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Current Show:

Reception with Artists November 2
Friday, November 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Rene Murray: Dwellings in Clay
Sherie Presta: Jewelry Trunk Show
Wendy Franklin: Fiber




Please join us on Friday, November 2 from 5 to 8 pm for the opening reception of Imaginary

 Dwellings in Clay featuring ceramic sculpture by Rene Murray.  On view through December 29,

the exhibition highlights the artist's playful cluster houses and colorful clay paintings inspired by architecture. 

Through November 4, we are also featuring Wendy Franklin's fiber wall art.  Layering hand-dyed

wool and silk using a felting technique, Wendy creates beautiful abstract art in luminous colors.

On view November 1 through 4 will be Chicago artist Sherie Presta’s Jewelry Trunk Show

featuring her handmade ceramic beads. Stop by to meet Sherie at the gallery during the

November 2 reception from 6 to 8 pm and on November 3 from 11 am to 2 pm. 

Extended hours for SOFA:
Fri, Nov 2, 10 am-8 pm 
Sat, Nov 3, 10 am-5 pm
Sun, Nov 4, 10 am-2 pm


Peter's recent interview in

Chicago Gallery News.


For additional information or images, please contact:
Vale Craft Gallery at 312-337-3525 or

Archive of Past Events

Vale Craft Gallery

230 West Superior Street - Chicago, IL. 60654

Phone: 312.337.3525 - Fax: 312.337.3530


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Regular Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 10:30am to 5:30pm

Saturday: 11:00am to 5:00 pm

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About Vale Craft Gallery:
Located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant River North gallery district, Vale Craft Gallery exhibits and sells contemporary American fine craft
and sculpture including works in clay, fiber, metal, glass, wood and mixed media. Since 1992, gallery owner Peter Vale has shown an
eclectic and affordable collection of decorative, functional, and sculptural artwork by both local and national artists. Vale Craft Gallery
features colorful textiles, beautiful glass objects, handcrafted furniture, innovative ceramics, whimsical sculpture, and unique jewelry.