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Oil pastels exhibit to grace Batavia library until June 29

Deann Alleman picked artist of the month

BATAVIA – An exhibit called “Visual Poetry … Art Inspired by Nature” by oil pastel artist Deann Alleman of Batavia, formerly of Sugar Grove, is on display at the Batavia Public Library.

Alleman has been painting with oil pastels since 2005, when she first took a class with George Shipperley at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

“I find my inspiration in the natural world … the colors, the textures, the rhythms … the pure visual pleasure and the emotional connections,” Alleman wrote in her artist’s statement for the 25-piece exhibit that runs until June 29 in the library at 10 S. Batavia Ave.

She works exclusively in oil pastels and her work has been exhibited throughout the Fox Valley area.

The artist of the month is a member of the Yellow House Artists, a group of oil pastelists who are celebrating the group’s 10th year. The retired educator recently moved from Sugar Grove to Batavia.

For information, email the artist at dalleman71@gmail.com.

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