“Button Quilts: Hope, Love and Beauty” by Karen Braas
A love for antique buttons has led Karen Braas to yard sales from Pennsylvania to Kentucky to Iowa. As her collection grew in size so did her desire to turn them into an art form. She began with small shadow boxes and framed pictures of Christmas scenes and floral arrangements. Karen then began to use old linens as a foundation for larger pictures. She likes to call some of these larger forms of art her button quilts. Not satisfied with Christmas scenes, floral arrangements, and button quilts, she then combined paint and buttons on canvas to create another unique form of modern art images.
Karen also has carried her art talents into the frames for her pictures. The use of stain and paint on these frames has created another form fart that compliments the art created with buttons.
To share her art, she began to attend craft shows around Lancaster County and now has a following of customers that refer to her as the “Button Lady.” All proceeds from her sales are donated to Relay for Life, in the memory of her sister, with the hope that some day a cure for all cancer will be found.
“LOOK and SEE: Artistic Adventures in Perception” by Sacred Heart School Students
Enter a world where art is more than meets the eye. Inspired by our study of abstraction, op art, and surrealism, Sacred Heart artists present work that transcends reality and challenges the viewer to stop and look beyond the first glance. The exhibit includes a variety of media from collage to watercolor and 3-dimensional work.