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Galena Center for the Arts

219 Summit St Galena, Illinois 61036 | 815.777.0410
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Celebrating regional art in its many forms: special exhibits, performances, regional artwork gallery, photography from the historic Alfie Mueller collection.

Upcoming Happenings

Tie-Dyeing workshop, Jan. 20 Laura Scoles guides participants through the process of tie-dying two cotton tea towels using professional dyes and methods for colorfast results. Modern tie-dye is considered an American art form, which was born out of traditional Japanese shibori and Ikat weaving. Participants learn folds to create a heart pattern. Wear old clothes or an apron. Laura will provide everything you need to make two towels. When: Jan. 20 Where: Galena Center for the Arts Time: 10 a.m.-Noon Cost: $28.50 Please call to register by January 13th. 779-214-0261 Everyday Mysteries, book signing and reading, Jan. 27 Karen Stockwell will read poetry from her book, Everyday Mysteries, and have copies available for sale and signing. What are “everyday mysteries”? In the context of this volume they are the things we all ponder: the nature of love, making sense of a violent world, how to nurture ourselves and our families. In solving the large and small mysteries we encounter every day, we are able to discover ourselves and the meaning of our lives. She will also present her marbled paper and fabric, made into prints, cards, and scarves, which will be for sale in the gift shop. When: Jan. 27 Where: Galena Center for the Arts Time: 2 p.m. Cost: Free Women of the Americas, art by Janet Checker Exhibit: Opening Reception, Feb. 9 and exhibit every Thur. through Sun. until Apr. 8 Women of the Americas is a series of seventeen paintings Janet Checker, a long-time Galena resident, has been working on for the last three years. The paintings are depictions of indigenous women from both North and South America in native dress and place in society. This solo exhibition will be shown in the Special Exhibit Gallery through April 8. No charge to attend. When: Feb. 9 opening reception and exhibit every Thur. through Sun 1-4 p.m. until April 8. Where: Galena Center for the Arts Time: 5 p.m. on Feb 9. and 1-4 p.m. every Thur. through Sun. until Apr. 8 Cost: Free -Open All Year -Wheelchair Accessible