The Gallery @ NPR Illinois

Credit NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

The Gallery @ NPR Illinois is in the studio complex and facilitates listeners engaging with Illinois art.  Additionally, artists works from each exhibit are digitally captured and posted here and shared with other public radio stations.

Each exhibit kicks-off with an opening mixer where listeners are invited to attend and refreshments are provided.  Each exhibit is open for viewing for a few weeks after the opening during business hours: weekdays 8 AM - 5 PM.  Viewing by appointment can also be arranged by contacting Carter Staley.  Many newsmakers come through the studios to be interviewed on-air and see the art during an exhibit as do attendees for other events like Live at the Suggs.

To participate in a future exhibit or stage one of your own, click here to submit your art exhibit idea.

Featured Artists:

Vintage Wisconsin

Dec 18, 2014
Vintage Wisconsin by Rich Ford
Rich Ford

"Door County has changed over the years. The milk barns are gone, so the barns are showing their age. Still they show a lot of character." - Rich

Pastel

18 x 24

Market Value: $350

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

Lost At Sea

Dec 18, 2014
Lost at Sea by Sandra Finney
Sandra Finney

Watercolor

26 x 38

Market Value: $400

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

Color Therapy by Colleen "Cookie" Ferratier
Colleen "Cookie" Ferratier

Pastel

16 x 20

Market Value: $225

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

Golden Gate Bridge by Colleen "Cookie" Ferratier
Colleen "Cookie" Ferratier

Pastel

16 x 20

Market Value: $225

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

Happy New Year by Colleen "Cookie" Ferratier
Colleen "Cookie" Ferratier

Watercolor

24 x 36

Market Value: $350

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

Fun Fish

Dec 18, 2014
Fun Fish by Rita Davis
Rita Davis

The inspiration for this fish came from watching “TANKED.” I had no idea there were so many varieties of fish. So many fish to paint, so little time to paint them.

Watercolor

14 x 17

Market Value: $65

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

Grand Canyon Sunrise

Dec 18, 2014
Grand Canyon Sunrise by Rita Davis
Rita Davis

"The sunrises in the west were spectacular. One morning, everything was cast in yellows and golds, each hill or mountain fast changing into blues, grays, and purples. Not enough time to get it all in. “endless beauty,” maybe that would be a better title." -Rita

Watercolor

Market Value: $85

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

King of the Roost

Dec 18, 2014
King of the Roost by Rita Davis
Rita Davis

"Have you ever heard of gentle roosters? I had three beautiful roosters who were as tame as any pet. It may have been the fact that they had 35 – 50 hens to tend to. When I put food in their pen, Me, a giant white rooster, would check it out by picking it up and dropping it. He did this three times and walked away. After Me left, all the hens would run over to eat. He would stand back until they were done and finish what they left.

Leaves in Washington Park

Dec 18, 2014
Leaves in Washington Park by RL Boston
RL Boston

"The first snow in 2013 pulled the remaining fall leaves from the trees, throwing them into the lagoon and into the overflow." - RL

Noritsu Metallic Photograph on Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper

11 x 14

Market Value: $50

(Contact the artist for more information.)

 

Ducks in Washington Park

Dec 18, 2014
Ducks in Washington Park by RL Boston
RL Boston

Ducks in the first snow of 2013.

Noritsu Metallic Photograph on Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper

11 x 14

Market Value: $50

(Contact the artist for more information.)

Copper Leaves in Washington Park
RL Boston

"The rich copper color of the leaves was preserved in the ice along the lagoon in Washington Park." - RL

Noritsu Metallic Photograph on Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper

11 x 14

Market Value: $50

(Contact the artist for more information.)

Sherry

Dec 18, 2014
Sherry
Bill Abler

"The model for this piece assumed a pose that cried out to be captured in paint. To my eye, Sherry “owned” the space she occupied in the studio with a quiet dignity and strength that evoked the indomitability of the human spirit. Her feet planted firmly on the floor, her head turned upward toward the light, her eyes looking beyond the present moment toward a future in which her resolve will surely prevail – what an extraordinarily powerful and compelling image!

Le Chapeau Jaune (The Yellow Hat)
Bill Abler

"For me, the very best models or “sitters” bring a quality of presence to the process of posing that challenges the painter to find the requisite tools to respond in a meaningful way. Simply “holding still” does not constitute a “quality of presence” (indeed, teapots and bowls of fruit have been known to hold a specific pose indefinitely with great precision and reliability!).

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