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NeXt gallery announces featured student artists

ST. CHARLES – The neXt gallery recently announced the student visual artists to be featured in the latest in a series of Pop-Up Art Galleries produced and sponsored by the St. Charles Arts Council and its volunteers.

Local and regional student visual artists’ artwork will be exhibited and sold in the pop-up gallery located at BMO/Harris Bank (next to Smitty’s), 11 E. Main St., St. Charles.

There will be an opening Reception of the neXt gallery on East Main Street from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. The gallery will be open from Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, March 9.

Participating artists
• From All Things Art Studios: Kiara Biwer, Mayah Butzman, Cate Costello, Reese Gilmore, Alana King, Sean Miskowiec, Jay Tribble, Olivia Vosburg, and Anagha Ila.

• From Batavia Public School District 101: Brian Grebner, Irena Hix, and Cassandra Sychta.

• From Elgin Community College: Madeline Kirmse.

 • From Kaneland Community School District 302: Zoie Cooley, Chase Kruckenberg, Megan Noel, Amanda Mederich, Maya Lesniak, and Peyton Maloney.

 • From Mansio Mens Montessori School: Sophie Burt, Lex Griffith, Will Hansberger, Tylia Pastorello, and Charlotte Spicer.

 • From School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Megan Cline.

• From St. Charles School District 303: Francesca Furio, Kiara Tymec and Kyle Gustafson.

• From Tony and Friends: Tommy Hofmeyer.

• From the D-303 permanent collection: Thomas Adams, Brooklyn Allred, Melissa Alonzo, Kyla Augustine, Jacob Banks, Michael Bruns, Danny Buetow, Julia Daley, Sarah Garvin, Erika Grauzinis, Jacob Heller, Tommy Hofmeyer, Julia Holcomb, Bailey King, James Kucaba, Alyssa Mileham, Nicholas Mazzara, Orbanel Navarro, Pamela Nelson, Grace Penniall, James Petno, Serafina Pruim, Riley Rooney, Madison Schilke, Madalene Schultz, Piper Shead, Katie Siriphong, Jack Smiley, Ann Spagna, Hailee Stay, Halie Stevenson, Veronica Swan, Makayla Thomas, Renee Unterberg, and Nikendra Webber.

• From Water Street Studios’ Art Flow Program: Corbin Copper, Chanel Davenport, Rriel Davenport, Gabby Garcia, Kevin Garcia, JJ Martinez, Emily Tratar,   Tyera Adams, Karen Altamirano, Janiya Bibbs, Reyna Fuente, Emir Haskovic, Erna Haskovic, Shatavia Leonard, Raven Marshall, Melissa Gonzalez, and Omari Maxey.

More information
Artists interested in neXt gallery opportunities should  contact the council by calling 630-443-3794 or emailing

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