Tuesday - Saturday
12 PM - 8 PM
relax with your food and wine in our Art Gallery, which comprises
several intimate seating areas in the lower level of Wines
by Jennifer, each adorned with beautiful artwork from our Featured
Artist. Our Featured Artists rotate on a regular basis, so
there are always fresh and interesting works for you to enjoy
addition to the Featured Artwork, we also have on permanent display
and for sale several beautiful ceramic
and woodworking pieces.
- November, 2007 Featured Artists:
love for photography started from an early
age with a Brownie camera savoring every picture
to make it count, to the Nikon D100 I now use.
My husband bought me my first good film camera,
a Pentax K1000, and with that my passion grew
until I changed to digital in 2000 before our
first trip to Ireland. As technology changed
with cameras, computers, and software, I became
more fluent with my expressions through photos,
and my own greeting cards, and calendars."
desire is to share with each person who sees
my photos, or who might receive one of my cards,
the view that God shares with me as I look
out into this big world that God has created.
The world can look like a really harsh place,
until you realize that each leaf, each dew
drop, each color, and each vision comes from
beyond us. It is as though God speaks to me
through the lens of my camera, and shows me
many wonders. Through my photography I can
always look out into the world, and see the
peace of God, no matter what is going on around
me. I hope you can too."
an artist, I strive to create universal pieces
laced with originality and depth. Because a
lot of my work stems from life experiences,
art has proved itself a creative outlet allowing
me freedom to express myself devoid of solid
explanation. This liberty also allows for a
universal approach while preserving uniqueness."
of my pieces include digital photography, acrylic
paint and various patterns and forms of paper.
Layered on canvas, these mediums combine to
create a variety of forms of expression and
depth. Although most of the work I create is
a form of self-expression, my desire is that
others will gain some form of inspiration and
enjoyment from the piece."
Melville Vance is a freelance photographer
who has lived in Kansas City all her life.
She became interested in photography in
the early 80’s while working for the U.S.
Customs Service. A co-worker introduced
her to what now is her life passion. Money
was tight but with an unexpected check,
she was able to purchase her first camera,
a 35mm Canon AE1 Program. And as the saying
goes, “the rest is history.” This would
become one of God’s gifts she would truly
come to love. In December of 2003, Joyce
ventured into the digital world of photography
and began shooting with a Nikon D100. This
opened up an entire new facet to her, giving
her more freedom to create and capture
the moment in which she now enjoys even
her imagination and heart felt thoughts Joyce
began capturing these moments in her photography.
Joyce is attracted to the uniqueness in everyday
things that she photographs, transforming
them into expressions of her heart.
photography is my life, it is where my heart
and passion lies. Most of my photos are a
reflection of me – the moods and hurts we
feel, in the people we see, reverberating
the cycle of life we live day to day traveling
sometimes on a road going nowhere.”
they all are pieces of who I am.”