Saturday, March 14, 2015
I am so excited to be a part of this gallery with my dear friends and fabulous jewelry artists Maryann & Rick Frietsche. You can find their beautiful work at www.Siverstudiojewelry.com.
Dreams of having a downtown gallery in Winona, that’s been our dream for several years now. Finally a dream is becoming a reality!
On April 16th we will open the Island City Gallery and begin a new phase as artists/gallery managers. We will see where this adventure takes us and invite everyone to explore the art of the Winona area.
There are two main reasons for opening the gallery One, so we can have a place to show our jewelry and Julie Johnson’s artwork, and so we can provide a place for local artists to show their artwork. It’s a combination of these two goals that gave us the idea to invite several 3D artists from Winona – the Island City – to join us in our inaugural show.
With the inaugural show we begin our journey. We are introducing a place where people can see creations from artists’ workshops in Winona and the surrounding area and meet the artists who live among them. So, mark your calendar, the show begins April 16th and the artists' reception is from 4pm - 7pm. And be sure to ask artists questions while you have a chance. It's so interesting to find out what it takes to build these creations!
A little gallery on 3rd St. is a small place, but we are putting our hearts into the planning and hope that it opens up a new chapter in the art scene in Winona.
Our regular gallery hours will be: Thursdays 11am - 5:30pm, Fridays 11am - 5:30pm, & Saturdays 10am -3pm.
Thank you and we hope to see you there!
Maryann, Rick & Julie