Installation Art

Bert Leveille

BERT LEVEILLE — “DREAMS”, an art installation at Starline’s 4th Friday art event, October 27, 2023.

BERT LEVEILLE’s art installation, “DREAMS” is on the first floor in the FERRIS Room for the 4th Friday art event at Starline in Harvard, Friday, September 22, 2023.

One can take a walk through LEVEILLE’s DREAMS and/or nightmares as she attempts to connect to various states of consciousness … unconsciousness … subconscious.

Nine years ago LEVEILLE did her first installation for a 4th Friday event in a very small space she rented from another Starline artist — Mary Beth Jansen Bellon. For this year’s finale and amazing OCTOBER 4th Friday ART EVENT — LEVEILLE’s installation will be in a very large space as the featured Starline installation artist!

LEVEILLE’s studio 204F is at the top of the stairs just beyond this installation.

“DREAMS” can be viewed at the Starline 4th Friday art event on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 6-10 PM at Starline, 300 Front Street, Harvard IL, 60033. There is a $10 fee. No charge for anyone 16 and under when accompanied by an adult.

Contact: bert leveille at 708-309-3333 or email


BERT LEVEILLE has been planning, presenting, curating exhibitions, and exhibiting for several years nationally and throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Her artwork is a combination of herself, and her world as a conduit – intertwining, connecting, and exploring a more universal world in search of an expanded yet connected consciousness.

Exposure to and love of theater permeates her art practice with mural-sized abstract paintings, 3-D elements, and collaborations with dancers and musicians. Immersive installations include color-sequenced lighting, animation, sound, and video. She explores a fine line between one being inside the art (“on-stage”) looking out; becoming part of the art; and/or viewing the art.

LEVEILLE creates installations in historic buildings: factories, courthouses, and walk-in vaults; on stage with dancers; schools; and traditional gallery spaces. Notably: “streaming reflections” – The Art Center Highland Park, gallery (2019), Stevenson HS, Rotunda Galleries and residency (2019), and Old Court House Art Center (OCHAC) gallery and vault (2018); “As It Happens” — a collaboration with poets in the small vault at OCHAC (2020); and “connections after covid” — featured artist solo in the historic Dole gallery (2023). She tests and shares concepts in her Starline “incubation, experimentation, installation, exhibition studio”; and conducts installation workshops.

EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, OCTOBER 27, 2023, from 6-10 PM at Starline in Harvard, IL.

LEVEILLE said, “I want to again thank the Starline 4th Friday facilitators, Lorette Dodt, Carrie Dodt and Josie Rivera for adding my installations as a feature for this event. My small studio, which pre-pandemic was a ‘must see’ experience during 4th Fridays Open Studios, remains viewable through the studio window only – indefinitely. I am so excited and grateful for the opportunity to share my work on this larger scale, with 4th Friday patrons. Thank you to all my studio assistants, visitors and patrons. Thank you RKD for your invaluable support.” And, thank you Mary Beth Jansen Bellon. You started me on my journey of Starline 4th Fridays!

This current exhibition is supported by Starline 4th Friday Art Events.
To learn more:  BERT LEVEILLE