Phyllis Alder (left), a Visions of Hope board member, and quilter Ellen Attala invite the public to stop by Gallery on High in London to view the West Jefferson Heirloom Quilters quilt show.
“Downtown London 1938 by Pam Stanforth is one of 12 original pieces of art featured in a calendar now available for purchase.
“Barnback with Farmhouse by Georgetta Darr is one of 12 original pieces of art featured in a calendar now available for purchase.
(Posted Oct. 6, 2011)
Interact with the London Visual Arts Guild and, at the same time, support artists, art programs and charitable causes. For more information about any of the following events, visit www.londonvisualartsguild.org or call (740) 852-7727.
Art quilts by members of the Heirloom Quilters of West Jefferson are on display at Gallery on High, 5 E. High St., London, through Oct. 30.
The gallerys hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Arts Guild invited the public to celebrate Halloween at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Studio 7, 7 E. High St., London. Costumes are required. A $5 donation at the door would be appreciated. Cazan Craft redware plates will go to winners of a chili cookoff, pumpkin-carving contest and costume contest. Door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, karaoke and games also are planned.
2012 Calendar Sale
Thirty-six artists entered the Visions of Hope first annual calendar contest. The community voted, and the top 12 entries are featured in the calendar. All are Madison County-related. The calendars are $10 and available for purchase at: Gallery on High, 5 E. High St., London; Piccadillies, 62 S. Main St., London; First United Methodist Church, 52 N. Main St., London; and The Abbey, 93 W. Main St., West Jefferson.
The artists donated the use of their art for the calendar, and Edward and Michelle Goodyear sponsored the project.
All proceeds will benefit Visions of HopesLift Up On High. The program provides lodging in a four-unit apartment building to single mothers and their children. One apartment is occupied 24/7 by an on-site problem solver.
Visions of Hope works with county family advocates to place families who would otherwise be homeless. Lift Up furnishes the apartments and links occupants to resources for babysitting, continuing education and other support.
Silent Art Auction
The Arts Guild will hold its third annual silent art auction in November to benefit Visions of Hope. The auction is the main source of funding for Gallery on High. All proceeds go directly to taxes and utilities to keep the gallery open.
The group is accepting donations of visual art pieces for the fund-raiser. Items can be dropped off at the gallery during regular business hours.