VIROQUA - VIVA Gallery’s monthly First Thursday reception will be held on December 6, again featuring the Seventh Annual Artisan Market and the works of 33 member and guest artists. The Market, which opened in November and runs through December on Main Street in Viroqua, is a perfect place to find one-of-kind gifts for the holidays. Consider for your shopping list...
Something to wear: A intricately patterned woven scarf by Angela Feltes or a stylish handwoven vest by Kathleen Aaker. A delicate eco-printed scarf by Sharlene Bohr. A soft and supple deerskin sidebag by Kindred WazeeGale or an embellished felted cuff by Jane Pearlmutter.
Something to sparkle: A copper cuff by Raelene Roberts or silver and gemstone earrings by Christine Larson. A skillfully woven beadwork necklace by M’Lou Wilkie. A mokume-gane key ring forged by Nick Smolen, a metalwork bracelet by Nan Marshall or metal and glass jewelry by Angela Feltes. A necklace fashioned from nature’s materials by Alena Mack or painted wood earrings by Amy Arnold.
Something for the kitchen: A colorful clever potholder by Crystel Curley, or a sleek wood cutting board by Jerry Quebe. Hand-carved spoons and bowls by Nicholas WazeeGale. An exquisite Majolica bowl by Charna Schwartz, or an Asian-influenced tea set by Maureen Karlstad. A bright tile trivet by Mark Herrling.
Something for your table or shelves: A Mexican-inspired sculptural figure by Scott Keith. A delicate birch-bark box by Nicholas WazeeGale, or an exotic hardwood keepsake box by Ray Bock. Forged candlesticks by Nick Smolen, or a table runner by Angela Feltes.
Something for the walls: A watercolor painting by Bill Mapp or Anne Tedeschi. An oil painting by Paul Bergquist, Deb Conlon, or Liz Quebe. A bold contemporary painting by Pita Daniels or Christine Larson. A woodcut print by Mark Herrling. A photograph by Diane Dahl or Tom Rhorer. A rustic bark mirror by Ken and Michelle Workowski or a hand-carved, hand-painted wooden heart by Amy Arnold and Kelsey Sauber-Olds. A stained glass feather or window piece by M’Lou Wilkie.
And wait, there’s more: A kalimba by Terry Beck to make a little music. Greeting card sets by Mike Lind. Books and coloring books by Susan Cushing. Plus holiday cards, stocking stuffers and ornaments.
The very diverse works of these 33 member and guest artists will be featured at VIVA’s First Thursday reception on December 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will be on display through December. The gallery is located at 217 South Main Street in Viroqua. For more information about this and future First Thursday events, contact the gallery at 608-637-6918 or email@example.com.
The gallery’s First Thursday reception will be followed by a 7 p.m. dinner next door at Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-632-2120 to make reservations. The Rooted Spoon cash bar will be open during the reception.