Your are here: Home // Posts Tagged With Batavia

Illuminate at Water Street Studios

Illuminate at Water Street Studios
Sean Williams. Light Miners (series). 2007. (Photo credit: Zachary Johnson) Philosopher Erich Fromm said that “creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” With Illuminate, the staff at Water Street Studios has decided new ideas are worth the risk. In seven gallery shows over the past two years, Water Street has displayed strong exhibitions, each including a vast range of... 

Art Box: The Far West Suburb’s Newest Art Store

Art Box: The Far West Suburb's Newest Art Store
In February of 2010, Geneva, IL lost the area’s only art supply store when Viking Office Supply closed after 33 years of business. That put the nearest source of art supplies over ten miles to the east in Wheaton. That is, until August of 2011, when Geneva and the far west suburbs gained a new art supply store, Art Box. Opened by Len Bielefeldt, a lifelong painter and Education Chair for the Fox... 

The Centre Gallery: Batavia’s newest art space

The Centre Gallery: Batavia's newest art space
On Sunday October 7, Batavia High School held its rededication ceremony. All afternoon, the community gathered to see the school’s first expansion in decades. Filled with curiosity, residents explored light-filled classrooms and hallways as well as the high school’s first field house, auditorium, and art gallery. Named The Centre Gallery, it displayed work by high school alumni as part of Relic,... 

Water Street Studios Second Anniversary

Water Street Studios Second Anniversary
A few weeks ago I attended the opening of Water Street Studios’ Second Year Anniversary Show in Batavia, IL. Like each of the previous shows at Water Street, the work was numerous, diverse, and stunning. The two-dimensional pieces displayed a wide range of media, from carbon print photography to encaustic and resin. Meanwhile, the three-dimensional works, which generally make up more than half... 

Bon Voyage Kari Kraus!

Bon Voyage Kari Kraus!
Kari Kraus, Legion. Silk Organza (Photo Courtesy of Kari Kraus) On May 26th, Kari Kraus, education director at Water Street Studios and resident of Geneva, IL, will join four other Geneva-area artists on a trip to Croissy-sur-Seine, France. Together the five artists will exhibit their work at Château de Chanorier, an 18th century manor house, as part of an annual exchange organized by the City... 

Suburban Rebels

Suburban Rebels
“Street art” and the more general term, “graffiti,” are both tools the common person can use to interact with the public. All it takes is a sticker or a scan of spray paint, and one can send a message out into the physical world. If you keep your eyes open in any urban center, it’s easy to find these guerilla forms of self-expression—but head into a smaller town and it becomes more of... 

43 Miles From Center: The Winter Opening at Water Street Studios

43 Miles From Center: The Winter Opening at Water Street Studios
Robin Davis, Catfish, 2011. When Water Street Studios first opened in its temporary space near the corner of Water Street and Wilson in Batavia, IL, my mind was filled with preconceptions about the art that would be on display. Having attended various art fairs in the western suburbs, I assumed the art of Water Street would be more of the same: nature photography, realistic paintings, and predictable... 
Copyright © 2010 Sixty Inches From Center, All rights reserved.