By JENNIFER BRUMMETT
7:27 AM PST, November 7, 2011
IF YOU GO
16th Gallery Hop Stop
5:30-9 p.m. Friday
The 16th Gallery Hop Stop promises even more art and music with the addition of the Jennie Rogers Elementary School Fall Festival as one of the stops. The school stop was added “to help promote the art-related events they offer,” said Ann Nichols, executive director of the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County.
Karmel Kreations and Nationwide Insurance also are new to the Gallery Hop Stop route. The Boyle County Public Library will host 10 artists and two musicians.
The work of more than 40 local artists will be on display and for sale during the downtown event. They will offer arts ranging from handpainted china and ceramics to bamboo figurines; jewelry and painting to photography and miniatures; sculpture and woodworking to fiber art and painted furniture. For those doing early holiday shopping, the Gallery Hop Stop, sponsored by The Arts Commission, may be a treasure trove of possibilities.
The corporate sponsor for the Hop Stop series since 2004 is Kentucky Utilities, now a member of the PPL family of companies. The Hops are a partnership between the local arts community and downtown businesses and organizations.
“Without the support of our downtown business owners and organization directors, the Gallery Hops could not continue,” said Ann Nichols. “Twice a year, they open their doors after hours to serve as galleries so that local artists can exhibit and sell their work commission free. Their hospitality is proof of why ‘It’s Better Here.’”
The Gallery Hop Stops and artists are:
1: Karmel Kreations, 324 W. Main St.: Jane Brantley, photography and notecards.
2. A&L Accessories, 326 W. Main St.: Linda Leachman, mixed media; Yolanda Norvell, miniatures.
3. Hilliard Lyons, 328 W. Main St.: Russ Barragan, sculpture; Judy Schaefer, oil; Paul Schroeder, jewelry.
4. V-The Market, 130 S. Fourth St.: Paul Sirimongkhon, mixed media.
5. The Purple Pearl, 415 W. Main St.: Sharon Duncan, fused glass and lampwork beaded jewelry.
6. Community Arts Center, Fourth and Main streets: Pat Isaman, fiber art; Horizon Contemporary Landscape Juried Exhibit; Gathering Artists Collaborative Exhibit.
7: Nationwide Insurance, 319 W. Main St.: Susan Black, photography; Jack Cochran, oil; Paul Muth, acrylic and pottery.
8. Carol’s Bridal and Gift Boutique, 309 W. Main St.: Janine Miller, fiber art; Lindsay Merritt, signing “Images of America: Danville.”
9. Organic Life, 113 N. Third St.: Kelly Brown, painted furniture and floor cloths; Cole Henson, photography; Tom Lamp, watercolor.
10. Buttonheads, 115 N. Third St.: Gaynella McGuire, water media; Karen Wellman, jewelry and journals.
11. Tye Financial Group, 141 N. Third St.: David Cornwell, scrimshaw, woodworking and paintings; Sara and Arnold Grider, woodworking; Tillie Sowders, miniature oils, ornaments and notecards.
12. Boyle County Public Library, 301 W. Broadway: Dorothy Apple, fiber art; Robert Apple, acrylic; Emily Clark, oil; Cliff Dunne, jewelry; Linda Dunne, fiber art; David Farmer, oil; Nancy Martindale, jewelry and fiber art; A. Jack May, oil, watercolor, and pen and ink; Sandy Wells, hand-beaded jewelry; Robert Wildman, photography; with music by Ben Yeiser from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
13. Derby Shoppe and Raggs, 124/126 N. Third St.: Andrea and Megan Cass, acrylic; Marlene Hanna, oil.
14. Heart of Kentucky United Way, 118 N. Third St.: Gathering Artists — Fox Hutt, fiber art; Linda Neal, acrylic; Margie Sobol, china and porcelain; Geri Trinler, photography and jewelry.
15. Maple Tree Gallery, 225 W. Main St.: Andrea Akers, watercolor; Kelly Hignite, fiber art; Ela Ladwig, acrylic; with music by Jack Covell.
16. Myrtle’s Market on Main, 217 W. Main St.: Alison Craig, mixed media; Donna Forgacs, oil; Patricia Norton, fiber art.
17: Jennie Rogers Fall Festival, 410 E. Main St., 5-8 p.m.: Angela Frisby, photography; spin art, games, chili supper, silent auction featuring donations by local artists and shops.