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Gallery Reception @ Water Street Studios

Gallery Reception @ Water Street Studios

Mar 8, 2019 | 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
160 S. Water Street | 160 S. Water Street , IL 60510 | 630.761.9977

Mar 8, 2019
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

160 S. Water Street
160 S. Water Street , IL 60510

Water Street Studios’ welcomes two new exhibitions featuring the works of four dynamic, local artists. In the Dempsey Family Gallery located on the first floor of Water Street Studios, Joe Milosevich and Richard DeVeau explore the use of text in a display of their new work in their exhibition titled, “Writing on the Wall”. DeVeau shares, “Text has been part of the visual art lexicon since Chinese calligraphy, dating back to about 1600 B.C. Many attribute text’s entry into modern art’s vernacular to Picasso and Braque, when they pasted newspaper clipping into their cubist paintings in 1912. Since then, there is a long list of postmodern and contemporary artists who have made words and text either a component of their work or its entire focus.” In the Chicago Capital Gallery located on the second floor of Water Street Studios Ellen Judson and Marcy Rogge invite you to experience the versatility of clay in its form, texture, color, and display in their exhibition titled, “Clay on the Wall”. This exhibition seeks to inspire viewers to think of clay as more than just mugs, bowls, and vases.

Opening reception for “Writing on the Wall” and “Clay on the Wall” will be held Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The artists will be present at the reception to discuss their work and answer questions. In addition, appetizers will be provided by Gaetano's Batavia, cash bar featuring beer from Solemn Oath Brewery, and wine will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. Both gallery exhibits will continue to be on display until Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 5pm. The exhibits in both galleries can be visited during regular public hours: Thursday-Sunday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. at 160 S. Water Street in Batavia, IL 60510.

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