Strathmore Artist Papers was at our recent Art on the Town sharing art supplies with our community so more of us can create art. Here is a note from the event organizer:
Hello! I wanted to send a quick thank you to both of you and Appleton Downtown Inc. for being so easy to work with this summer for our “Create More, Share More, Strathmore” paper drop events. As part of the campaign we had a video made of the final event which features downtown Appleton and “Art on the Town” quite nicely. I thought you might be interested in seeing it.
Strathmore Artist Papers™
Coventry Glassworks & Gallery Presents:
Something Old….Something New
Sept. 18 6-9pm
during “Art on the Town”
Coventry Glassworks and Gallery
514 West College Ave., Appleton
PARK(ing) DAY is an annual, worldwide event where artists, activists and citizens independently (but simultaneously) turn metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks and other spaces for people to enjoy. PARK(ing) Day is intended to promote creativity, civic engagement, critical thinking, unscripted social interactions, generosity and play.
Amanda Cupcake will be at Angels Forever / Windows of Light with her magnificent cup cake creations…..complimentary to the first 150 cup cake connoisseurs!
Angels Forever / Windows of Light will be converting their parking stalls into a Fairy Wonderland where you can take your picture as a gnome or fairy or pose with one of our fairy cut outs.
A listing of all of the venues, parking space conversions, artists and a map can be found at
Appleton Downtown’s website.
Stroll The Avenue or catch a free ride on the Downtown Cool Trolley to explore and enjoy rhythm and music, performing arts, visual arts and even the art of food and beverage!
Friday, August 21st
“Paint the Town”
Angels Forever – Windows of Light meet, view and purchase the art of Andrea Salchert
“I am a psychic artist from Stevens Point, Wisconsin. I am really passionate about combining personal development with artistic pursuits. I believe, creativity is the driving force for change that guides everything to grow and evolve.
My primary focus is working in the encaustic medium. I combine beeswax, damar resin, and various pigments to paint predominantly on wood panels. Encaustic paint must be warm to be worked, so I use a variety of irons, torches, and other heated tools. The advantage of working with wax is the visual depth that can be created by painting layer upon layer of translucent medium. When pressure is applied, through scraping and polishing, the medium is left more transparent. It takes effort and finesse to achieve the surface texture that suits me. My method certainly is a dance of sorts between development and destruction-both creative and personal.”
Enjoy complimentary Vande Walles Chocolates as you view Andrea’s art!
A listing of all of the venues and artists can be found at Appleton Downtown’s website
ART on the TOWN is every 3rd Friday of the Month, from 6-9 pm through September
Coventry Glassworks and Gallery presents two local artists – Greg Bracken
“From Cows to Corgis (and landscapes too)” and Pat Dobberke “New Dancers”.
Opening reception is during Art on the Town, August 21, 6 – 9 p.m.
Greg Bracken is offering two of his pastels for a silent auction to take place
during the opening reception. All of the proceeds from the auction will
benefit Soi Dog Foundation and Humane Society International.
Soi Dog Foundation is a not-for-profit organization located in multiple
countries including: Thailand, USA and Australia. Soi Dog helps the homeless,
neglected and abused dogs and cats of Thailand, works to end the dog meat
trade throughout the region, and responds to animal welfare disasters and
Humane Society International is one of the only international animal
protection organizations in the world working to protect all animals.
Greg Bracken is well known locally for his animal portraits and increasingly
for his impressionistic landscapes.
Pat Dobberke continues to investigate the human form in motion. She has
recently been involved in local ballet and will be exhibiting new pieces
representing various dancers.
Coventry Glassworks & Gallery is located at 514 W. College, Appleton, WI
Join us for Art on the Town – Chalk on the Town is Friday, July 17th. Coventry Glassworks will be featuring the oil paintings of Brian Kemp from 6 – 9 pm.
Recently more attention is being given to the positive effect of art for your mind. Really! It gives the left side of your brain a chance to relax while it stimulates the right side of the brain and helps to ward off cognitive impairment according to a recent study by the Mayo Clinic http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-hlth-0520-keeping-your-wits-20150514-story.html.
Many adults realize how much they enjoyed activities like chalking, coloring and painting after they have children (or possibly when their friends and family members do and they get to play with those children). But then when the children outgrow those activities, too often the adults put those pastimes away again. Now however, we are seeing a resurgence in artistic activities. As evidence, search adult coloring books online and you’ll be amazed at the wealth of resources available.
In Downtown Appleton we are fortunate to have creative outlets available to us anytime. Check out The Fire, Pinot’s Palette or The Travelling Palette which are available on an on-going basis for painting, glasswork, tiling and more for a reasonable fee. Or check out these upcoming free community opportunities :
1. Chalk On The Town: On July 17, join fellow art lovers to create and view chalk creations on the sidewalk in Houdini Plaza and up and down College Avenue all day! You don’t have to be an “artist” to participate. Anyone who likes to draw with chalk and has an idea for a Summer In The City drawing is welcome! http://appletondowntown.org/events/event-highlights/art-on-the-town
2. Community Mosaic Project: Help assemble a seven-foot American flag mosaic with over 20,000 mosaic pieces at the Downtown Appleton Farm Markets on July 18 and 25 outside the Trout Museum of Art. Or help complete the project at Art at the Park on July 26.
3. Paint On The Town: On August 21, join fellow community members to paint a Summer in the City mural outside the Trout Museum of Art during Art On The Town 6-9pm. Or create your own masterpiece.
On Friday, July 17th Chalk on the Town “Summer in the City” will again feature the work of local chalk artists on College Avenue. Come and watch Lisa Sell chalk in front of Angels Forever – Windows of Light create another amazing work of chalk.
A favorite of Chalk on the Town, Lisa Sell, Mixed Media Fantasy Artist has won Chalk on the Town every year she has participated!
Kids can chalk from 2- 4 pm in City Center and then from 6 – 9 pm enjoy “Garden Spirit”
Celebrating the awakening of nature in Wisconsin and in ourselves inside Angels Forever – Windows of Light.
Multimedia Paintings by Sarah Birschbach.
Energized by the beauty of Wisconsin’s long-awaited summer, this series of paintings celebrates the surprising and dramatic awakening of nature in our environment and in ourselves.
Artist Sarah Birschbach has been a mixed media painter, silk painter, and jewelry designer for more than a decade. She’s also enjoyed many years as an arts advocate for our extraordinary community of local artists. Her show at Windows of Light will feature mixed media works, inspired by these wild summer months when mother nature pulls out all the stops and fills the world with color and light.
Sarah’s studio is in Stockbridge, housed in a beautiful, hundred year old church rectory. Her jewelry can be found at Hilbert Art and Antiques, and her paintings at regional shows or by appointment at the studio. Click to contact Sarah.
Enjoy complimentary Vande Walles Chocolates as you view Sarah’s art!
Kudos to Appleton Downtown for bringing Chalk on the Town to our monthly Art on the Town event. I have watched it grow in participation and talent, and truly enjoy seeing how the creative minds interpret the chosen theme. There are some very talented people who know how to use the chalk medium, that result in beautiful drawings on our downtown sidewalks. On the other hand, the event also draws kids and families and anyone willing to pick up some chalk and get down on their hands and knees. I appreciate that it is all inclusive.
I wish I could include myself in that pool of experts, but I can’t. Though I have taken part in the event for three years, and will join again next month, my drawing will again be simple. You see, although I have a creative mind and artistic talents, I rarely draw. Once a year to be exact, on the third Friday in July. Talents lacking, it is a challenge, but one I’m up for again this year.
I will park myself in front of City Center and give it a shot. Bob and Meg from the Green Gecko are my cheerleaders and they see to it that I am fed and well hydrated. In return, my drawing always includes their gecko logo. They’re good friends and we make a great team.
See you on the sidewalk.
Chalk on the Town 2015
July 17, 2-9pm
Chalk fun for the whole family all day!
2-4pm for kids in Houdini Plaza. This year’s chalk theme is “Summer In The City”.
No registration is necessary for children. Adults (& older children who want to have their chalk judged) should register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chalk-on-the-town-summer-in-the-city-tickets-17341293275
Studio 213 is featuring the art of shiny glass from Emilie Steinmann for this month’s Art on the Town this Friday.
Emilie Steinmann (Ooh, Shiny! Art Glass) is a Fox Valley native, married and has a daughter. Emilie does fused glass art, she has been learning glass working techniques since her teens. She pulls her inspiration from her late mother who got her started, this keeps her memory alive and “shiny!”