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November Gallery Opening Reception

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

Water Street Studios welcomes the ClayMirth Group Show in the Dempsey Family Gallery and Tanya Lunina’s “Melancholy” exhibition in the Chicago Capital Gallery starting November 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

ClayMirth is a group of friends and potters who came together at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL. The group has shown throughout the Fox Valley area since 2001. ClayMirth’s artists work is diverse and ranges from sculptural pieces to functional art for everyday use.

Featured artists include Charmain Benton, Diane Breaker, Carol Dykstra, Mary Holat, Ellen Judson, Denise Karabowicz, Judy Karabowicz, Marcy Rogge, and Jay Walsh. This group of potters explores the versatility of ceramics in a stunning display of both sculptural and functional work. 

Tanya Lunina grew up in Russia and moved to the United States in 2006. She been passionate about photography for over fifteen years. She works in film and digital media. Her goal for exhibiting Melancholy is to bring the beauty and aesthetics of the late fall to viewers. The grey gloomy days of November are often considered the least attractive season of the year. Through her images, she shows the opposite. “This season can be intriguing in its own way; we just have to look around,” says Lunina. For more information please visit

 Opening reception for the ClayMirth Group Show and “Melancholy” by Tanya Lunina will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m. for an artist talk, tour, and Q&A with the featured artists of ClayMirth. This event if free and open to the public.

The artists will be present at the reception to discuss their work and answer questions. In addition, appetizers will be provided by Verita Restaurant, cash bar featuring beer from Solemn Oath Brewery, and wine will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.

We encourage all visitors to make a $5 donation at the door to support arts programming at Water Street Studios. A special thank you to event sponsor, K.Hollis Jewelers and Batavia Enterprises Inc. Don’t forget to share your photos with us during the event by using #2ndFridaysBatavia. A special thank you to our newest pARTner, First National Bank for supporting our Resident Artist Gallery located on the second floor of Water Street Studios.

Both gallery exhibits will continue to be on display until Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5 p.m. The exhibits in both galleries can be visited during regular public hours: Thursday-Sunday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. at 160 S. Water Street in Batavia, IL 60510.

About Water Street Studios
Water Street Studios is a 501(c)3 for-purpose art center located in downtown Batavia, Illinois. Our mission is to help make the arts more accessible to the Fox Valley region and beyond. Our vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest. We provide our community with classes, artist studios, gallery exhibitions, free programs for under-resourced families and schools, events in our historic venue, and more. Learn more at

Water Street Studios is committed to maintaining a welcoming and safe environment for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, or disability.


Earlier Event: October 17
Mutual Ground's Mural Reveal Event
Later Event: November 9
ClayMirth Artist Talk