By Gale Ketteler
Womanspace Program Coordinator & Marketing Specialist
Calling all art lovers! Womanspace has amassed an impressive collection over the past 36 years, and it’s time to share the bounty. Starting Oct. 28, the public is invited to view more than 50 select pieces in our galleries and online and then make sealed bids.
This Legacy Art Sale starts with a minimum bid (some as low as $20!) on a variety of oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, prints, ink drawings, weavings and pottery. To increase your chances of getting the works you want for your home or office, bid the top amount you are able. You won’t know what anyone else is bidding, so you have to decide what these works of art are worth to you! The person with the highest and earliest bid will be awarded purchase rights at the closing reception Nov. 11 in Gallery 1 at Womanspace. This is a rare opportunity to purchase unique art and help support our worthy nonprofit at the same time. Meantime, you have until Oct. 20 to see the Body Fantastic art exhibit in Gallery 1 and the Clay Bodies in Gallery 3, sponsored by David Boccignone of Ameriprise Financial.
Want to try your own hand at creating art? Visit www.womanspace-rockford.org to get our free e-news or register online. Get even more connected by becoming a member today. Twelve-month memberships start at $50, and you’ll save a bundle on class fees. In the next month, we have Sculpture, Acrylic & Oil Painting, Personal Travel Altars, Collage for Fun, and Wheel-Thrown Raku Pottery. You can also learn about whimsical Spanish painter and sculptor Joan Miró at an Art Lecture with Dorothy Bock Oct. 20.
Sue Hoople has led our EarthMatters discussion group for five years. Oct. 12, she presents research on Coal Power, including the surprising destination of much of our supply. As an extra enticement, bee-keeper Fiona is bringing a small jar of free local honey for each guest. Sandra J. Slaga, attorney at law, sponsors our Lunch and Learn programs, with Foam Roll Your Way to Good Posture, led by Denise Nichols Oct. 19, and Hinduism with Professor Kanwal Prashar Nov. 2.
A special treat is Kelly Epperson’s and Jim Simmons’ Introduction to Sacred Sound Oct. 26 with Tibetan singing bowls! Come back Nov. 8 for Dorothy Bock’s monthly Insight Meditation class. There’s Yoga for Women every Thursday morning, and Kathryn Newton enlightens both men and women in a six-week class teaching the Foundations of Yoga, starting Oct. 13.
Make plans now to join us for our FREE Thanks and Giving Breakfast Nov. 17 as we extend our gratitude to everyone who has supported us over the past 36 years, and introduce new friends to our vibrant future Connecting, empowering, creating and transforming our world — one woman at a time. Let us know if you can attend. Even better, serve as a table captain and invite your friends and business acquaintances to sit with you!
Gale Ketteler is program coordinator & marketing specialist at Womanspace, a not-for-profit founded in 1975 and located on a 7-acre campus a half-mile west of Rock Valley College off Spring Brook and Applewood at 3333 Maria Linden Drive in Rockford. Regular office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Info at (815) 877-0118, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/Womanspace and www.womanspace-rockford.org.
From the Oct. 12-18, 2011, issue