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Stained glass

Stained Glass is Back!

Registration OPEN for Stained Glass classes from Gallery’s Choice starting April 6 th held at the Moose Lodge in Downers Grove, IL. “It seems perfect, to me, that we should come back to Downers Grove… to reconnect with friends and students, and to celebrate our 20 year anniversary of being in business, while supporting the good works of another impactful organization!” Visit for more details.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Farmers’ Market Pie

One of the benefits of selling at the local farmer’s markets is being so close to the freshest locally grown fruits and veggies! And you already know, if you have read my blog before, that I love to experiment with new recipes and produce I never tried before. This year I am SO excited by the super fresh offerings of our Glencoe Farmer’s Market neighbor, Barry’s Berries. Fresh rhubarb is a plant I know from my childhood. The ruby stems and huge heart shaped leaves so broad and green they could hide a small 4-year old child (like me) underneath. Cooking with rhubarb is something I have never done. Too scared off by the warnings about the “poisonous” leaves of the plant, I was not sure what parts to use safely – it always put me on edge. But at the farmer’s market, the grower had the leaves removed, and all I had to worry about was cleaning and chopping for my recipe! So – this year – and for the very first time – …

Sharing Social

The art of self promotion has certainly become a thing in this post pandemic era! And one most artists and small businesses will certainly be struggling with now and for some time in the future. But taming the beast is imperative to remaining relevant in the new economy. So, as scary and unfriendly as this learning curve may seem: “we boldly go where no one’s gone before”. Well, sort of! Here’s to Reels, on-line video, and a commitment to improve the quality of content as I learn. Glad you’re out there and hope you enjoy this journey! Please follow us as you explore the links to our future at Gallery’s Choice! When you share a post, story or reel with someone you might think would like to see it, you help us grow. When you comment and send your positive love our way with engagement, you help us grow! We can’t do this alone – YOU MATTER! It’s a social thing! Check us out on Instagram @gallerys_choice , on Facebook , on Apple Podcasts, Google …

Original art by Rose Jarecki Sunset Boat in Acrylic

Episode #14: Light and Leeks

Episode #14: Light and Leeks of the Art for Life Podcast by Gallery’s Choice will expand your understanding of light and how it is used by artists to create not only imagery, but mood and emotion. By grasping how masters have applied light techniques, you can improve your work – should you be an artist or artist wanna-be. Or elevate your enjoyment and appreciation for how those special pieces of art you love in your life came to be!

Leeks Potatoes and Lavender

Potato Leek Soup

Vegetarian friendly and heart healthy this hearty soup makes the meal! Discover Leeks and learn how to elevate a simple week-night meal to fine-dining. Made with GC Lavender’s pantry essential Gourmet Triple Salt and Lemon Pepper seasonings. Courtesy of the Art for Life podcast from Gallery’s Choice.

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Special Tribute 2021

This Episode #13 of the Art for Life Podcast is a special dedication acknowledging the challenges of today and sharing a story of our family’s Holiday tradition in the context of joy through remembrance. Traditions transcend time, establish connections and build community. We hope you’ll share in this tradition with us this year from where ever you are by listening, and look forward to being with you in the years to come.