Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass 19th Annual Goblet Invitational starts today (Photos)

Womans Club Fine Art Fair thrives at Naper Settlement

The opening reception will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13. The exhibit will continue through August 17. Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass is located at 5100 Belt Line Road Suite 820, Dallas, TX. 888-865-2228. Did you enjoy this article? If so, please share it with your friends. Click on the Subscribe button above to receive email updates when new articles are available.

I started drawing local scenes in the 1980s, when the town started to change into a suburb, said the former fashion industry artist. Some of them are of tractors and other scenes from my grandparents farms, and others are of things that say Naperville to people whove been here a few years. The event draws a number of top artists, such as Anne Hanley from Wheaton, who won the Naperville Womans Club NWC Award at last years event. Its also hard to find a setting that says Naperville more clearly than Naper Settlement, a mock pioneer village that contains actual buildings and replicas of buildings from the citys past. The Naperville Womans Club has held its art fair at the living history museum every year since the facility opened in 1969. It costs a lot to rent the museum for the weekend, but its well worth it, asserted event committee member Judy Kovarik. It gives us room to spread the artists booths out on the grass, which keeps them much cooler than being on concrete like a lot of fairs are. The buildings are all open and the docents are all demonstrating, so families can bring their children to see the print shop and the blacksmith shop when they get tired of looking at art. Thirteen-year-old Andrew Tavares couldnt agree more. This is more entertaining than the art, the Arlington Heights resident observed while watching a pioneer-style blacksmith at work.