Next 4th Friday is February 28, 2020
6 pm – 10 pm
The Art Submission form is open now, submissions are open until Feb. 14 midnight.
How 4th Fridays has grown in the past 10 years! If you have not visited lately, 2020 promises to be full of new and exciting event activities. Voted one of the best art galleries in McHenry county, the Starline 4th Fridays continues to offer fantastic art, music and refreshments in a magnificent environment with two floors of art, entertainment and open artist studios. Come visit this terrific night out with your friends and family and share the amazing Starline Factory 4th Friday!
4th-Friday February Entertainment
Featured January 4th-Friday Artists
Drew Eurek is an artist from Northern Illinois, who works in abstract expressionism using oil paint and charcoal on canvas. He has actively studied and painted for 20 years in the Northern Illinois area. His works play with color and form and are layered to show his progress from start to finish. Childhood experiences, as well as inspiration from other local artists, are incorporated into his works to create a unique and exciting approach to each painting. Each piece strives to evoke emotion and familiarity from the viewer. Playing with shape and form, his work imposes joyful overtones with dark or deep subtext. His overall goal is to push the abstract and inner expressionism into a type of communication or feeling yet also appealing to core human sexuality and attraction. Drew takes his inspiration from childhood nostalgia and pin up art as well as popular abstract artists.
This work is a study of how nature and power rhyme. It is a study of candy-colored sensual puzzles displayed on high gloss aluminum or plexiglass and metallic paper. The viewer is drawn in to feel comforted yet disturbed, pulled towards sensuality but paused at the detachment. All are invited in to play and explore these mirrors.
This work is digital…. I use CAD, flame and anber software for geometrical textures, fractal software for specific patterns, painting software for digital airbrush & air erasure and digital photography to show you my world. The mandalas are built using many transparent layers wrapped around figures in many more transparent layers. The figure’s skin is my canvas and one determine if they’re photographs of tattoos, painted figures or something else. The work is printed high resolution on high gloss aluminum or printed on metallic film and bonded to the reverse side of clear plexiglass.
Recent pieces are updated Renaissance master paintings. I updated Titian’s work of Artemis and Actaeon with fractal tattoos, sitting Artemis on a mandala-like pool and printed it on high gloss aluminum. I rotated Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring so that we are looking at the side of her head so we see what Vermeer’s girl was looking at… and she is covered in fractal tattoos and sports a non-pearl earring. To be art, it must be new. Starting with a knowledge of the history of all art, I push into what hasn’t been done yet. See more at Paul Pinzarrone
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. Please feel free to stop by and look at the art and chat with Mary Beth at the Overland Gallery.
Plein Air Painters
Janet Harlow & Tom Henrichsen
January 8 – January 31
Janet Harlow of Harvard presents paintings inspired by exploring landscapes locally or during travel. Beginning outside of Harvard at Brookdale Conservation area in 2017, she enjoys the challenge of the immediate landscape with plein air painting. During rain, shine and snow she has witnessed and tries to capture the flamboyant beauty and quiet change. Poetry was the first art inspired by these hikes, but now in the last few years, she is working to capture the poetry of the landscape in oil and acrylic paint. Included in the display are studio paintings of the nature and treasures of unique places hidden in plain sight.
Janet was awarded an Honorable Mention at a previous Starline Factory 4th Friday event. Largely self-taught, she is planning to do more and more plein air painting and has enjoyed re-connecting with her joy in painting after retiring, both studio and plein air.
Tom Henrichsen Painting out of doors (plein air) is the foundation for all my work. At times, my plein air painting is finished on site. Sometimes I will finish a piece inside. My memories of the painting experience outside also come into play while in the studio. Plein air painting is many times a beginning – not an end in itself. I have studied art at Illinois State University and the American Academy of Art. Most of my oil painting instruction came later from Dominic Vignolia and Frankie Johnson. I think of painting as a non-verbal language – trying to talk about weather, mood and place through the medium of paint. When there is a connection between picture and viewer I feel like I’ve done my job.
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 cash bar.
Starline Factory is located just steps away from the Harvard Metra Station (Union Pacific/Northwest Line).