ELGIN – Yellow House Artists, an organization of artists who work in oil pastel and/or oil stick, will present the summer show “Rhythm in Color” from Sunday, June 1, through Saturday, June 28, at the Elgin Artspace Gallery, 51 S. Spring St., Elgin.
“Rhythm in Color” will feature original sketches and paintings of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra by 29 participating artists, including Aurora residents George Shipperley, who was recently inducted into the Fox Valley Fine Arts Hall of Fame, and Laverne Bohlin; Nancy Gatfield and Michael Lejcar of Batavia; Eve Sofferman of Bartlett; Pat Van Dusen of Campton Hills; Eileen Bosic of DeKalb; Carol Kazwick of Downers Grove; Judith Niemet of Elburn; Carol Zack, Ed Zack and Jen Stanley of Elgin; Pam Hamilton, Donna Ostrye and Fran Stilwagner of Geneva; Carol Gorman of Glen Ellyn; Lillian Pagni of Hampshire; Shirley Fippinger of Lombard; George Bruce and Roberta Sieber of Naperville; Pat Tuglus of Oak Brook; Beverly Miotke of Roselle; Feng Biddle of St. Charles; Irene Peterson of Schaumburg; Deann Alleman of Sugar Grove; Bunny Holmes of West Chicago; Bette Costello of West Dundee; Carol Kincaid of Wheaton; and Mary Hyatt of Yorkville.
An artists’ reception will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6, and will provide attendees with an opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists.
In addition, there will be a panel discussion entitled “The Artistry of Oil Pastel” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Oil-pastel artists Bruce, Shipperley and Zack will discuss and share the attributes of the medium and demonstrate techniques for creating paintings.
The exhibition also will be available for viewing at the Pallet to Palate food-and-wine-tasting event, which will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 23. The fundraising event will feature music, art and artist demos in the gallery space. For information and tickets to Pallet to Palate, contact Daryl Rubin at 847-931-9330, ext. 314, or FoodforGreaterElgin.org.
Artwork will be available for purchase, with 10 percent of artwork sales being donated to the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Food for Greater Elgin, a nonprofit organization that provides food security for the community of greater Elgin.
Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is closed on Fridays.