Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


January 15, 2010

Cedarhurst Exhibits

MOUNT VERNON — Disegno Italia, an exhibit by Dale Leys will open Saturday, Jan. 16, in the Beal Grand Corridor Gallery at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts. Leys, an artist and professor of art at Murray State University in Kentucky has had the opportunity to travel to Italy several times over the past seven years. Disegno Italia (drawing Italy) is an exhibition of drawings he created both in studio and on site from his 2006 and 2009 travel experiences in Italian cities such as Florence, Venice, Rome, Ostia and Assisi. Leys exhibition will be open through Feb. 14. The opening reception for Dale Leys: Disengo Italia will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Cedarhurst.

Mrs. B’s Illustrations, an exhibition of work by artist Andi Butler, will open in the Beck Family Center Gallery at Cedarhurst on Saturday, Jan.16. Butler, of the Chicago area, has worked professionally as a freelance and staff artist for the past 15 years illustrating books, magazines, apparel, games and toys. Her clients include Fisher-Price, International Playthings, Highlights for Children and McGraw Hill. Mrs. B’s Illustrations, featuring whimsical/retro illustrations by Butler will be open through April 4. An opening reception for Mrs. B’s Illustrations exhibit is scheduled for 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16.

Shrode Art Center will welcome local artist Katrina Mings with her oil painting exhibition Hear, opening Jan.16 in the Regenhardt Gallery. Carrie Schott, director of Shrode Art Center, describes the work of self-taught artist Katrina Mings as “refreshing — very unique in that she is very expressive in her art.” Katrina Mings: Hear will be open through Feb.14. The opening reception for Katrina Mings: Hear will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Cedarhurst.

For more information on the exhibits visit www.cedarhurst.org.

Located at 2600 Richview Road, Mount Vernon, Cedarhurst is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For additional information, call 618-242-1236.

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