“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…

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….

“Storytelling: Hmong American Voices”

The opening reception for “Storytelling: Hmong American Voices” is this Friday, February 2nd from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Aurora Public Library Dunham Atrium. Presented by Northern Illinois University’s Pick Museum of Anthropology and Aurora Public Library, the exhibition tells the stories of local Hmong Americans through objects and personal stories.   From the Pick Museum:…

West Chicago’s 9th Annual Community Art Banner Exhibit

This is the last week for submissions to the 9th Annual Community Art Banner Exhibit, a juried exhibit that will be installed on West Chicago’s Main Street this spring. The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission invites participating artists to channel their “inner Andy Warhol” for this year’s Pop Art theme. The deadline to submit is…

The Keep Launch Party

The Keep, a new community and co-working studio for digital creatives in the Tri-city area, is having their launch party this Friday, January 26th from 6:00-9:00 pm. This is an opportunity to tour the new co-working studio and meet designers, illustrators, photographers, writers, developers, and other creative freelancers who are looking to connect and collaborate….

Geneva Film Festival Sneak Preview

In preparation for the Geneva Film Festival’s 10th anniversary celebration March 8th-10th, Water Street Studios will be hosting a sneak preview of film trailers this Friday, January 26th at 6:00 pm. Film genres include animation, narrative features, and documentaries. Pre-sale tickets available online through the 25th. Light refreshments will be served, and beer by Solemn…