Rockford Urban Minstries hosts ‘Used Art Sale’ in January

From press release

Rockford Urban Ministries (RUM) is hosting its third annual “Used Art Sale” in January, and you are welcome to visit the gallery at 201 Seventh St., Rockford.

The sale begins Friday, Jan. 8, and runs through the month. The “used art” gallery is open during JustGoods fair trade store hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or call (815) 964-7111 for special showings.

A variety of art has been donated so far: oil and watercolor paintings, photographs by Jeff Swanberg, textiles from Una Gail, and a statue by John Verl McNamara (all are Rockford artists). Former Rockford artist John Berry has four pieces donated by various supporters. The largest piece is a portrait of Albert Einstien.

JustGoods art gallery is free and open to the public, and the art is priced to sell.

All proceeds benefit RUM and its partner projects. RUM’s latest project is hosting a work camp for large groups of volunteers to work on indigent peoples’ homes.

Donations are still being accepted for the sale. If you have anything that could be considered art, and would like to help, donate it to the gallery at 201 Seventh St. during store hours. Or, call Stanley Campbell at (815) 964-7111 for pick-up or special arrangements.

For more info, call RUM at (815) 964-7111.

From the Jan. 6-12, 2010 issue

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