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Water Street Studios to host 2013 Winter Show on Jan. 18

Chicago painter Keelan McMorrow was given an honorable mention for his piece entitled, "Mono."
Chicago painter Keelan McMorrow was given an honorable mention for his piece entitled, "Mono."

BATAVIA – Water Street Studios will showcase its 2013 Winter Show at 6 p.m. Jan. 18.

The Best of Show will be announced at 7 p.m. in the main gallery of Water Street Studios, 160 W. Wilson St., Batavia.

Lelde Kalmite – a painter with a Ph.D in art education who spent years as a teacher and nonprofit arts administrator and is currently the curator at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago – will be the guest juror of the show.

In a news release, gallery director Steven Lockwood said: “Out of the many artists who submitted, the jury selected five honorable mention artists and one Best of Show. For the gallery to continue to evolve, we strive to showcase new work, and I’m proud of the caliber of work we are representing in the gallery.”

The artists who have earned honorable mentions are sculptor Rita Grendze of Geneva, photographer Dillon Roberts of Bartlett, ceramist Grace Sheese of Bloomington, painter Keelan McMorrow of Chicago and photographer Jennifer Moore of Lockport.

There will also be a Water Street Studios member show in the Kane County Chronicle Gallery. All Water Street Studio members are invited to submit their work to the gallery for the show.

In the release, art director Joi Cuartero said: “It’s wonderful to be able to celebrate and show off the works that our members create. Our members support us and we are their cheerleaders as well.”

Gammon Coach House will provide food and a cash bar with beer, wine and other refreshments.

Water Street Studios is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization founded to advance art education and appreciation by developing the promotion of fine arts in the community.

For more information about the Winter Show, visit www.WaterStreetStudios.com or call 630-761-9977.

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