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Sanford to open new exhibit

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Museum also featuring August Artist of the Month

On Saturday, the Sanford Museum will be holding a gallery opening for a new exhibit featuring the postcard collection of Chuck Schoenknecht of Grand Rapids, Mich.

The exhibit entitled "One's and Two's" will consist of over 50 postcards being displayed at the Museum's West Gallery.

Schoenknecht will be on hand during a gallery opening at 7 p.m. on Saturday to give a presentation about them. Schoenknecht is a familiar face at the Sanford Museum.

He is one of the appraisers who lent his expertise during the popular museum program called Trash or Treasure, similar to the Antique Road Show.

The public is invited to attend the free gallery opening and refreshments will be served.

Also beginning this month, the Museum will be featuring the Artisan's Road Trip as their August Artist of the Month on the Art Wall in the East Gallery.

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Beth Carthcart, left, and Barb McGee, members of the Northwest Iowa Artisan's Road Trip, are pictured unpacking some of the artwork contributed by various artists that belong to the Artisan's Road Trip. That artwork will be displayed at the Sanford Museum's Art Wall as the Museum's August Artist of the Month. Photo by Mike Leckband
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This exhibit will consist of several different works from a variety of artists that are featured along the Artisan's Road Trip.

The Artisan's Road Trip is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote a venue for established artisans to demonstrate their skills, exhibit and sell their original art via self-guided studio tours through scenic Northwest Iowa.

This marks the Seventh Annual Artisan's Road Trip which will be held Oct. 1 through Oct. 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The participating artists invite the public to travel Iowa's scenic byways and back roads looking for the one-of-a-kind art treasures. This offers a rare glimpse into the creative processes as artisans demonstrate their craft in personal and unique workspaces.

The trip reaches seven different Iowa counties and is divided into four different areas within Northwest Iowa - Beautiful View, Iowa Great Lakes, Prairie Wetlands, and Ridge and Tallgrass Prairie.

Maps of the location of the 35 artist's studios are available at the Sanford Museum or online at artisansroadtrip.com. The Artisan's Road Trip website also featured works by its members, along with contact information. The Artisan's Road Trip is a free event.

Their artwork display will be on exhibit at the Sanford Museum during the month of August.

For more information, contact the Sanford Museum at 225-3922.



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