Down On Main Street

Joyce Badanes: The Art of Making Art


Fiber artist Joyce Badanes will be demonstrating one of the more interesting ways to create pattern on silk scarves using three  Japanese shibori techniques on Saturday, July 20th from noon till 2pm at Berryville Main Street’s Fire House Gallery.

Badanes has mastered many types of fiber art ranging from quilting to batik to tie-dying. Using the skills she has developed over the past three decades, Badanes turns out everything from stunning scarves imprinted with her original designs to intricately patterned quilts. Inspiration comes from many sources ranging from Native American art to Japanese and Chinese watercolors to antique posters. Experiments in creating fabrics by dying, over-dying and painting are some of her latest interests.

Badanes’ presentation is part of the gallery’s ongoing Art of Making Art educational series featuring live demonstrations by area artists.  The program, which launched in 2012, was created to increase awareness about different forms of art and appreciation for the knowledge and skill involved in mastery of these forms.

The Fire House Gallery is located at 23 East Main Street, Berryville. Gallery hours are 11am–3pm, Wednesday through Saturday. For more about Badanes rich and varied background visit the Contact the gallery at 540 955-4001.

Get Your Main Street Mugs

Berryville Main Street’s Fire House Gallery has just received a new shipment of their best-selling signature mugs featuring the Main Street streetscape, designed and created by Bluemont resident and graphic artist Jeanne Krohn. The mugs cost $10, with proceeds supporting the programs of Berryville Main Street. If you have previous mugs, you’ll want to add the new one to complement your set. Never had a Berryville Main Street Mug? Now’s your chance. Get them while they last!