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Gallery Opening Reception: Jim Jenkins, Lindsay Olson, Georgia Schwender

  • Water Street Studios 160 South Water Street Batavia, IL, 60510 United States (map)

Water Street Studios New Exhibitions: ‘Fermilab’s artist-in-residence: Lindsay Olson and Jim Jenkins” and “Homestead National Monument artist-in-residence: Georgia Schwender”

Water Street Studios’ Dempsey Family Gallery will display the work created by two of Fermilab’s artist-in-residence, Lindsay Olson and Jim Jenkins. Fermilab is America’s national laboratory dedicated to particle physics research. To initiate and stimulate communication and interactions among scientists, artists and the public, the Artist-in-Residence program was founded in 2014.

Lindsay Olson writes, 
“I am fascinated by the behavior of natures’ fundamental building blocks. As the first artist-in-residence with Fermilab, I use my art to invite others with little or no technical background to explore the elegant world of particle physics.” 
Jim Jenkins writes, “as the 2017 Fermilab Artist-in-Residence, I was open to the rich and mind expanding possibilities of examining the history of the lab, it’s unique setting, personalities past and present and experimental future. My hope is that unexpected cerebral, visual and auditory inputs will result in experimental explorations into intersecting nodal ambiguities. 

Upstairs in the Kane County Chronicle Gallery located on the second floor of Water Street Studios Georgia Schwender will exhibit cyanotypes of the native prairie created during her artist-in-residence at Homestead National Monument in Beatrice Nebraska. 

The opening receptions will be held on April 13th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. In addition to viewing the work and meeting the artists who created it, there will also be small selection of appetizers by Gaetano’s Batavia, a bar featuring beer from Solemn Oath Brewery and wine. 
All proceeds from bar sales go to support arts programming at Water Street Studios. 

All exhibits continue until May 5th, 2018. Thank you to event sponsor, K. Hollis Jewelers. 

Opening receptions will be held Friday, April 13th, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

The shows in both galleries will be on view during regular public gallery hours: Friday, 2-6 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. at 160 S. Water Street in Batavia.

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About Water Street Studios
WaTER STrEET StUDIOS is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit art center in Batavia, IL. Our mission is to make the arts accessible to the Fox Valley region and beyond. Our vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest. We offer high-quality programs that include art education classes, workshops, subsidized artist studios, monthly gallery exhibitions, events, and community outreach. 

Statement of Inclusivity: Our organization is aims to include and recognize all regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status. We are wheelchair accessible. We offer a gender-neutral restroom.