116 GALLERY – Located at 116 W. Main (inside Mixology Aveda Salon/Spa) 116 GALLERY’s exhibit “Max Introspection”, features artists Fern Shaffer and George Bruce. Shaffer works in acrylic on canvas and Bruce in oil pastel. The artwork in this show explores the dynamics of the familiar, when expressed in uncharacteristic dimensions. Innovative perspectives create unprecedented form, and the abstractions become responses to reality. September 9, Saturday, 4pm – 7pm is the Artist Reception including a Jazz Weekend performance! Celebrate with visual and performing artists.
A Gallery of Nature – Located at 41W781 Route 64, St. Charles (inside Wasco Nursery and Garden Center), A Gallery of Nature’s exhibit is the “Wonders of Nature”, by The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society. The show, which will be going on throughout ArtsFest, features a variety of photographs as well as photographic processes. The Society’s work reflects nature from serene to sensual to sensational; from macro to micro lenses; on exotic Mulberry papers, iridescent metals to archival white – all aesthetically stunning.
Steel Beam Theatre Art Gallery – Located at 111 W. Main (inside Steel Beam Theatre), Steel Beam Theatre Art Gallery’s exhibit features Artist Terry Niccoli’s luminous soft pastel work. Most of Terry’s work is done in a plein air setting, using soft pastels, which provides an immediacy to the art and a vibrancy to the color.
The exhibit, which will be going on throughout ArtsFest can be viewed during Steel Beam’s hours. Enjoy the gallery and a show! During ArtsFest, SBT is producing 100 Years of Broadway, The 1st Century of Musicals. Visit steelbeamtheatre.com for show times.
Norris Cultural Arts Center – Vicinity Show – Featuring works in all media, created by artists who reside within 50 miles of the NCAC, the Vicinity 2017 exhibit will open on Saturday, September 16. The exhibit is an annual highlight of the gallery season.
A reception honoring the artists of Vicinity 2017 is on Sunday, September 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. Winning entries in the exhibit will be announced, and prizes awarded to the artists. Free refreshments will be served.
Visit the Vicinity 2017 exhibit during regular gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Admission and parking are always free.
Call 630-584-7200 for more information.