Used Art Sale at JustGoods Gallery begins Nov. 5

From press release

Rockford Urban Ministries is hosting its Fourth Annual Used Art Sale at 201 Seventh St., Rockford, in the JustGoods Gallery.

The sale begins Friday, Nov. 5, with a special art reception from 4-7 p.m. and runs until Saturday, Nov. 27. The “used art” gallery is open during JustGoods fair trade store hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-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 Douglas Hamm, beautiful pastels of the Rockford area by Ray Schulz, textiles from Una Gail, and John Berry prints while he worked at the old Charlotte’s Web Music Center.

A beautiful oil painting by former State Sen. Vivian Hickey is a surprise donation from the artist herself. Sen. Hickey, long-time Rockford resident, has just taken up painting, and one of her first pieces is donated to the “Used Art Sale.”

Former Rockford artist John Berry has five pieces donated by various collectors. John Berry was the artist who decorated Charlotte’s Web in its heyday. He presently resides in Minneapolis and has a successful artistic career.

A large selection of used art books was donated by Rockford’s best antiquarian bookstore, the Book Stall.

The reception and gallery at JustGoods is free and open to the public, and the art is priced to sell. All proceeds benefit Rockford Urban Ministries and its partner projects. RUM’s latest project is hosting a work camp for large groups of volunteers to work on indigent people’s homes.

Donations are still being accepted for the sale. Anything that could be considered art is welcome. Donations may be dropped off at the gallery at 201 Seventh St. during store hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Or call Stanley Campbell at (815) 964-7111 for pick-up or special arrangements.

For more information, call Rockford Urban Ministries at (815) 964-7111.

From the Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2010 issue

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