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Rising from the Ashes: Gallery Showing at Vine Arts Center
September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This fall marks the end of a year of shows at the Vine Arts Center with artwork from community members, gallery members and an artist from Iowa. Our members are preparing to celebrate that with “Rising From The Ashes” on September 16 from 6:00 to 9:00. The following week on Sept 23rd and 24th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM the gallery will be open during LoLa (League of Longfellow Artists). The gallery is open on Saturdays during shows from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Other events may be scheduled.
Work will be shown by members Anita White (the artist who created that great Longfellow map on our postcards and stickers!), Aribert Munzner, Candace Carlson, Gordon Coons, John Box, Julie Liebelt, Kat Corrigan, Kathleen Crook, Kathleen Davis, Kim Pickering, Leah Bukovchan-Gossom, Lori Grafing, MasakoOnodera, Raven Miller, Reime Jahr, Rick Pirtle, Rubin Latz, Sarah Hopkins, Stephen Hoffer, Sue Kolstad, Tanya Beyer, Thrace Soryn, Wendy Henry. The artists have continued to work during Covid and through the rebuilding of the gallery.
Last year when The Vine Arts Center reopened with the annual Member Show and a celebration of the new space it was dedicated to Howard Gelb who encouraged the artists to establish the gallery in his building. After over two years of reconstruction, The Vine Arts Center and Ivy Building For The Arts were able to reopen. In 2020 after being closed because of Covid, during the civil unrest a wayward spark fell on the building roof and caused the fire. Neighbors and tenants gathered hoses and kept the fire from spreading as best they could until the fire department was able to get there a few hours later. The building experienced a lot of damage from smoke, water, and some flames. This required reconstruction of most of it.
The rebuild of the center has been possible through the generous contributions of organizations and individuals. It has been fortunate to receive private donations as well as grant money.
We introduced a new policy of providing a sign language interpreter for the opening shows. We will continue this for openings the rest of this year.
Vine Arts Center is a non-profit, member-run organization supporting emerging and established artists, partnering with the community, and providing space and support for visiting shows and events.