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Bloomingdale Artists Assoc. Features Julie Mars' "Mix Up Your Media with Beads" 9/14/22 at 6:30 PM

Program includes a demo and "hands-on" time where artists can learn about different ways to incorporate beads into mixed media artworks. Hands-on time will include bead stringing and coiling, bead mosaic techniques and an introduction to bead weaving. Julie will also provide tips on using bead elements on canvas, glass, and other grounds. Visitors are welcome. Fee is $10. Program location: Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 108 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL.

From Julie Mars’ ABOUT website page (JAM FINE ARTS - Home):

“Throughout my career, I have created a distinct body of woven bead mosaics on canvas, panels, salvaged glassware, and other objects. My work evolved out of an interest in environmentalism and upcycling. In the 90’s I began embellishing single-serving juice bottles to make a series of colorful bottle tree fruits. I now find myself scouring thrift stores, flea markets, and Ebay for large-scale items to make into extraordinary bead mosaic artworks. I love the media of glass and reflective acrylic beads for the diverse colors, lusters, translucencies, and other optical effects they offer. Over the past few years, I have been working on installations and a series of woven bead mosaics on convex mirrors. I am a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have been a fine-arts professional for over 25 years as an artist, gallerist, and museum administrator. I currently work at the Addison Center for the Arts where I foster and promote the arts in the western suburbs.” ###

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