We always close during January while we prepare the grant that we apply for every year through the Kentucky Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. We also use that time for vacations and for any building improvements that require the doors to be closed. We will monitor email and facebook messages but there probably will not be anyone checking phone messages. We re-open Thursday, February 1 and will have our first class of the new year on Saturday, February 3.
Graves County Elementary School District Exhibit
February 7 - 23
The Graves County Elementary School District will be holding its annual art exhibit at the Icehouse February 7-23, with a closing reception to be held 5-7pm on Friday, February 23. Artwork will be sold for $10 each with the proceeds donated to the Icehouse. This is one of our biggest events and the reception is always packed.
Click on the image for more information on artwork in the sale.
When Mel Garbark passed away last year there were 90 completed works of art remaining in his studio. Thanks to his daughter Gale Dillon, the representative for his estate, these will be offered through the Icehouse in a special exhibit from May 5 through June 3. It will be an honor for us to stage this event since Mel was such a good friend to the Guild and to many artists throughout the region. We will have the opportunity to pay tribute to this internationally-recognized wildlife artist at a reception to open the exhibit that will be held from 6 until 8pm on Friday, May 5. A page will be set up on our website at icehousearts.org to display the most significant of these works.
Click on the image above to see more of Mel's works for sale...
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The Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild and our Icehouse Gallery are supported primarily by contributions from our membership and the corporate community. Nine percent of our operating budget comes from the City of Mayfield, Graves County Fiscal Court and the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which receives state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.