Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace Blog Lynn A. Johnston Gallery Associate and Member artist

Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace Blog Lynn A. Johnston Gallery Associate and Member artist

Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace Blog by Lynn A. Johnston Gallery, Associate and Member artist

Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace Blog

Lynn A. Johnston Gallery Associate and Member artist

 (November 27, 2020) Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Now on to Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday weekend! This blog is so much more than the Gallery, but about the people that make the gallery-the artists, patrons and other wonderful characters that I am so lucky to meet, know and interact with.

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This week Jill C. Zgorzelski ( https://www.lemonstreetgallery.org/jill-zgorzelski.html ) and her friend Suann stopped in to drop off more of her art.  Krampus (and avocado) ornaments for Artistree.  Come see her other works at Lemon Street. Her cat paintings are just wonderful fun adorable works. You can also see Jill on select Sunday evenings at Union Park Tavern for “Selling Art Sundays”.  Check her Facebook art page https://www.facebook.com/jillczgorzelski orhttps://www.facebook.com/jillian.zgorzelski for schedule and what else she is up too! Or maybe run into her here at the gallery.  

Speaking of running into people – Rick Braunshausen(https://www.lemonstreetgallery.org/rick-braunshausen.html ), one of our artists stopped in Sunday.  Rick won Jill Z’s Monster Makeover last week!  I can not WAIT to see what she creates.  Rick is one of the most supportive people/artists in town (Thank you Rick for your donation to my Giving Tuesday Fundraiser), but even more notable about Rick is that he tells the most hysterical Dad jokes to come down the line.  I love when he comes in, because I know he will leave me with a groaner/SMH joke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of running into people – Rick Braunshausen(https://www.lemonstreetgallery.org/rick-braunshausen.html ), one of our artists stopped in Sunday.  Rick won Jill Z’s Monster Makeover last week!  I can not WAIT to see what she creates.  Rick is one of the most supportive people/artists in town (Thank you Rick for your donation to my Giving Tuesday Fundraiser), but even more notable about Rick is that he tells the most hysterical Dad jokes to come down the line.  I love when he comes in, because I know he will leave me with a groaner/SMH joke.

 

 

 

 

 

James Block ( https://www.lemonstreetgallery.org/james-block.html ) came in to check on things and say HI. James is primarily a watercolor artist, but does not limit is creativity to that medium.  His seasonal original watercolor cards are always in demand.  His Christmas/winter themed cards are available in Artistree now.  But look close at his photo.  Jim is wearing one of his signature creatures on his shirt.   The whimsical red flightless birds!  And if you are familiar with his works, you will see he will sneak these creatures in many of his pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was such a lovely sunny day Friday, that the Clark Family came in.  Tom, Ruth and Cherish.  Tom Clark (https://www.lemonstreetgallery.org/tom-clark.html ) is one of our long-time artists and supporters (and fabulous story-teller).  Tom’s primary medium is picassiette, or broken china mosaics. He likes to say, with a smile, “I break things”.  But what he creates from broken and normally discarded china, glass, or mirrors is not only beautiful, but brings new life to ordinary items. Tom and his granddaughter, Cherish, stopped by to spruce up (no pun intended) the picassiette planters in front of the Gallery.  While waiting for Tom’s wife Ruth to join them, Sherri Wistrom stopped in with LiliBear.  I wrote previously that the two stop by often, but LiliBear got extra pets and cuddles from Cherish on Friday!! You can just see the love in LiliBear’s eyes.  She loves being the center of attention.

Lastly, a call out to another local business and artist.  Have you checked out Donovan Scherer’s Studio Moonfall over at 5031 7th Ave https://www.studiomoonfall.com ? Donovan creates illustrated novels that takes readers of all-ages on adventures into worlds of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He has created The Color of Kenosha: Winter Wonders 2020 coloring book.  Lemon Street Gallery has a coloring page!!! You can pre-order the book too!  I just love what he has created.  Stop in the gallery for the Lemon Street Gallery coloring page. Or better yet, stop into Studio Moonfall.  Donovan is taking pre-orders (mention Lemon Street when ordering), so stop in and visit Donovan and order the complete book!! So much creativity in Kenosha!!! http://www.colorofkenosha.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks glimpse into Lemon Street and the people that make it so much fun to be a part of!  Please stop in and visit me and the other Artists, Associates and all the wonderful art at Lemon Street Gallery located at 4601 Sheridan. Or check us out at https://www.lemonstreetgallery.org/
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Stay Safe, Stay Busy, Stay Healthy

 

 

 

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(November 15, 2020) When I was asked to write or contribute to a blog about Lemon Street Gallery (LSG), I immediately agreed.  But an hour later I thought “What exactly is a ‘blog’?”.  So, referring to my friend Google, I found this definition the most helpful:

• a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.

Keeping this definition in mind, I will let the readers in on what it is like to work at a non-profit art gallery: Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace.  I will introduce you to some of the artists, patrons, students and others that make this Gallery such a jewel, for not only the Union Park neighborhood, but for Kenosha as a whole.  My first blog is an introduction to a few people and member artists that visited the Gallery on a cold, blustery Sunday- a Packer Gameday Sunday.

One of the things I enjoy most about the Gallery are the people.  I love that member artists stop in just for conversation and a cup of coffee.  Sherri Wistrom stopped in for a hot cup Sunday morning.  Sherri is a member that creates the most beautiful botanical silk pieces you will ever see.  She also works in wool and other fibers to create scarfs, shawls, and cocoons.  

Sherri usually visits with her canine buddy Lily Bear.  Lily Bear is the sweetest Wheaton Terrier you will ever come across!  Their visits bring a smile to my face and just starts the day off on a good foot-or paw!

Another pleasant surprise was one of our Clay Studio artists, Peggy Peroni visit.  Covid-19 has restricted the gallery from opening the Clay Studio to the Public, but that has not stopped some of our patrons from creating at home.  She stopped in to show me what she has been working on.  This beautiful berry bowl is stunning!  I can’t wait to see it glazed and finished.

Who else came in to visit?  Gabriel from Serendipity on 7th (4706 7th Ave.)!  It was the first time I had met him, and his first time in the Gallery.  What a great conversation-and yes-masks and at least 6 feet apart.  Gabriel is a funny, outgoing conversationalist.  We talked about how he started Serendipity on 7th, which is very interesting story in itself.  We talked art (we are in an art gallery, after all) and that his Dad is a prolific painter. Just a delight!

As I wrote previously, many artist members stop in. Mr. and Mrs. Tim Rozwadowski came in to do some Artistree shopping.  Tim is a phenomenal oil painter.  He does portraits, landscapes and still lifes. This is one currently at Gallery, but sorry people-SOLD!    You can also find Tim’s works at Anderson Art Center.

Did I mention Artistree?  Artistree is LSG Annual Holiday Gift Show.  This year it is from November 12-Christmas Eve.  This show has soooo much, I don’t know where to start.  It is giftable art, under $100, by so many talented artists and craftsmen.  Because of Covid-19 restrictions, we cannot have a normal Second Saturday reception, but our Board of Director President, Dale Mellor and member artist Morgan Adams have been doing Facebook Live receptions.  They are a fun and informative tour of what is going on the Brick Gallery.  The next Live reception is December 12 at 6:30PM.  Tune in and ask questions and view the art.

Well, I think that is about it for my first blog.  Please stop in and visit me and the other Artists, Associates and all the wonderful art at Lemon Street Gallery located at 4601 Sheridan. Or check us out at https://www.lemonstreetgallery.org/, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LemonStreetGallery and Instagram #lemonstreetgallery . We are a welcoming friendly store in the Union Park Arts District.  After visiting us, check out Re:Vision Art Gallery, Artworks, Alpaca, Serendipity on 7th and then have a meal at Union Park Tap or one of the other local establishments in Union Park.  

Stay Safe, Stay Busy, Stay Healthy

Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace is located at 4601 Sheridan Rd
Kenosha,WI 53140
262-605-4745

(This article/blog first appeared in the 11/19/20 issue of the Smart Reader)
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