Saturday, February 1, 2014

"Here and There" Is UP!

Part of the "Here and There" Exhibit in the Katie's Coffee/Snuggery Portion of the Old Brogue
Randy and I had lunch today at the Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA ... so we'd be ready to hang my "Here and There" show in the Katie's Coffee/Snuggery side of this phenomenally busy restaurant. We were looking for a lull in patrons preferring not to bop anyone on the head during the changeover (studiomates Jennifer Duncan and Cindy Grisdela's beautiful two-person exhibit had to come down before mine could go up). The place was packed.

But eventually it did quiet down and up went nine paintings.

From today through February 28, I hope you'll take a look. Or many.

There you'll see:
"Irish Pub," "Corner Couple," "Ice Cold Lemonade," "Jardin de Montmartre," "The Snuggery," and "Montmartre Shadows" shown above.

Left: "Main Street USA" and Right: "Cafe Break"
 This corner is a favorite spot ... depicted in "Colleen's Boys" and "Two for Tea."

And, finally ... I know this photo isn't great but the last painting hung is "The Kitchen Caper."

"The Kitchen Caper"

Okay. That was an understatement.

If you can't view "Here and There" in person, have a look online at my web site. Click on the thumbnails for more info and an enlarged view of each.

Not all pieces brought found a spot on the wall -- but more can be seen at the Artists' Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls -- open Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4pm.

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Workshop in Italy This August
Come paint with me this August in the Italian wine country, August 3-10.  Details coming very soon on this trip that I'm thrilled about. Hope you will be, too! 

"June Peonies," 20"h x 16"w
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Artists Atelier, Great Falls VA website:

February 1-28: Flowers, Chocolates and Romance, Gallery in the Artists Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA 22066. One of our best exhibits of the year. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon-4pm. Reception:
Art Night Out! 

Fundraiser for the Great Falls School of Art
Saturday, February 8, 6:30-9:00pm

Join us for a fun Art Night Out with artists, art enthusiasts and the community as we raise money to support the Great Falls Foundation for the Arts and GF School of Art. The event will feature wine & chocolate tastings along with a variety of romance foods. Guests can enjoy the "Flowers, Chocolate & Romance" Exhibit in the Gallery and floral art demonstration! Location: Artists' Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, 3rd Floor (Suite G), Great Falls, VA

Tickets: Guest - $75
VIP - $100 (includes 1 yr GFFFTA membership)
Patron - $200 (includes 1 yr GFFFTA membership and special recognition)
Sponsor - $500 (includes 1 yr GFFFTA membership and sponsor promotion) A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible, amounts provided with ticket purchase.


February 1 to February 28: Jill Banks Solo Exhibit "Here and There" at Katie's Coffee in the Old Brogue, 760C Walker Road, Great Falls, VA. I'll be there painting at least one day during the month. See my web site (or the blog) for updates. View it online here. Nine original oils.

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