4500 N RAVENSWOODRAW VENUE #20
Peek inside a fully functional Ravenswood industrial space and see work from a variety of local makers, including multi-discipline artist Joan Game, quilter Sue Hansen, painter Barb Kirpluk, and a selection of new ink and acrylic works from Lilly Torres.
Joan GameDid you know the term “hen” originally was used as a term of endearment for women? With that in mind, this year at the Ravenswood ArtWalk, Joan sets up a Farmers Market complete with larger-than-life “hens” depicting noteworthy women throughout the decades, “produce” and “baked goods” made with felt, and whimsical sunflower images to brighten your walls!
Joan creates two and three-dimensional artwork, using a variety of materials including traditional materials like watercolors, and experiments with fabric, paper, wire, and more. She creates art combining her formal art training and intuition. The play between the two brings about a delightful result.
Joan’s artwork is described as colorful, joyful, and whimsical. She has participated in a variety of art shows and public art projects in Michigan, Colorado, and Chicago, as well as art exhibitions in the Morvan French countryside and the Netherlands.
Joan enjoys brainstorming on creative projects, is a proud mother of two, loving grandmother of one, and a travel-loving, tea-drinking feminist with a soft spot for the Rocky Mountains and anything that contains dark chocolate.
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My quilts are all about play: playing with color, form and movement. Color is the primary motivator and the beginning, always. The play of light against dark, of one bright against an opposite or complimentary bright, of unexpected juxtapositions, of pattern with solid all inform my color and fabric choices. From there I move to forms, looking for balance and movement between components. A successful result should bring harmony – to the viewer, and certainly to the quilter.
Sue Hansen: Quilter
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Barb KirplukI paint as a meditative process. When successful, the unique marks of a painter communicates soul to soul with the viewer. I paint the cityscapes of the world I live in, and the nature and wildlife scenes where I feel at peace.
Lilly TorresI did not get the chance to plant any flowers this year. I really missed it, so I drew them instead. Works on canvas, ink & acrylic.
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