August 23, 2019 – 6pm – 10 pm

Abstract is our August theme – “existing in thought or idea but not having a physical or concrete existence” our juried artists have selected their best abstract pieces for the art or amateur photography show. The show will be an amazing representation of Abstract in all forms – painting, ceramic, photography and more.

August Entertainment

Main Stage: Potts & Pans Band – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
306 Loft: Avian Aura Duo – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Skylight Loft: Briar Road 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

Be a Part of the Art!

Give us your best impression of Abstract Art!

Be part of a multi-artist abstract creation as it comes to life. We will provide the canvasses, paints and brushes and you will provide the creativity. Join the fun in the Second Floor Gallery from 6:30-8:00 PM where participants will take turns adding thier impressions to shared canvasses. The final masterpieces will be displayed at the October 4th Friday!
Free to all 4th Friday Guests, young and old alike!

Featured Artist

Carrie Dodt

Carrie Dodt and LeviI am a fine art photographer who wants to tell a story. My photography strives to record the relationship between people and their environment, or the beauty of a moment in nature and invite the viewer to reflect on the story the image provokes. My background is printing. I’ve worked as a prepress manager for over 30 years for a printing company in Schaumburg, IL. I love printing on fine art papers, and strive for the finest quality. I have a studio at the Starline Factory  205A.

Exclusive to Starline 4th Friday this month!


A Harvard area art collector is loaning the Starline several limited edition, original signed prints by 20th Century modern artists. These include works by: Spanish abstract artist Joan Miro, who was a contemporary of Picasso; American artist Alexander Calder – who pioneered moving art (what we call mobiles), but may be best known in the Chicago area for his large public sculptures; and German-American pop art icon Peter Max. All artists have works in major museums world wide. Some of the prints will be for sale.
Additional information about the artists and the modern art movement will be available at the show.

Overland Gallery Guest Artists
Lisa Barcy, Karen Sako & Lisa Sambor

Lisa Barcy

Lisa Barcy is an independent filmmaker and artist whose films have been screened internationally at film and animation festivals. She has been awarded the Director’s Citation twice at The Black Maria Film Festival, and Best Animation at both the Chicago Underground Film Festival and The Ann Arbor Film Festival.  She’s also created the music videos for Andrew Bird and Thomas Comerford. Previously she created puppets for Chicago theater companies including Redmoon Theater and Cabinet of Curiosity Events. She’s currently working on a short film, but began obsessively making collages about 8 years ago. She teaches animation at DePaul University. More of her work can be seen at https://www.instagram.com/lbarcy/

Karen Sako

Karen Sako - Overland GalleryKaren Sako is an award winning mixed media artist, graphic designer, and art instructor with a BFA in Visual Communications from The Illinois Institute of Art. She enthusiastically tackles life with an optimistic outlook andcontinually invests her time, trade secrets and findings with her students at Mainstreet Art Center in Lake Zurich, IL. Her goal is to ignite the next generation of pioneering creative visionaries and thinkers. Karen’s unique artwork hangs in private collections around the world. She is a member of the Midwest Collage Society and the National Collage Society. For more information go to: www.sakostudios.com


Lisa Sambor

Organic shapes and simple forms are the main focus of Lisa Sambor’s black and white contemporary porcelain sculpture. One individual shape is repeated to bring the piece together as a whole. The malleable aspect of clay offered endless possibilities in her work.

Lisa Sambor’s ceramic work reflects a marriage of her degree in graphic design and her love of nature’s elegant oddities. Composition and grids help to translate nature into an architectural dialogue. Lisa’s studio is at the Starline Factory 205G.



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).