Opening Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:00PM
Is it possible to bottle sunshine or the colors of the rainbow? Artist Allie Guard seems to have found a way to do just that and will be exhibiting for sale her special blend of happy colors at the Sharonville Cultural Arts Center in September. “This will be Allie Guard’s second exhibition at the Westheimer Gallery,” said SCAC Administrative Manager Pat Madyda. “Her first exhibition was very well received and the gallery looks so cheerful when her work is here.”
Allie Art ™ Designs include: framed art, art that can be worn (jewelry) and art that brightens up utilitarian things. “It all started about 6 years ago,” said Sharon Guard, Allie’s mother. “She had been given a set of paints and a set of colored pencils at Christmas and immediately began using the pencils to color intricate designs. An artist friend at the Pendleton admired her color sense and told her that “the world needs to see your art” then placed some drawing on a hallway wall.”
From those first colored drawings things expanded quickly. Fellow workers at Children’s Hospital where she works in the communications center completing patient mailings wanted her colorful designs on their ID Badge reels and Allie decided that she also wanted to make other things people could wear and use. “She ask me to be her manufacturer, to insert her designs into pendants, add “jewels” and varnish as needed,” said Sharon Guard. “We also have some very unique frames for her framed artwork.” Items for sale during this exhibition will include earrings, pendant necklaces, rings, barrettes, hair bands, purse hangers, bottle stoppers, ID badge reels, and notecards.
For more information on Allie’s show and other events, please visit www.sharonvilleculturalarts.org
For more information on Allie Guard, please visit http://www.allieartdesigns.com/