Events & More
Starline Gallery | Historic Starline Factory | Studio 205H
Fourth Friday pop-up art event
306 W. Front St. | Harvard, IL
Please visit our gallery – click here for a visual tour! Starline Factory’s “4th Friday” pop-up art event is a happening, ongoing event that occurs on the 4th Friday, January-August; October. While you’re there, please visit our studio on the second floor–three talented ladies and one guest artist offer a plethora of unique, artistic items to choose from. Located in an historic building that runs parallel with the Metra train, 4th Friday attracts between 600-1000 guests. Since Starline Factory is a huge venue, there’s room for all! For only a small admittance fee ($5; $10-October), you can purchase artwork, clothing, furniture, etc., vote on your favorites in the art contest, stroll the many artists’ studio throughout the building, listen to live music from multiple artists, nibble on appetizers, purchase something from the cash bar and experience the unique ambiance.
“4th Fridays” supports regional artists with a genuine commitment to excellence and the idea that art events can also be fresh+fun. They carry through on their promise of fresh at each event with new artwork, new+returning artists, new featured artists, rotating+new musicians and new event design themes+installations dreamed up by their clever+creative core team. For more information, visit their website.
Smith Studio & Gallery | 124 S. State St. Geneseo, IL, (309) 945-5428
Excited to share I have a solo show in the stunning Smith Studio & Gallery in the quaint town of Geneseo, IL. Spend the day shopping for clothing, art, etc. and dining at one of their fun restaurants.
Visit their website. Open: Tuesday – Saturday
“I am delighted to let you know that “Brooklyn Bridge – Wired” has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Northern Public Radio Calendar.
We had an overwhelming response, with over 600 entries to consider. We are grateful for the interest. Congratulations on being one of the 14 selected!” –Maria L. P. Boynton, Director of Community Engagement, Northern Public Radio: WNIJ | WNIU | NIRIS
Pictures at an Exhibition
Music director Steven Larsen stated, “One of the best-loved staples of the orchestral repertoire, Pictures was inspired by visual images. With the help of some of the best photographers in our area, we’ve turned the creative process around and assembled a brilliant presentation of regional photos, both inspired by the music and creating an unforgettable visual tribute to Rockford.”
The 35-minute-long segment of the performance showcased hundreds of photographs created in the Rockford area by eight local photographers was to music that streamed over the orchestra on stage. The artwork imitated the music. It went from playful and festive to dark and brooding. Click here to read the Rockford Register Star’s coverage.
2016-2014 Starline Factory and Gallery | “4th Friday” pop-up art event | Harvard, IL
2016 Northern Public Radio | Artwork chosen for 2016 calendar
2016-2007 Rockford Area Arts Council’s “Spring & Fall Art Scenes” | Rockford, IL
2015-2016 Smith Studio & Gallery | Geneseo, IL
2015 Acquaviva Winery | “The Art of Giving…Hope?” CASA benefit | St. Charles, IL
2015-2014 neXt gallery pop-up art event | St. Charles, IL
2011-2009 “Greenwich Village Art Fair” | Rockford Art Museum | Rockford, IL
2010 Rockford Symphony Orchestra’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” | Rockford, IL
2010 “All Encompassing Women’s Eye Views 2010” | Rockford Art Museum | Rockford, IL
2009 ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” with The Stott Family
2009-2007 “First Thursday” | ArtSpace West Gallery | Rockford, IL
2008 Crusader Clinic’s “Spirit of Caring“ Photography Exhibit | Rockford, IL
2008 “Tri State Regional Juried Exhibition V” | Freeport, IL
2008 YWCA Leader Luncheon’s | “Women of Achievement XXVIII” Nominee | Rockford, IL
2007 Rockford Art Museum | Speaker and Exhibit | Rockford, IL
2007 Rockford Area Arts Council’s | “Mayor’s Arts Awards” nominee | Rockford, IL