4th Friday is October 25, 2019 – 6pm – 10 pm

Join the merriment as we celebrate the end of our 9th year of 4th Friday Events at the Starline Factory.

The Starline 4th Friday will have its Annual Celebration Finale on October 25th! The Starline Resident Artists who run the show, are celebrating the success of almost one decade of monthly Art and Entertainment Events.

October Entertainment

Main Stage: Georgia Rae Band – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
306 Loft: Kayla Seeber– 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Skylight Loft: Mackenzie O’Brien Band – Duo – 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Stanchion Pub: Art Karagianas
Patio: Nippersink Glass Blowing Demo – 6 – 9:00 pm

Also joining us will be Tamara McMillan – Henna Artist
Live Poetry by Atrocious Poets
Ceramics Demo


Featured Artist

Mays Mayhew

I am Mays Mayhew, and I create artwork that helps people immerse themselves in stories of overcoming and introspection. The works are skillfully drawn images of women. The repeated figures tell stories in a simple beautiful way. Repetition causes dualities. -Dualities like the literal drawn image juxtapose with the untold story behind the work. I use graphite pencils for the hauntingly beautiful silver monochromic environment they create.

We are excited that the Urban Sketchers will join us for our October 25 Celebration! Their motto is “SEE THE WORLD ONE DRAWING AT A TIME”. Urban Sketchers is a network of artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel.  Some drawings may be offered for sale at the show.


The Overland Gallery is open Wednesday-Friday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (enter thru the Stanchion Pub) or by appointment. The office can be reached at 815-382-8495. Make an afternoon of it – have lunch at The Stanchion and enjoy the gallery afterward. Stanchion Pub hours are Wednesday-Friday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm.


“The Power of Three”
Sandra Bacon, Anne Farley Gaines & Jeanine Hill Soldner

Chicago area artists Sandy Bacon, Anne Farley Gaines, and Jeanine Hill-Soldner have various elements in common in the work they will show in “The Power of Three”.  They are accomplished artists who work in various media producing colorful and powerful works, of an environmentally conscious nature. They find the mystery and organic elements endlessly fascinating, and they interpret these scenes in their unique styles.

This exhibit contains work of varying sizes and surfaces, ranging from smooth representational watercolors to oils and heavily-textured mixed-media paintings and ceramics.  They are to be experienced for their sheer beauty, as well as to be contemplated as warnings to nurture certain environments and be careful not to compromise or destroy them.

Sandra Bacon

  Sandra Bacon is a Chicago-based visual artist whose paintings and painted sculptures are inspired by nature, myth, literature, and explorations of media. Her artwork incorporates figurative studies juxtaposed with a sense of place, and abstraction. Her work ranges from drawings to paintings on canvas/unusual surfaces as well as murals and public art
Sandra studied at Johnston College in Redlands, California and got her MFA from Maryland Institute Graduate School of Painting. 
She shows in galleries throughout the midwest, and  her public art has been shown internationally.
Recently she has gotten two commissions with The Chicago Sculpture Society I (in collaboration with John Hatlestad), shown in Art Prize several times (Grand Rapids, Michigan)  as well as being in numerous corporate collections, among them the William Blair Foundation, Chicago Department of the Environment,  and Bill Clinton’s Harlem office.
For the past eleven years she has been a “Working Artist” for Golden Artist Colors and has been trained as a paint specialist, giving workshops throughout the midwest.

Anne Farley Gaines

Anne Farley Gaines lives and works in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. She graduated from Principia College in studio art in 1976 and is a 1980 MFA graduate in painting at Bowling Green State University. Due to her considerable reputation as a muralist, Gaines has designed murals and executed them singly and collaboratively in paint, ceramic and mosaic in such faraway cities as Alton, IL and Wichita Falls, Texas, beginning with a 3-D mural she completed with the community of Palos Heights, IL in 2011. 

Ghost Orchids Habitat 1A

Most recently she completed a series of 10 Role Model murals with teenage students at the Jane Addams Center on Loomis Street in Chicago. Gaines has paintings in numerous public collections such as Sara Lee in Chicago, Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, the Kalamazoo Institute of Art in Kalamazoo, MI, the Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, and the Wichita Falls Art Museum, Wichita Falls, TX.  Among several grants she has received are a Neighborhood Arts Project Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and an Illinois Arts Council Project Completion Grant.  A literature aficionado, she organized a traveling exhibition from 2012 – 2017 titled “Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare As They Like It,” which had 10 venues, one at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. Her varied media include watercolor, mixed-media, oil, and ceramics.  Her ceramic wall plaques of refugees escaping on a boat was shown recently at the Bridgeport Art Competition at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.

Sweet Michigan Wilderness

Among numerous other venues in the Chicago area, Gaines has shown at Woman made Gallery, August House Gallery, A.R.C. Gallery, and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. A love of nature and humanity is at the core of most of her varied body of work. As an educator who has taught in colleges, art centers and in her studio, she loves to work hands-on with students in her various media and has given many public demonstrations of her art techniques.


Jeanine Hill-Soldner

Jeanine Hill-Soldner is an award winning nationally recognized Artist with a BA in Art Education from University of Florida and MA in Art from University of Illinois.Her work exhibits widely in museums and galleries nationally, in the Chicago area, and has been featured in numerous group solo exhibits and can be found in public and private collections in the US and Europe. The Artist’s seminal “Portraits of American Veterans Project” and “Memories of an Era” have exhibited extensively and featured in 2017 at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago in the solo show “Portraits and Memories: Legacies of Service.”  Her Artist Profile was featured on PBS, and numerous publications. She produced several large bodies of work, among them a series on the Millennium Park fountains populated with numerous figures. One of those works was selected for the Evanston and Vicinity Show at the Evanston Art Center. Lewis University and Water Street Gallery in Batavia will show her work in 2020.

ENTRANCE  – 300 West Front Street – Starline Factory Stanchion Pub – Harvard, IL 60033

STANCHION PUB  – Open 4th Fridays from 11:30 am – 10:00 pm – Offering live music, the 4th Friday buffet, and the not-to-be-missed Friday Night Fish Fry.

THE EXTRA HOUR – Extend your 4th Friday experience – 2nd floor beyond the blue door – 9:00 – 10:00 pm.  Featuring open artist studios, live music, and cash bar.

Starline Factory is located just steps away from the Harvard Metra Station (Union Pacific/Northwest Line).