Celebrate Your Love of the Arts this Valentine’s Day at Water Street Studios
Try something new this Valentine’s Day and wander the award-winning galleries at Water Street Studios. On February 14th two new exhibitions by local artists will be on display for the public.
The Dempsey Family Gallery located on the first floor features a group show exploring earth, water, air, and fire from the lens of the Ancient Greeks by Susan Aurinko, Georgia Schwender, Laura Husar Garcia, Candace Wark and Shirley Nannini. The Chicago Capital Gallery located on the second floor features a photographic display of the Old Joliet Prison by Barbara Eberhard. The Ancient Greeks used four classical elements to explain all matter. These elements were the foundation of philosophy, science and medicine for over 2000 years. The four elements essential to life were earth, representing things that were solid, water, things that were liquid, air, things that moved in a gaseous state and fire, things that destroyed. The Greeks believed the elements were unchanging. The timeless elements are seen here through a 21st century lens by the work of Susan Aurinko’s haunting capture of earth, Georgia Schwender’s compelling depiction of fire, Laura Husar Garcia’s meditative images of water along with Candace Wark and Shirley Nannini’s ethereal confirmation of air. Behind the Prison Walls is a photographic exhibit by Barbara Eberhard of the Old Joliet Prison. Twenty-five images printed on metal, along with placards of information and installation pieces of barbed wire, give the viewer a look into the life of this prison that was built in 1858 and closed in 2002. Barbara Eberhard taught photography at the University of St. Francis, Joliet, for over twenty-five years. She is currently a member of Gallery Seven, Chicago Society of Artists, founder of artitude, a travelling art exhibit of seven artists and founder and producer of (art) INSPIRED! live lit, a storytelling venue with art. Opening reception will be held Friday, February 14, 2020 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Meet the exhibiting artists and our Resident Artist community during this monthly event. In addition, a cash bar will be available featuring beer from Solemn Oath Brewery and wine selections from The Wine Exchange in St. Charles. Both gallery exhibits will continue to be on display until Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 5pm. The exhibits in both galleries can be visited during regular public gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday from 12:00-5:00 pm at 160 S. Water Street in Batavia, Illinois.
Date & Time
February 14, 2020
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Water Street Studios - Batavia, IL 160 S. Water Street Batavia 60510 IL US http://www.kaneneighbors.com/businesses/il-batavia-water-street-studios-batavia-il