We are so excited this week because there's a big bare spot on the wall where one of our favorite paintings used to be.
Sunflower Barn, an oil painting on panel by Cynthia Quinn that has been one of our favorites in the store for many months is on its way to its new owner. We’re so jealous, but also happy.
It always was kind of a crazy vision to think we could sell fine art in a store that also sells chicken feed. Even really high quality chicken feed. We thank Cynthia and our other artists for believing in that vision along with us, although we have to admit the art sales have been kind of few and far between.
Fortunately, Cynthia has been a steadfast friend and partner of CLUCK the Chicken Store. She was a participant in our plein air painting day in the spring, and she designed our exclusive tea towels and our baby onesies that have been very popular.
Now we’re proud to announce that we will display a selection of Cynthia’s work – not just chickens – starting October 25 with an artist’s reception at the store. The focus of the work will be farm and pastoral scenes from Wisconsin's remarkable rural heritage. If you have seen Cynthia’s work at the Overture Center for the Arts, the Pyle Center, Olbrich Gardens, the Racine Art Museum, the DiRicci Gallery at Edgewood College, or the Steinhauer Trust Gallery at the UW Arboretum, you know she is accomplished at everything from landscapes to still life to animal -- and human -- portraits. The evening will also include a showing of paintings in a similar vein by Jan Norsetter at ZaZen Gallery next door. Twice as interesting, twice as lovely -- all on the same remarkable night.
If you love art, mark your calendar for October 25 and watch the CLUCK events page for more details as we get closer to the day.