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Water Street Studios Gallery to host “Eye of the Beholder” garment exhibition

Apr 20, 2017 11:48AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Batavia, IL—Water Street Studios’ main Dempsey Family Gallery will be hosting “Eye of the Beholder,” a ticketed garment exhibition that will raise funds to help support Water Street Studios’ programs and mission.

The overarching theme of the event is the re-examination of beauty. Emerging and professional artists will display their custom-designed garments on live models throughout the gallery. These works will invite viewers to reflect on our culture’s tendency to observe, celebrate, and/or judge the qualities that typically define beauty: gender, body type, age, race, ethnicity, and style. 

Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May12th, from 6-9 p.m.

Tickets on available now for $20 and at the door the night of the reception for $25. You can make an additional $10 donation to Water Street Studios’ endowment fund to support programming and sustainable growth.  Purchase your tickets at

During the reception, you’ll have the opportunity to meet each of the artists while also enjoying hors d’oeuvres by Gaetano’s Batavia and a cash bar featuring beer provided by Solemn Oath Brewery and wine provided by Bright Angel Wines. 

Upstairs at the Kane County Chronicle Gallery

Local artist Chris Hodge will be displaying some of his intricate and evocative pen and ink drawings at the Kane County Chronicle gallery, located on the second floor at Water Street Studios.

The show will be on view during regular gallery hours: Friday, 1-9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.  at 160 S. Water Street in Batavia.