WITHOUT/Within: Explorations of Spaces

Tomorrow, February 24th is the opening reception for “WITHOUT/Within” at the 116 Gallery at Mixology Salon Spa from 4-7pm. The exhibit features the mixed media works of Catherine Keebler and oil paintings of John Paul Schafer. Schafer’s work is described by 116 Gallery as “vibrant and intense…reaching into space, with blue-black depths that seem to…

Stu Ainsworth Inducted Into the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame

Stu_Ainsworth is a wonderful person.  He is also a musician, an arts advocate, a volunteer and a donor. Doing all of those things in a big way. Giving of his talents, his time and his money.  And all of that time, talent, and support is being celebrated with his induction into the Fox Valley Arts…

Volunteer Social on March 7th

New candidates and current volunteers are invited to a Volunteer Social on March 7th, 2018 from 4:30-6:00pm at the Baker Community Center. All are welcome! Alison Bastian, the new director of the St. Charles Arts Council, has identified building SCAC’s base of volunteers as a top priority for 2018. In her letter from the director,…

“Hygge” Opens at Fine Line

“Hygge” opens at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center this Friday, February 16th with an opening reception from 6:00-8:00pm. The show features works of art related to the Danish concept of “hygge.” As defined by Fine Line, the concept of “hygge:”   “Can be thought of as a warm glow, a feeling of comfort and…

Water Street Studios’ Call for Performers

Water Street Studios has a call out seeking new performers for its monthly Live Art Series. The series explores a variety of art forms including, but not limited to, music, film, dance, and storytelling. Performers receive a $250 stipend. Apply now to be booked for the 2018 season!  

Work of Diane Levesque and Anke Korioth at Water Street Studios

Don’t miss the opening of Water Street Studios’ newest exhibition featuring the work of Diane Levesque and Anke Korioth. The reception will be held this Friday, February 9th from 6:00-9:00pm in the Dempsey Family Gallery.   From Water Street about the artists:   Diane’s fanciful paintings combine reappearing motifs of opposites—the strange and beautiful, dark…

New Show – Pop-Up Galleries at Pheasant Run Resort

The St Charles Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of another in their series of Pop-Up Galleries in the Bourbon Street area of Pheasant Run Resort.  Featured Artists in this invitational Member Show – A Little Help From My Friends are: John Abel (wood), Guy J. Bellaver (sculpture), Claudia Frost (photography), and Hollis…

ENCORE! Mt. Morris Artist-In-Residency

There’s still time to apply for the artist residency with ENCORE! Mt. Morris. The organization is seeking artists with a broadly-defined interest in community-based artwork for a full time internship-like experience from June 1st through August 10th. Artists will be expected to make art in and with the community. The deadline to apply is February 10th….

CreatiVets 2018 Summer Arts Program

CreatiVets, in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, is now taking applications for an all expenses paid summer arts program for veterans. The three week program runs from May 29-June 15 and gives veterans the opportunity to explore ceramics, photography, drawing, and more. Selected candidates will be enrolled into The School of the Art…

Peggy Sue Seehafer- Recipient of Imaging Excellence Award

Peggy Sue Seehafer, local artist and Board President of the St. Charles Arts Council, was just awarded the Professional Photographers of America’s Imaging Excellence Award for superior image making, a distinction very few received out of the 6,000 entries.   Professional Photographers of America is the largest international nonprofit association created by photographers, for photographers….