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Faye Café of Murphysboro invited Oak Street artists to have our work exhibit there. Date: Sunday 10th, 2023 from 8 to 2 pm. You will see works by Sue (jewelry), Cathy (leather), Madeline (illustration, fuse glass), Stephanie (stained glass), Darby (ceramics) and Luca (prints).
Preview Holiday Sale Nov. 4th, 2023 (also on FB Oak Street Art)
Save the date: Holiday sale November 4th, 2023
Two locations at the historic district: Logan Gallery and The Jones House Murphysboro, IL
On June 19th at 5:30 pm we unveiled the Mural called "Creativity". The mural, created and designed by Sue Gindlesparger. Located on 17th Street and Edith Street, Murphysboro, Illinois. We express our appreciation to our sponsor, Revitalize 62966, the Logan Museum per Mike Jones director, Chris De Shazo, Mark and Sue Gindlesparger and Stephanie Dillard, Cathy Smidth, Darby Ortolano, Madeline Steimle, and Luca Cruzat, the last six members of the Oak Street Art collective. All were present to celebrate the completion of our gift to the community.
The hidden side of Jackson County history Public invited - free admission Forgetting and the Forgotten A Thousand Years of Contested Histories in the Heartland A presentation series by the author Michael C. Batinski Professor emeritus of history at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Attend one or all: At the Depot: Restoring Carbondale’s Story @Carbondale Public Library register.CarbondalePublicLibrary.org/Batinski Wednesday April 12, 2023 5:00-6:30 PM 405 W Main St Carbondale In-person + online meeting
Jackson’s Civil War: Rediscovering Anew @Gen. John A. Logan Museum Thursday April 13, 2023 6:00-7:30 PM 1613 Edith St ,Murphysboro. Refreshments provided
Waiting for the Train: Carbondale’s Long Civil Rights Movement @Eurma C. Hayes Community Center Saturday April 15, 2023 4:00-6:00 PM 441 E Willow St, Carbondale. Refreshments provided Co-sponsored by Carbondale Public Library, John A Logan Museum, Eurma Hayes Center, Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois, Race Unity Group of Carbondale, SI Quaker Meeting, more TBA For more information, visit www.SIQuaker.org or contact Tom Hensold, 618-525-4578, email@example.com
Logan Gallery 1618 Edith St. Murphysboro, IL
April 29, 2023 save the date
April 29 for the next outdoor Oak Street Art Fair. We are welcoming artists to jury with us to participate. Send images to firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Opening Logan Gallery
November 12, 2022, Oak Street Art Collective inaugurated the Logan Gallery at 1618 Edith Street, Murphysboro, IL. The event was attended by the Murphysboro Mayor Mr. Will Stephens, and the Director of the Logan Museum, Mike Jones. The event was accompanied by a holiday sale, arts and crafts made by local artists. It took place at the Logan Gallery as well as at the main room of the Logan Museum, across the street. We thank all participants as well as the public attending the sale.
Saturday , June 25 Oak Street Art collective and friends will have a pop-up sale from 10 am to 5 pm. Location: 1618 Edith Street, Murphysboro (across from John A Logan Museum). All are welcome. We hope to see you there. Participants: Stephanie Dillard (stain glass), Sue Gindlesparger (jewelry), Cathy Schmidt (leather), Randy Lange (knives, wooden bowls), Madeline Steimle (fused glass, illustration), Mike Williams (greeting cards), Monte Bremer (wood), Diane Bremer (ceramics), Luca Cruzat (prints).
2022 , APRIL 23rd OAK STREET ART FAIR. Our annual event (rain or shine) will be an excellent way for the community to connect with regional artists and craft artists participating in this year's event. We cordially invite you to be part in this experience. Live music makes the day enjoyable, too.
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November 6th, 2021. Art Sale by local artists on the Logan historic Arts District. From 10am to 5pm at 1618 Edith St. Murphysboro (across from General John A. Logan Museum)
April 24, 2021. Our annual Oak Street Art Fair was celebrated with great success this year. Looking forward to the version of the fair in 2022. Thanks to all participant and public that attended.
December Sale. Members of Oak Street Art Collective are participating in the traditional Art/Craft sale at SIU. This year the sale is online. Click on "about us/artists"to see gallery.
Friday, December 6, 2019: We led children in an art project during the Murphysboro Hometown Christmas celebration! Details here.
Saturday-Sunday, November 16-17, 2019: Holiday art sale in the Logan Historic Arts Neighborhood of Murphysboro. Features 8 artists, including several from Oak Street Art. Details here.
Friday, October 4, 2019: Come out for the (second) First Friday Art Walk (sponsored by the Logan Historic Arts Neighborhood), including an Oak Street Art open house and sale between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. RSVP here.
Friday, September 6, 2019: First Friday! Oak Street Art open house and sale in our new headquarters (401 S. 16th St., corner of Oak & 16th Streets) in the Logan Historic Arts Neighborhood of Murphysboro. Stop by between 5 and 8 p.m. (Click poster to enlarge.)
June 5 - 28, 2019: "Pollinators: Through the Artist's Eye" exhibit at CCA (Artspace 304) and the Civic Center Corridor Gallery in Carbondale, IL. Featuring work by Oak Street Art members Luca Cruzat, Ann Fischer, and Darby Ortolano. Co-sponsored by the Shawnee Sierra Club.
February 8 - March 5, 2019: A series of works from Oak Street Art member and painter Rachel Malcolm Ensor will be on display at the Varsity Center in Carbondale, Illinois. Details here.
January 24 - February 20, 2019: Oak Street Art member and printmaker Luca Cruzat's work "Vulnerable" will be on display as part of the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Details here.
January 12 - February 13, 2019: Work from Oak Street Art member and ceramic artist Darby Ortolano was selected for inclusion in the juried "Attention to Detail" exhibit at Art St. Louis. Details here.
January 11 - February 23, 2019: Oak Street Art member and painter Rachel Malcolm Ensor's piece "American Quilt Series #2" will be on display at the St. Louis Artists' Guild, as part of the Ann Metzger National Biennial exhibit. Details here.
November 30, 2018: Oak Street Art members worked one-on-one with close to 200 children to make their own tree ornaments during the Murphysboro Hometown Christmas celebration!