“Coexist,” an exhibit featuring the work of artists Jessica Rosenberg and Lauren Fratantonio Dunn, two college friends who decided on an exhibit exploring their love of animals and nature, is now on display at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery through Oct. 1. The gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca, has also announced a variety of classes, workshops and events taking place throughout September and October.
Zentangle in Fall Leaves with artist Kelly Barone takes place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. Barone will have the students using Twinkling H20s and tangling – a new and fun fall project! Zentangle 101 is a prerequisite, and the cost is $40.
Weaving a Beautiful Wine Basket with Maureen Quale will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Use a lot of accent color or a little, adorn with a ceramic embellishment or a custom made bow. Your basket can be used to hold a single wine or liquor bottle or to hold utensils in the kitchen, a dried flower arrangement, hair brushes and combs, or to keep the bathroom countertop neat. All supplies, including a variety of accent colors, will be made available. The cost is $40, with ceramic embellishment an extra $5.
Image Transfers with artist Sylvia Kleindinst is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Kleindinst will give a demonstration using various materials and methods to create transfers. Participants are asked to bring photos or small pictures for this technique. The cost is $20.
October’s exhibit, “Taking a Chance,” will be a solo exhibit for gallery owner Paulette Krakowski introducing her new love for working in clay and including her 2-D work in colored pencil, collage and mixed media.
Paper Doll Cards with artist Sylvia Kleindinst will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Participants will make a set of six greeting cards using bits and pieces of paper doll sets. In this workshop you will be given a box with cards, envelopes, a selection of embellishments, pretty papers, etc., and captions/sayings to make your cards sassy or sweet! The cost is $20.
Colored Pencil with artist Deb Richter is set for Tuesday evenings, Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1. Richter will assist participants create a landscape, still life, portrait, etc. Please bring Prismacolor pencils, a pencil sharpener, photos with strong light and shadows and scrap mat board if you have any. The cost is $80.
A Felted Bead Bracelet class with artist Suzanne O’Brien will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on two Wednesday evenings, Oct. 12 and 19. Looking to learn a new skill? Try your hand at wet felting by creating fun felt beads for a memory wire bracelet. Students will create wet felted beads the first evening and will finish their bracelets with glass beads and embellishments the second evening. O’Brien will provide the wool and all things necessary to make the felted beads, plus wire for the bracelet. Students will need to bring coordinating beads of their choosing, charms, and whatever else is necessary to complete their projects. Please bring your own beading tools if you have them. The cost is $35.
Wine, Women & Art with artist Andrea Oswald is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Guests will create two beautiful mermaid glasses while enjoying a glass of wine and some tasty goodies. The cost is $30 per person. Enjoy an evening out with friends, coworkers, book clubs, bridal parties, etc. Enjoy the Journey can also do private gathering for groups of six or more. Please call the gallery for details.
Try something new and wet-felt a bowl from wool! In this class, guests will create a centerpiece bowl for their holiday table, or perhaps a vessel to hold Halloween treats! Come experience this magical process with artist Suzanne O’Brien from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. O’Brien will supply the hand-dyed wool and silks for this workshop. The wet-felted vessel will be constructed in the colors of your choosing. All supplies will be included for a fee of $60 per person.
For more information about Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, please call 675-0204 or visit www.etjgallery.com. You can also follow Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery on Facebook for frequent updates.