December 2015 Update

CONGRATULATIONS to Sheared Edge partner Maegan Gilliland for being elected Vice President of ArtsPartners Board of Directors!!!!

October 17-January 17, 2016  Making Their Mark: Illinois Women Artists 1940-1960 at The Peoria Riverfront Museum! (Opening Reception Oct. 17)  Sheared Edge founding partner, the late Maryruth Ginn will have a piece exhibited in this great show curated by the exceptional Channy Lyons!

Todd Pilon of WTVP Channel 47 interviews Dana Baldwin for "Consider This" with Yvonne Greer

We are excited to announce that for First Friday, December 4 (5-9 PM) our visiting artist will be the lovely Sarah Nesbit!  Sarah received her Master's in Fine Art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and will be showing her new works on paper created during her artist-in residence at The Prairie Center of the Arts!  Her mesmerizing paintings are of Sun, Stars and Misty Landscapes!!!  All for sale!!!   

Dana Baldwin spoke to the High Ability Learners (HAL) at Glen Oak Learning Center today (December 16) about fiber art and what a fiber artist does.  We discussed things such as Sacred Geometry, The Golden Mean (Divine Proportion) and why understanding math is so important.  The winner (Serena) of the advertisement project was awarded a lovely butterfly pendant by Maegan Gilliland.

Chicago Haute Couture Designer Thomas Pries and Dana Baldwin have started a new 'talk show' called "Yarn Talk".  More to follow!

The Sheared Edge will be participating in the HOLIDAY BAZAAR at Prairie Center of the Arts on Saturday, December 19 from 4-8 pm (1506 SW Washington Street, Peoria, Illinois)!  Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, holiday music, elves and a visit by the Snow Queen!!!!  Great art and hand-made items for sale by local artists at VERY reasonable prices!!! 

We are going to NYC!!!!!  Dana Baldwin's "Mademoiselle Fashion Ignite" has been invited by the editor of Vogue Knitting and Soho Publishing to take her place in the Gallery Show at Vogue Knitting LIVE, January 15-17, 2016!

It's NEW YEAR'S DAY 2016 and we're open for business!!!!  First Friday (January 1 from 5-9 PM)!!!  Our visiting artist will be Amanda Dutton!  Amanda completed her degree in Art with an emphasis in Oil Painting!  She traveled the world living in places like Singapore, China and England (outside of London) and recently returned to Illinois.  Her paintings are quite thought provoking in that most are embedded with her thoughts, facts and feelings revolving around the illness Multiple Sclerosis.  We also have an original Peter Max, the ICONIC "Cosmic Runner" for sale!  Stop by and take a look!

We'd like to welcome our new 2016 Bradley University Marketing/Accounting intern, Daniel Barton to The Sheared Edge!!!!