Writers Group Celebrates Autumn With Haiku

The Studios630 Writers Group took a leaf-raking break to capture the beauty of the natural world in fall haiku. Each month, in addition to reading and critiquing each others’ work, our writers have an optional “homework” assignment. In October/November, the homework was a haiku challenge. Writing haiku gave us an opportunity to focus on the present moment, play with words, and unleash our creativity within a set structure. (Traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 in the third line. Contemporary haiku does not necessarily adhere to these guidelines.) Here are a few sample haiku from our session. Our next meeting will be January 10; we are focusing on personal essay. If you’re a wordsmith, please join us. Stay abreast of our events on the Studios630 Facebook page. Thanks to ArtLife Gallery and Studio for hosting us! Late fall zinnias Colorfully riotous In dark morning gloom -Dawn Bertuca Bright red Maple leaf Caught dancing on the breezes Pirouette landing -Deb Dynako Fall color stains me The hue of God’s living room The place he abides -Bruce Schuurmann Leaves that linger low Soon to fall below, and next Fertile ground, awash -Kristin Aasmundstad Walsh We would love to hear from you. Add your own haiku in the comments! Photos by Dawn...
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Join the Art Forum

We are launching an art forum. Get it? Art Forum? Oh well we’ve got the website now but we really want is to start the conversation.   JOIN THE STUDIOS630 ART FORUM CLICK HERE   As you know we are building a community of artists. We are starting here in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. We are looking for painters, photographers, writers, musicians whatever your art is you’ll fit in here. We are starting with galleries located in local businesses and moving out from there. We have a lot of lofty goals but we can’t do it without the help from other artists. Follow the links and sign up on the forum. You can ask questions, give abvice or share some knowledge. If you want to take on a leadership role we can even promote you to a moderator so you can help lead the way to building a better, stronger art community. So please sign up!   If you go to the website and click on “Art Beats” and when you see the drop down menu that says Art Forum you can click on there and it will take you to the sign up page. You have to sign up before you can gain access to the forums. This is what the forum looks like right now. So after you sign up you’ll see something like this. Hopefully there will be more members and more topics and a lot of art talking going...
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3rd Thursday Artist Group – Jingle Bell Jubilee Pop Up Gallery

Just a quick reminder that this Thursday’s (November 20th) regular monthly 3rd Thursday Artist Group meeting will take place at The Corner House in Lombard from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  We will also be collecting artwork for the upcoming gallery during the Jingle Bell Jubilee the weekend of December 6th and 7th.  If you are unable to make it Thursday but would still like to put work in the gallery we will be collecting again at The Corner House on Sunday, November 23rd from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing everyone.   Sharon &...
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Gallery Number 2 Is UP

In case you haven’t seen it our second showing of local artists is up at The Corner House! This showing has 14 local artists and around 36 pieces of art. Some of it for sale. You’ll find photography, illustration and paintings. While you’re at The Corner House picking up your favorite beverage. You can pick up business cards and information about the artist presenting their work.  If you’re interested in purchasing their works you can contact them with their cards or click on their links below. Artists Showing Art: Bruce Schuurmann  email Carolyn Dunn email Christine Murphy  630-715-0621 Call or Text Chris Pestel    email  website Debbie Heemstra Novak email Don Meyer email Kate Iwinski email Karoline Heggaton email  website Keith Heggaton  email Kyle Macary email Matt Puchalski  email Sean McMenemy  , website Sharon Tinker  emailwebsite Susan Dowty  email...
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Calling All Artists to the Gallery!

The Corner House Gallery   I can’t think of a better place to sit around and create art and show off your work than at The Corner House Coffee shop.   Now the Corner House wants to open it’s walls up to local artists. You could be one of them! Artists if you want to show your work! CALLING ALL ARTISTS Merchants if you want to show art! Join the Art Walk Group     We hope this is the first of many stores in the down town that will support the arts and help find a place to hang a few pieces of art.  If we can help turn the whole town into a gallery, well how great would that...
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Scan it if you see it!

You might see some of these posters around town.  If you see one, scan it with your smart phone. That way you can be in the know about all the great art happenings in the Western Suburbs.   Want us to help spread the word about your art project or event?  Send us an email! ...
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