Galena! Features Artist Paul Chase in October
Galena! announces Paul Chase as the co-op's featured
artist for October. Stop in the shop at 121 N. Commerce Street
to see Chase's two- and three-dimensional works of art, including
his internationally recognized fine art guitar paintings called
will host a Meet and Greet event in the Hello Galena! shop on
Oct. 26. He will share his passion and give autographs
from 1-4 p.m.
cliché, "Born to be…," is a truism when talking about the life
and talent of Paul Chase. With ancestry that includes Georgia
O'Keeffe, Chase was born to be an artist. During his childhood
days in Sun Prairie, Wis., he drew illustrations with markers
on t-shirts, and in high school, he helped artistically challenged
students do their art class homework.
sheer volume and variety of paintings, collages, and sculptures
are evidence of Chase's creative energy. Any item is potential
art in his eyes. Landscapes,
cityscapes, interiorscapes and themescapes are Chase's most
recognized works. Guitars are his passion.
are taken apart and components used in collages or sculptures.
Guitars are painted with oils. Guitars are incorporated into
vineyard or western themed series. One guitar is 16 feet tall,
and a book, "The Big Guitar," tells its story from creation
Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., is currently
exhibiting more than 30 of Paul's large format paintings and
prints and a growing collection of Paul Chase original painted
is a favorite element in Chase's collage work and sculptures.
His new collage series, "CopperVisions"
consists of large canvases painted in oils with copper foil
and silk for dimension and texture.
natural talent was developed through art instruction at the
University of Platteville. His bachelor's degree is in fine
art; his master's degree is in graphic communication. For more
than 30 years, Chase shared his skills by teaching others.
addition to the Hello Galena! shop, Chase's pieces are on display
at his Hickory Grove Studio, on his websites (paulchase.com;
in private collections, and in shops around the country.
Galena! is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization made up of
more than 65 local artists. Their artwork and signature gift
items are displayed at 121 N. Commerce Street, Galena, Ill.
Artists staff the art-only shop. Check out our handy online
map, store hours and directions.
information, call (815) 777-1448 during shop hours.
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