In Print partners with ELC for Fall ArtScene with Word of Art 2

In Print Professional Writers’ Organization and Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Art@Emmanuel, and the Center for the Arts and Spirituality, are proud to bring Word of Art 2 to Fall ArtScene 2015.

Word of Art 2 is a collaboration of Authors and Artists. The show is comprised of 35 artists’ canvases that were inspired by the written word. All of the poems, essays, and short stories and their accompanying works of art will be available for viewing in Emmanuel’s Celebration Room Gallery. Many of the canvases are available for sale. Also available to purchase is a full color, hard cover, beautiful publication that includes the Words and Art.

Please join us on Friday, October 2nd from 5 to 9 pm & Saturday, October 3rd from 4 to 9 pm for ArtScene.

Word of Art 2 Authors and Artists
are invited to attend the receptions and read their pieces and describe their art. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your published work to a whole new audience. Please contact Ruth Ann Molyneaux @ 815-218-5149 if you would like to schedule a reading.

Hors d’oeuvres & sweets will be served.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 3rd Ave., at the corner of 6th St & 3rd Ave in MidTown. Use the North entrance off of the 2nd Ave parking lot.

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Lovers of both Word and Art enjoy the Word of Art 2 gallery exhibition at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Lovers of both Word and Art enjoy the Word of Art 2 gallery exhibition at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Word of Art 2 Invited to Join Fall ArtScene!

Authors and Artists! Readers and Admirers! Friends and Family! Big news!

The Gallery at Emmanuel Lutheran Church has invited us to extend the Word of Art 2 Exhibition as part of Fall ArtScene!

That is quite an honor!

Rockford hosts a Spring and Fall ArtScene which brings out thousands of art-lovers to galleries and studios all over town, to enjoy new exhibits of original works. ArtScene attracts many fans. It’s free, and it’s fun for both the browser and the buyer.  If available, we encourage participants to return to the Gallery during these times to share your work with a whole new audience.  Fall ArtScene is Friday, October 2, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, October 3, from 4:00 to 9:00 pm.

In addition to ArtScene, the ELC Gallery is available for viewing on weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday, September 8 through Thursday, October 1. Enter through the north entrance, off Second Ave.

We appreciate this opportunity and graciously thank ELC for their help!

The Word of Art 2 Reception will be Friday, September 4, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with the Author / Artist Presentations beginning at 6 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Word of Art 2 Book Second Printing!

A second printing has been ordered!


If you missed out on the first press or didn’t order enough, here’s your chance to get a hard cover, full-color Word of Art 2 book featuring immensely talented authors and artists–LIKE YOU!

With cash or check made out to In Print, books are $15 each for In Print members, $20 for nonmembers.
If you order through the PayPal links below, please note that there is a $1 service fee ($16 members, $21 nonmembers)

We are now offering shipping and handling. Cost is $6 to send up to two books. This option is not yet available for PayPal, but let us know if you are interested in having your order shipped to you and we can make arrangements.

Books are expected by Friday, October 2*.

Book ordering questions can be addressed to Mary at

Quantities are limited.
First ordered, first delivered.

*Friday, October 2 and Saturday October 3 is Fall ArtScene featuring the Word of Art 2 Exhibition
*Saturday October 10 is the next In Print meeting at Cherry Valley Library

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Word of Artist 2 Guideline Reminder

Artist Guidelines:

* Any medium is acceptable but it must be on the 16×20 canvas provided by In Print.

* Stories are open to interpretation, but please nothing of a graphic nature.

* Finish the sides of the canvas.

* The title of the artwork will be the same as that of the selected written piece.

* Some portion of the words of the story must be included in the artwork as well as the author’s name. Please sign your work.

* If your canvas will contain dimensional art, we ask that you add the hardware before you begin work. D-links with wire work well with our hanging system.

* Artwork must be dropped off by July 11 to be included in the book.

* For your convenience, completed art may be brought to the In Print meetings on June 13 or July 11, 1-3 pm, at the East State Branch of the Rockford Public Library.

* Artwork dropped off after July 11 can still be in the gallery exhibition, but will not be in the book.

If you have any questions or need to make arrangements for drop-off, contact Mary Lamphere at

A WORD of ART 2 Reception, in Cooperation with the Center for the Arts and Spirituality and Art@Emmanuel, will be held Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 from 5-8 pm with the program running 6-7:30. It will again be at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Avenue Rockford, Illinois 61104.
Word and Art will be displayed, authors will read their work and artists will talk about their inspiration.
Books will be for sale.
This event is free and open to the public.