Saturday-only Holiday Art Sale
5 Saturdays – Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 4 and Dec 11
Noon – 4 pm
216 W. Madison St., South Bend, IN 46601
Artpost will open for a Saturdays-only Holiday Art Sale for five Saturdays, starting November 13, from noon – 4 pm. Stop by Artpost to meet some local artists and give the gift of art this season.
Artpost owner Kay Westhues will have photographs, holiday and greeting cards, photo zines, and custom printed pillows for sale. Selected photographs are 20% off through the end of 2021. These can be purchased at the gallery or ordered online to be picked up at the gallery or delivered to you.
Each Saturday will feature a different guest artist:
November 13: Ruth Andrews and Mike Slaski (prayer flags, artist books, small sculptures)
November 20: John Enrique Thompson (graphic novel, comics)
November 27: Liz Kuntz (prints and greeting cards)
December 4: Kandy Grady (hand-painted Christmas ornaments, cards, prints, and paintings)
December 11: David Dodd Lee (shaped collages suspended in floated frames; collages on book covers)
About the Artists
Kay Westhues / Artpost Gallery
Artpost opened in 2009 as a gallery and creative space located in downtown South Bend, IN. Artists Kay Westhues and Jake Webster co-founded the gallery to provide an inclusive, welcoming exhibition space for regional contemporary and folk art, as well as a venue for local poetry. Currently, Artpost serves as Kay’s art studio, and visits can be arranged by appointment.
Kay is an artist and folklorist whose work encompasses the fields of photography, videography, audio, drawing, and ethnography. She currently teaches for the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend, and for the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN.
Ruth Andrews and Mike Slaski (Nov 13)
Ruth Andrews and Mike Slaski continually collaborate in love and art. They offer affordable ceramic pieces, prayer flags and little books. Mike is primarily known for wood and stone sculpture and Ruth is best known for her murals.
John Enrique Thompson (Nov 20)
The Comely Widow: The Crimes of Serial Killer Belle Gunness is a true-crime graphic narrative done in the style of old newspaper comic strips reflecting the era that her crimes took place. This highly researched, historic true crime story details the life and crimes of infamous serial killer Belle Gunness and includes over 230 pages of story and nearly 100 pages of supporting footnotes.
John Enrique Thompson is a Michiana native and veteran of the United States Army. He is a lecturer of Fine Arts at Indiana University South Bend where he teaches Graphic Design.
Elizabeth Kuntz (Nov 27)
Elizabeth, a South Bend native and daughter of the late sculptor Robert Kuntz, is an intuitive artist who has had a lifelong passion for drawing. For the past several years, she has been learning about the ancient philosophies of Tai Chi, Qigong, and meditation from a Master in Cyprus, her home for 22 years. Through these practices, she has been discovering her true nature as a human being, and her art is an expression of these experiences on her journey of spiritual growth.
A wide selection of prints and greeting cards of Elizabeth’s pastel, ink, and colored pencil drawings will be available for purchase.
Kandy Grady (Dec 4)
Kandy is an African-American artist known for her work in mixed media. She considers two of her series to be her lifelong work; her Simply Faith series and Crazy Blessed series. Both artworks are representative of her faith and her desire to spread love and joy to all through her art. Grady’s Simply Faith series re-tell stories of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible with a fresh perspective. The artist’s Crazy Blessed series encourages inclusion, equality, encouragement, and compassion for one another.
Kandy creates her art at her home studio in her hometown of Dowagiac, MI.
David Dodd Lee (Dec 11)
David’s collage work was recently featured, along with an interview, in The Journal. It has also appeared in The Hunger, Twyckenham Notes, Tupelo Quarterly, Pinball, Permafrost, The Indianapolis Review, Off the Coast, Packingtown Review, Watershed Review, Lily Poetry Review, and many other publications. An essay and artwork are forthcoming in Rose Metal Press’s A Field Guide to Graphic Literature (out 2022). A book including his collages and writing, Unlucky Animals, is forthcoming (also in 2022 (delayed due to the pandemic)).
Most recently, his work has also been featured in one-person exhibitions at Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Gallery, in the Backspace Gallery at Northern Illinois University, and at Langlab in South Bend. His illustrations for essays and fiction often appear online at The Rumpus. David is also a poet and has published many books of poetry and some fiction. He is an Associate Professor of English at IU South Bend.
This year you can give the gift of art and support our local artists.
If you can’t visit on Saturdays, you are welcome to call 574-287-6293 and make an appointment for a weekday visit.
Masks are required for all visitors to Artpost Gallery.