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Join us for the 44th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza sponsored by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. The craft fair takes place in the Osage Center and the Show Me Center, the weekend before Thanksgiving!
This is one of the largest craft fairs in the region, and we attract artisans and crafters from all over the Midwest. Each year we display over 300 different booths selling unique handmade items-perfect for the gift-giving spirit of the season! And last year we had over 12,000 shoppers!
Ticket prices are $5 on Saturday for both days and both locations; $3 on Sunday only for both locations.
Mid-America Arts Alliance Presents: First Fridays in Kansas City. For August, experience "Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region," which takes visitors on a journey through Shaanxi Province, one of the cradles of Chinese civilization.
The artifacts included in this collection expose us to Chinese rural life and they show, in detail, traditional Shaanxi customs. They range from children’s clothing and toys to New Year’s prints and decorative household items, often embroidered with lucky figures and animals. Not only are they carefully handmade and beautiful, they also hold symbolic wishes for good luck, good marriage, and good health.
The exhibition will be open 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and will be followed by a concert from Warren Hood, son of Austin, TX music legend, Champ Hood (Uncle Walt's Band, Toni Price) from 8 p.m.to 10 p.m.
Warren began playing the violin at 11, and graduated with honors from the Berkley School of Music. Warren became recognized not only as a virtuosic fiddler, but also as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer as a founding member of the South Austin Jug Band.
The Warren Hood Band deftly mixes roots, folk, and Americana styles into an irresistible mix.
Note: Events held on the first Friday of each month only. Address above is for the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center.
Ste. Genevieve art galleries offer visitors the opportunity to view the works of local and regional artists displaying a variety of art forms. Many businesses in the historic district participate by extending their store hours during the Fourth Friday Art Walk.
Start your tour at the Welcome Center, where you can view two important art collections, as well as pick up a map to the galleries.
Refreshments are served at various locations. Take your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants and art galleries of downtown Ste. Genevieve.
Pictorial photography emerged from the shadows of a “point and shoot craft” into a style where artists strove to create painterly, romantic images. As the processes associated with photography evolved, so did the concept of photography as an art form emerge. The pure beauty of a photograph began to shine through as Modern photographers learned to capture images that had always surrounded us, yet were seldom seen.
“Pure Photography: Pictorial and Modern Photographs” includes photographers that span thematic periods and artistic styles, such as Alfred Steiglitz, Berenice Abbott, and Lewis Wickes Hine. The exhibition will be on display from Friday, May 2 – Friday, August 1, 2014 in Gallery I, II and III at the Foundry Arts Centre.
It is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 636-255-0270 or visit foundryartcentre.org.
Accompanying image Courtesy of the Syracuse University Art Collection.
"Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region" takes visitors on a journey through Shaanxi Province, one of the cradles of Chinese civilization. The capital city, Xi’an, was once the Eastern terminus of ancient Silk Road, and is famous for its ancient ruins, most notably the Mausoleum of Qui Shi Huang and his Terracotta Army. In an area outside of the city’s center lies Huxian (or Hu) County, where, since the 1950s, local artists have been producing objects similar to the 25 paintings and 14 objects found in "Vibrant Bounty."
The artifacts included in this collection expose us further to Chinese rural life and they show, in detail, traditional Shaanxi customs. They range from children’s clothing and toys to New Year’s prints and decorative household items, often embroidered with lucky figures and animals. Not only are they carefully handmade and beautiful, they also hold symbolic wishes for good luck, good marriage, and good health.
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