CALL FOR ARTISTS

We’re opening another Pop Up Arts gallery that will run from Saturday, November 5 through Sunday November 27, as part of the 2nd Annual Celebrating Veterans Through Art event taking place in St. Charles, IL from November 5 – 12, 2016.  The Artist Reception will be Saturday, November 5. The Theme of the gallery is…

International Children’s Film Fest at Charlestowne 18 Theatre

“The ICFilmFest, the first touring festival of world-class children’s film programs, is excited to present the ICFilmFest at Classic Cinemas Charlestowne 18 Theatre. This year’s exciting lineup, tailored for children, showcases nine films from eight countries—with all films in their St. Charles premieres on Saturday, October 1st at 10:15am. This extraordinary shorts program features a…

Roderick Chambers and Jank Guitar’s “One Song, One Take”

Roderick Chambers is a singer, songwriter and guitarist.   With his group R-Styl, he has opened for various artists such as Genuine, Fat Joe, Pitbull, Betty Wright, 3LW, Wayne Wonder, Nappy Roots, and many more.  They were featured in the 2008 NBA Finals in Miami, Florida to sing the National Anthem, and have worked with…

Morton Arboretum Photographic Society Opening at Gallery of Nature

There will be a “Meet the Artists” Reception at Wasco Nursery and Garden Center’s Gallery of Nature on Saturday, October 1 from 3 to 5 p.m.   Always a beautiful show.  Join Sharon Schmidt of A Cultural Connection who organizes and curates the shows and meet the artists.

Celebrating Veterans Through Art

The 2nd Annual Celebrating Veterans Through Art Event will take place in St. Charles from Saturday, November 5 through Saturday, November 12.  It includes concerts at North High School (November 11) and at the Arcada (November 9), Film from East High School, a Veterans Reception (November 9), and more.  Mark your calendars!  Details coming up!…

Featured Artist: Taylor Sibrava-Kokoszka

Taylor Sibrava-Kokoszka, co-owner* of the brand new studio, Dance Arts Center of St. Charles (DAC), has opened her studio to promote the beauty and emotion of dance through a unified technical and creativity focus where dancers can grow in skill, and maintain the artistic aesthetics of dance. I sat down with Taylor and learned more about…

Featured Artist: Scott Corbin

Have you noticed The Jank Guitar Store right along Main Street in downtown St. Charles? I sat down with store owner, Scott Corbin, and got some awesome details about his experience as a nationwide studio guitarist, as well as more insight on the reason he opened The Jank Guitar Store. We sat down in the…

Featured Artist: Casely

About a week ago, I had the privilege of sitting down with nationally known recording artist, Jean-Carlos Casely. Jean-Carlos, who goes by Casely, was born and raised in Miami, FL.  Casely is a singer and songwriter, who also plays guitar and piano. He often records with Scott Corbin, owner of local guitar center, The Jank…

Artists from the neXt Gallery Student Art Show March 2016

Student Art Show The neXt Gallery Student Art Show was an excellent opportunity to feature the work of students from Kindergarten through college. During the opening reception, many students were present to celebrate their artistic efforts. The above thumbnail gallery features some of the artists standing near their art. A huge thanks to all of…

RECAP: neXt Gallery Student Art Show March 2016

The neXt Gallery at 11 E. Main Street turned out wonderfully. Many art enthusiasts and gallery artists, as well as their family and friends, came out for the reception in celebration of the wonderful artwork on display.  Please click through the thumbnail gallery above to see photos from the opening reception. This event allowed art…