Group Show Runs through Dec. 24 at Ainsworth Gallery
The Ainsworth-Gallery presents its’ annual group show featuring several long time gallery artists. The exhibit is on display now and will run until Dec. 24 at 721 Taylor Street in Joliet.
Back by popular demand local artist Beverly Decman will display hand-blown crystal glass ornaments. She fashions each unique piece over an open flame. (Don’t try this at home) Her vibrant colors come from bits of stained glass not from dyes or anything painted on. Because of the nature of the process each ornament is one of a kind, and quantities are limited. Her work has become highly sought after by collectors throughout the mid-west.
For the eighth straight year Anne Maraviglia will display her pottery and sculpture. Her work is a great example of ‘East Meets West’. Anne studied and worked in Japan as well as here on the Illinois prairie. She continues to delight the many collectors of her work by constantly developing new variations on ageless themes.
Wood turner Jim Meizelis adds serious whimsy to his bowls and containers which are all made of local Illinois woods.
Local artists Donna Nevels and Jennifer Petric will display new work from their respective travel and floral portfolios.
Gallery owner Richard Ainsworth will display several new works featuring local area dancers from his Images of Ballet portfolio.
If you are looking for gifts that are unique and original, made in America and in most cases made in Joliet, then you should see this collection.
The Ainsworth-Gallery is Joliet’s oldest commercial art gallery showing original work by living artists. Gallery hours are 10:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday and other times by appointment. All exhibited work is available for acquisition. Call 815.726.1840