Category: About Our Art

Stephanie from Normal Community West High School

[ 0 ] May 8, 2019 |
Stephanie from Normal Community West High School

This piece represents the unity that America was founded on, Using paint and magazine clippings, Lady Liberty is made from a variety of skin tones, objects, innovations and images that pull together to represent the statue that has welcomes people from all walks of life to America. A place of love for our work and […]

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Brook from Le Roy High School

[ 0 ] May 8, 2019 |
Brook from Le Roy High School

Sonder is the realization that everyone around you live a life as equally detailed and complicated as your own. I believe it very important to think about this before you make preconceived judgement about someone solely base off of their race. Sexuality, gender, religion or anything else.

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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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