane Powers and Arianna Ruiz were in replenishing the beautiful and unique treats for our canine family members. In fact, they look good enough for human consumption! Our Holiday Gift Show continues through Christmas Eve, so stop in and shop for one of a kind jewelry, art, scarfs, mittens and so much more.