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Holiday Events are the Focus at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery
Holiday Events are the Focus at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery


Several holiday-themed classes and events are planned in the upcoming weeks at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca.

A Colored Pencil Class with artist Cindi O’Mara will offer students an opportunity to  create holiday designs they can then use to design their own holiday cards! Classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 4 and 11, and the cost is $40. A supply list for the class can be found on the gallery’s website.

“Serenity,” a solo exhibit of photography by Richard Ricci, is currently on display through Nov. 29. An opening reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, and the public is invited to stop by and meet this emerging artist!

Intuitive Painting with artist Jen Mutton will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. The first portion of the class has a short mediation period before participants will create a masterpiece of feelings and thoughts on canvas. Dress in comfortable painting clothes, bring a 16 x 20 canvas and five of your favorite acrylic paints, and everything else will be provided for you! The cost for this class is just $20.   

A “Gifts From the Heart” holiday exhibit will be featured at the gallery from Nov. 18 through Jan. 3. An opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, will feature a Chinese auction, live music by Dana Eric Misenheimer and refreshments. 

A poetry class with Julie Ricci takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. Guests will learn about Haiku — three-line poems of Japanese origin which give us a “snapshot” in words to evoke a mood or feeling. The “Serenity” photography exhibit will provide inspiration, and the rest is left to your imagination. Even if you’ve never written poetry before, you can do this! The cost of this creative class is just $10. 

Altered Art Christmas Bulbs with artist Andrea Oswald will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. All supplies are included, and participants will create three funky glass ornaments using modeling paste, acrylic paints, glass beads and ribbons to decorate their final pieces.

Wine, Women & Art, a girl’s night out, will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. Artist Andrea Oswald will guide participants step by step as they create a beautiful piece of artwork while conversing with friend, sipping a glass of wine and enjoying some tasty goodies! The cost is $25; please call the gallery to reserve your spot!  

Holiday Bliss with Blessing by Nature, with Paula D’Amico, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. A plant power workshop, guests will learn the history and value of everyday herbs and plants, and you will be very surprised by what you will learn! The cost is $20 and participants will also make and take home two sachets as part of the workshop. Reservations are required.

For more information on the gallery or any of its classes or events, please call 675-0204 or visit www.etjgallery.com. Frequent updates can be found by following Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery on Facebook at www.facebook.com/etjgallery.


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