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Christine Ryback

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - November 22 @ 6:00 pm

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk 

Christine Ryback – “Heads and Tales”

Friday, October 22 through November 22

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to present the beautiful handmade hats and paintings of Christine Ryback!  Regarding the show title – “Heads” refers to her handmade hats, and “Tales” refers to her paintings telling a story.

 

Artist’s Statement:

Ever since I was a child, I enjoyed working with my hands. My live in Hungarian grandmother was a skilled seamstress and bestowed her knowledge on me, helping me with doll clothes early on, and by the time I was a high school student I made my entire wardrobe. I still use my sewing machine on a regular bases, though not to the extent I did when I lived in N.J., fabricating window treatments and all kinds of home necessities. I was self taught and did many projects working with decorators. Sewing window treatments enabled me to put our 3 children through college without loans.

I was an art major at Montclair State University in N.J. I was married, had children and as a stay-at-home mom, dabbled in whatever artistic endeavor I could. One of these was making concrete leaves which are cast from real leaves such as hosta, maple, rhubarb, elephant ear, many of which I grow myself. I displayed and sold these at the Jerome Artists Cooperative for 7.5 years.

During those years at the gallery, I became interested in oil painting and so I began taking lessons with a fellow member, and then a second member. I discovered that painting is a medium that is frustrating, challenging, relaxing, and rewarding, not necessarily all at once. It is a skill that is constantly evolving. The more I learn or know the more I don’t know. I can get lost in painting for hours on end. I am no longer a member of the Jerome Coop but have continued to paint and sew.

I have always used my talents to sell products, but that is not necessarily my main goal at present. I try to meet with another artist/friend to paint plein air when we can and my sewing machine never gets put away. My creativity is now for me to enjoy, though I do sell on Etsy (LoveFromChristine). I hope you enjoy my show displaying vintage style hats, and my paintings, prints, and cards.

If you are interested in any of my work, I can be reached at 928-999-4988 or 908-391-0528, or therybacks@hotmail.com

 

 

Meet the artist on Friday, October 22 with an Art Walk reception for Christine on Prescott’s 4th Friday Art walk from 5 to 8pm.

Refreshments will be served.  Live music presented by “Zona” on vocals & guitar.

The show runs from October 22 through November 22.

The gallery is open daily from 10am – 6pm. Hand sanitizer available & face covering are recommended, but not required.

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery   134 S. Montezuma, Prescott, “In the Heart of Whiskey Row.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Start:
October 22 @ 5:00 pm
End:
November 22 @ 6:00 pm
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Venue

Arts Prescott Gallery
134 S Montezuma
Prescott, AZ 86303
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Phone:
(928) 776-7717
Website:
http://www.artsprescott.com

Details

Start:
October 22 @ 5:00 pm
End:
November 22 @ 6:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:

Venue

Arts Prescott Gallery
134 S Montezuma
Prescott, AZ 86303
+ Google Map
Phone:
(928) 776-7717
Website:
http://www.artsprescott.com