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About our Art – Jim Lovelace

[ 0 ] October 29, 2019 |
About our Art – Jim Lovelace

Jim Lovelace attended Glenwood High School in Chatham, IL, then attended Illinois State University during the late 1970’s. Having virtually no involvement in painting until he was in his mid-fifties, the experience is extremely enlightening and often challenging. As an outdoor enthusiast for almost all of his life, he decided to use his newfound artistic […]

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About Our Art- J. Swiech

[ 0 ] September 6, 2019 |
About Our Art- J. Swiech

 J Swiech is an accomplished artist in a variety of styles and media. She grew up in Bloomington-Normal and graduated from ISU where she studied both theatre and art. Her primary focus and training were in graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor.   All of the paintings in this collection have been completed in the last […]

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Scott Ide Photography

[ 0 ] March 4, 2019 |
Scott Ide Photography

Scott Ide is a photographer from Dixon, Illinois. This is where he learned to appreciate the beauty that can be found in our countryside. In high school he had an interest in photography, but he has really been able to develop his skills over the past couple of years. Scott currently works full time, and […]

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Mandy Roeing Fine Art

[ 0 ] January 4, 2019 |
Mandy Roeing Fine Art

Mandy Roeing resides in Downs, Illinois with her husband and their two daughters. Mandy began her art career in 2001, when her love of animals and passion for painting merged through commissioned pet portraits. She enjoys capturing the individual personality and spirit of animals in a piece that connects a person to the bond they […]

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About Our Art- Larry Kanfer

[ 0 ] November 5, 2018 |
About Our Art- Larry Kanfer

Larry Kanfer is a photographer and longtime resident of Champaign-Urbana. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1979 and immediately opened his own photography gallery, which he has maintained since that time. He has had the pleasure and rare opportunity of making art his profession for over 30 years! “While on the surface, the […]

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About Our Art- Nostalgia

[ 0 ] September 5, 2018 |
About Our Art- Nostalgia

Brianna Lehnen is a student at Illinois State University. She is a senior, majoring in Interactive Media within the Communications department at ISU, but her darkroom photography techniques were learned at Heartland Community College. Brianna specifically focuses on vintage portraiture and old architecture because of how she can tell a story through history.          “I […]

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About Our Art- Refreshing Places

[ 0 ] July 3, 2018 |
About Our Art- Refreshing Places

Karen Gyllin is an artist from Bloomington, IL. After retiring from teaching in 2005, she has been able to focus on pencil drawing, watercolor painting, and printmaking full-time. Karen has created an exhibit entitled “Refreshing Places” and is devoting it to showing her watercolor paintings. During the past several years, Karen has been particularly interested […]

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Capturing and Creating Images

[ 0 ] March 2, 2018 |
Capturing and Creating Images

Judy Steffens is an artist from Central Illinois who works in both oils and watercolor. Her subject matter is wide ranging; she loves doing figurative paintings of people, but will often paint dogs, horses, and even the occasional cat! Sometimes she’ll do something completely different like her XO series. Recently, her pieces have been inspired […]

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