Join us Nov 17th for music by Ryne Doughty…purchase your tickets online at Mountvernoncreates.com or stop in to the gallery. 7:30 – 10 pm, doors open at 6:30.
Stop in and enjoy these businesses and try some wine tasting while you’re at it. (even kick up your feet and relax) Browse the art gallery, sip wine and enjoy all these businesses in one location.
Make your holiday shopping easy in our newly renovated space!
Author: Kenneth Bloom
Rodan + Fields
Artist: Barbara Weets Watercolors
Gathering House Bed and Breakfast
Premiere Designs Jewelry
Flowers by Shayna
Paparazzi Jewelry – Ki’s Blingy Things
Flamingo Road Creations
Lu La Roe
Book your holiday party now in this awesome new space!
Kenneth Bloom will be at the Vendor and Artisan’s Fair on Nov 17th at Mount Vernon Creates for his new book signing. You might recognize this name from this year’s Lincoln Highway Arts Festival in Mount Vernon, IA.
This book is the 4th in a series of detective stories. Harper, the protagonist, hears that a 9 year old girl is missing. It’s January and she fears the worst. “I’ve got to find her John!” Her husband can’t fathom why the girl’s disappearance has become personal, but there are so many events in Harper’s past that she won’t share. What is clear is this case will unleash every ounce of power she possesses.
Author: Kenneth Bloom
Book Signing Opportunity!!!
Vendor and Artisan’s Fair, Nov 17th at Mount Vernon Creates from 10 – 3. Come see this gorgeous new event space on main street. (121 1st ST NW)
Thank you Artists!
Artists signed up for the paint out and creating on site at Unbridled Spirits:
Opening Reception: Dec 7th 2018 (Mount Vernon Creates)
Exhibition: Dec 4th – Feb 8th 2018 (Mount Vernon Creates)
Join us in our ‘new’ expanded event center on Main Street in Mount Vernon, IA.
Ryne Doughty Live: Finger-pickin’, Folk/Americana singer-songwriter from the Heartland with songs and stories from the Heart.
The performance is 7:30 – 10:00 pm with intermission.
Doors open at 6:30 for the show.
Please order tickets on line ahead of time and pre-order wine and food options to secure your selections.
Go to our ‘shop’ tab to order online tickets, wine and food.
The Portrayal artists were out in full force on Oct 6th. The day was quite damp but, the artists persisted. I love seeing the artists creating all over town. It is so exciting to see the progression on each piece of work from a blank canvas to a finished master piece or taking someone’s vision to recording it in a photo. I also enjoy the feeling of the artists community sharing inspirations with each other.
Please come enjoy this exhibition at Mount Vernon Creates:
Opening Reception – November 23rd, 2018 (6 – 8 pm)
Exhibition – November 19th – January 25th, 2018
Mount Vernon Creates is proud to be hosting Cornell Homecoming After Hours and Portrayal of Mount Vernon this weekend! Stop in and enjoy these two special events!
I often wonder why artists get anxious when asked to do a commissioned piece of art work. Some of you know that recently I have been doing quite a few pieces of art work that are very large, abstract and vibrant. I was challenged recently to create a piece where the topic was “Nightmare on 7th AV”. This in itself spoke to me as something that needed to be dark and mysterious or Halloween themed (I even thought about including spiders and skeletons at one point).
It took me a while to wrap my brain around something I could produce that would still be artistic and recognized as something I would create since this theme just wasn’t speaking to me. I thought about this for quite some time and even did a couple of tests in which I was resistant to using bright colors. I even thought about just saying, no.
I’d say third times a charm and I am pleased that I decided to use twilight purple, which brings me to the name “Twilight”. Persistence pays off…an artist should stay true to them self.
Thanks friends at DKW Gallery for the challenge…
Alcohol Ink Painting, 11 X 14, Twilight
Blog 1: Denise Murphy
Artists details: https://www.mountvernoncreates.com/unbridled-spirits-fundraiser