Thursday, June 9, 2016

Supporting Fine Arts and Crafts #2

'Tis the season' for the summer Arts and Crafts Shows. Over the Memorial Day weekend we perused roughly 100 artists at the The 29th Annual Prairie Arts Festival Fine Art & Fine Craft Exhibition and Sale held in Schaumburg, Illinois.


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The park itself is gorgeous and a huge new section has been carved out and landscaped this delayed Spring.


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We waffled between blinding sunshine and moody clouds. Loved these recently trimmed trees near the creek.

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E posing with a bicycle, not ours we opted for walking the huge park and over 100 exhibitors.

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We really took our time, perusing the wide variety of fine arts and fine crafts. This is always such an interesting show.


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Choosing an artist to feature from this one show was difficult, but artist, Monica Langowski's wonderful painted furniture spoke to my OLD NEW GREEN REDO soul. 
A Chicago gal, she was lots of fun to talk to. 
We compared stories of 'dumpster diving' and had a good laugh.
Best of the Weekend



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She basically paints on anything that doesn't walk away. 
Her card says, 
RENEWED FURNISHINGS by MONICA
Monica Langowski, Artist 
"RENEW...REPURPOSE...INPIRE" 
One of a kind pieces, custom furniture, custom murals-
Budget Friendly





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I love this telephone seat with the Seurat homage to 
"Sunday Afternoon on the Island  Le Grande Jatte"


This is one of those Lane 60-70's cedar hope chests given a new life.
The paneling on the front is disguised with latticed roses. 



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Close up of her multilayered finishes. It's undeniable that she paints on used and well-loved pieces.


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Even humble tray tables...take on wonderful NEW life.


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I loved this MoulinRouge chest....so much fun...you can hear the music and rowdy laughter in the background.



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More homage to the masters. Monica uses techniques and inspirations from many.


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You can visit Monica and her works at an artist-bio for a Chicago show:


or her blog


Pinterest

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Nothing is safe from her paints and brushes, love this violin.

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Cherry coffee table----a REDO, spectacular!

Don't forget to support your local Arts and let this inspire you to create, reuse, REDO and keep our planet GREEN and our landfills less filled.

Thanks always for stopping by, I appreciate all your comments and suggestions 
and will try to answer all. 

All the opinions and photographs in this blog are my own unless indicated. I have not been paid or reimbursed in anyway for my opinions or posts. Please do not use photos without linking back to this blog. Thank you for your cooperation, Sandi Magle

I'll be sharing at these fine parties: 
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14 comments:

  1. Such a pleasure to meet you! It was great fun chatting with you on Saturday - I hope our paths cross again! - Monica

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    1. So love your work---we will definitely meet agains, Sandi

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  2. omg I love the furniture so cool great artist and thank you for sharing her work have a great week

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    1. I appreciate your stop by...and yes, Monica does fun stuff. Thanks,Sandi

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  3. Sandi I could imagine my home filled with treasures by Monica! What a talent! Please come and share this post at Five Star Frou-Frou at A Tray of Bliss. We love anything arty and beautiful! Mimi xxx

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  4. What a fun event Sandi! I love going to things like this. Her artwork is so unique. Really enjoyed seeing how talented she is! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Monica does really cool stuff, thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  5. That festival looks like it was a whole lot of fun. LOVE Monica's painted artworks. Love those chairs. How fun to own a piece of Monica's glorious art!

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    1. It's a beautiful park, and they hold two large shows a year. Spring is fine art &fine craft and Fall over Labor Day is CRAFTS and Art. Always a great day, thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  6. This looks very fun and I love the bright colors of the artist. Thanks for sharing and linking.

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  7. Color can always be fun, especially on small pieces. Love her work, and thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  8. Hi Sandi, looks like such a wonderful show and Monica's artwork is so incredible. I know you enjoyed a great time!! Thanks for sharing. xo

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  9. What a beautiful setting for an art show. Monica is a very talented artist, such fun pieces!

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  10. What a beautiful park to go to and the art show looks like so much fun and it's so nice that it is in the park outside! Lovely pieces!

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Thank you for any and all comments. I will reply to any questions!
And great to meet you, Sandi