Vale Craft Gallery celebrates spring with an exhibition For
the Birds featuring sculpture, paintings, collage, ceramics,
jewelry, and mixed media works by a dozen mostly Chicago
artists. The show includes depictions of birds, eggs, nests,
and birdhouses in styles ranging from whimsical to lyrical.
On view will be painted wood birds by Steve Rebora,
eggshell mosaic paintings by Jennifer Ross, paper collage
aviaries by Judy Petacque, bird paintings on wood by Joyce
ceramic birdhouses by Mary Alexis Fox, clay and
encaustic sculptures by Linda LeMar, ceramic bird planters
by Peter Vale, rusted metal nests by Phil Lichtenhan, clay
bird heads by Charlie Van Gilder, burned wood engravings
by Amy Ventura, and ceramic birdbaths by Mike Arnold.
Jewelry by Bijou Graphique, Chickenscratch, and Lori
Presthus round out the avian theme.