Fourth Friday Art Walk Highlights

Local galleries, studios and other art spaces will host the Fourth Friday Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday, April 26.

The 2019 Fourth Friday Art Walk season, promoted by the Gallery Association of Ste. Genevieve, brings established professional and amateur artists from Ste. Genevieve and across the region to exhibit in Ste. Genevieve art spaces. Art Walks can feature complimentary finger foods, refreshments, wine tasting and meet-the-artist receptions at downtown art spaces.

All openings and after-hours events are free and open to the public.

Highlights for this month’s art walk include:

  • Merchant Street Gallery will host nationally recognized watercolor fresco painter, Ali Cavanaugh, with her new book.
  • 109 North Main Street features the artwork of Terri Cavins from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • The Hands On History House (Linden House) on South Main Street will feature student artists from St. Joseph’s School.
  • Rustik Sand Kandles will feature art on canvas, glass and and “found treasure” by Shellie Schmelze.
  • The Matthew Ziegler Gallery at the Felix Valle House State Historic Site features paintings by Art Colony founder Matthew Ziegler and other notables.
  • At Rust on North Main, six local artisans will display their diverse creations, including rustic candle cans, artful crochet and hand-knit items, paper filigree jewelry, paintings, and one-of-a-kind painted boxes.
  • At the Sainte Genevieve Winery, the featured artist for the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild is Dianne Dickerson.
  • E-Klek-TiX on North Main will feature new art by Jean Rissover with a spring theme.
  • Ashley Borowiak’s work will be featured in the Lee Borowiak office lobby.
  • At the Welcome Center, Diane Wilson presents her 3-D acrylic photography.
  • At Lewsi Winery on North Main, the theme will be animals with Brenda Thompson’s paintings, owl pottery and Suzanne Thompson’s hand-dyed silk scarves.
  • ASL Pewter showcases the work that won the Merit Award for metal at Art in the Loop this month in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Sassafras Creek Originals features many colonial styled artisans.
  • Modern Primitive features watercolor frescos by o*Live.
  • The Centre for French Colonial Life will feature artists Erin Elizabeth and Anita Alsup. Alsup, a Ste. Genevieve resident and Ste. Genevieve Art Guild member, will display paintings in her preferred medium, oils on canvas, which she adopted after studying with professor Jim Wilson. Elizabeth is a frequent exhibitor in Kansas City, where she is known for her visual storytelling. Her paintings, often inspired by literature and music, employ juxtaposed imagery to evoke emotions in the viewer — or begin a new story.

Founded in 2018, the Gallery Association of Ste. Genevieve is an initiative to help coordinate and promote art spaces within the historic district. For a map and more information visit stegenartwalk.blogspot.com.

(Information in a release from the Gallery Association of Ste. Genevieve.)

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