Art, music and more on the Hilltop

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Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
Food, art and music enthusiasts flocked to West Broad Street on Sept. 12 for a summer event series known as Art Brunch. Hosted by the local gallery, 3060 Artworks, and in partnership with surrounding businesses, the morning and afternoon gathering was established to allow enthusiasts the chance to get out of the house and explore the variety of talents from artists throughout the region. Owner Kelly Reichert said that while the summer series is set to end on Oct. 10, the gallery will still host an artist reception on the first Saturday of the month (the hours are 6 to 9 p.m.) and will still be open for visitors on Fridays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For current artist information on display, visit 3060artworks.net
Artist Lee Lander demonstrates creations using alcohol ink. Lander, of Galena, said she started creating artwork with alcohol ink more than two years ago and enjoys working with the medium despite its propensity to look like a “hot mess” initially. “It can start out looking like a hot mess,” she said, “but by the end you can get some truly wonderful pieces out of it.” In addition to her demonstration on Sept. 12, several of her acrylic and mixed medium pieces are on display at the gallery.
Westside resident Tammy Cole admires the fiber art creations from Holley Morris. Cole said she would have loved to purchase one of the creations but was afraid her dog would destroy it. “My dog has already eaten two paintings,” she said “and I’m afraid she would go right for these.”
The Sounds of Ru Trio entertain during the event. From left to right, they are Jack Thompson, Rubin Traylor and Brian Farlough.

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