Rockford’s Midway Village Museum will host the Rockford Egg Art Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25.
New to the show this year is the recognition of one of the exhibitors as the Featured Egg Artist. This year’s featured artist is Rockford resident Gloria Fine.
Although Fine enjoys low relief carving on ostrich and emu eggshells, her specialty is intricate lacework carving of chicken and goose eggshells. Her goal is to enhance the beauty of each egg’s natural shape and color.
Fine has been carving eggshells for 14 years and has been displaying them at the Rockford Egg Art Show for 13 years. In 2002, she was honored to provide the Illinois egg for the annual American Egg Board Easter egg display at the White House, and then chosen to design and carve an egg to be presented to then-First Lady Laura Bush.
Also new this year is the People’s Choice Award. Visitors to the show will determine next year’s Featured Egg Artist.
Admission is $7 adults and $5 children (ages 3-17). Museum members are free. To purchase tickets online, visit www.midwayvillage.com.
A “create your own egg” class for beginners will be Friday, March 23. Cost is $10. E-mail RockfordEggShow@charter.net to register.
The Egg Show is presented by the Illinois Eggers Association.
From the March 21-27, 2012, issue