April Entertainment TBA
Tamara McMillan – Henna Artist
Live Poetry by Atrocious Poets
Bad Grammar Theatre
Featured April 4th-Friday Artists
To be announced.
THE GALLERY IS CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 8.
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 afterwards. Stanchion Pub hours are Wednesday-Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm.
Mary Beth Bellon is the Director of Overland Gallery. A community gallery representing the Starline Artists and Artists from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Her studio is located in the back of the Gallery. Stop by and look at the art and chat with Mary Beth at the Overland Gallery.
Overland Gallery Artists
Gayle Cleveland, Devan & Dale Sinderson
GAYLE CLEVELAND Once upon a time there was a girl who couldn’t seem to find her niche. She wasn’t interested in being like her parents, even though they tried to get her to be like them. Then one day, with her mother’s guidance, the girl discovered she could draw/copy the characters from the Sunday Funnies. She was only three years old and amazing folks when she had her “light-bulb” moment. She knew she wanted to be an artist more than anything in the world. It was her destiny. And with the loving support of her late parents, her husband of 45 years, her three sons, yadda, yadda, yadda, the life of an artist has been absurd, disciplined, challenging, and wild ride. I hope it’s paid off and I’ve learned a lot...Oh yeah, I hope I’ve got a lot yet to learn, you hear that Creator? Thanx
I am a self taught artist that uses markers, mainly Sharpies, to create abstract creations and cartoons. My colorful art is inspired by the colors of Peter Max, the textures of Van Gogh, and the style of Dr. Suess. These styles combined creates a one of a kind style that inspires the imagination to travel down a path of wonder and happiness.
I create work by using a photo of the subject for the initial inspiration. From that point I use intuition. I find I’m more interested in creating positive and negative composition in harmony and allow it to take precedence. The art piece themes are enhanced with observation – a look at the absurdity that is us. I started this work in a small unibomber hut in rural Illinois where I had a chance to develop my particular style. Since that time, I have been blessed and have been able to build my small business into, well, a bigger small business called ArtTunes here in Harvard. It is from there that I am given the opportunity to improve and hone my thoughts and abilities. This is a fun and unique journey, and I thank you for sharing with me where I am at this point of the trip.
ENTRANCE - 300 West Front Street - Starline Factory Stanchion Pub - Harvard, IL 60033, $10 at the door - Children 17 and under are free
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 a cash bar.
Starline Factory is located just steps away from the Harvard Metra Station (Union Pacific/Northwest Line).