Holiday Faire & Studio Open House!
Sunday, December 15 11 am – 4 pm
Spend a December afternoon at the historic Starline Factory as it opens its doors for Holiday Faire and Shopping! Visit your favorite artists in their Open Studios and Guest Artists who share their artwork for the perfect gift for the holidays. Artwork includes paintings, photography, jewelry, apparel, purses, glass, ceramics, fibre art, encaustic art and much much more! Bring your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of refreshments from Artisan Marketplace Bar while you explore the Holiday Faire! December 15th from 11 to 4 PM. Entrance is free and refreshments are available for purchase. Come to the Holiday Faire to find the perfect gift of art.
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.
Mark your calendars! See you in January –
next 4th Friday is January 24, 2020 – 6 pm – 10 pm
Main Stage: Tony John and the Badger Boys Band – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
306 Loft: Loriann Bowdish – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Skylight Loft: Art Karagianis – 7:00 – 10:00 pm
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 plexiglas 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 plexiglas.
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
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).