On September 17 at West Side Park, the Champaign Park District and 40 North will join up to bring artists and art lovers together for a free juried art festival. Get to know the artists who will be showing their work at the inaugural West Side Arts!
Description: “Acrylic paintings that typically incorporate found patterns, ranging from cartoonish tableaux to plein air landscape”.
Description: “I work with steel, aluminum, resin, acrylic, found objects and any other media that inspires me”.
Description: “I am a fine art photographer. I have framed images, images printed on aluminum, images printed on various paper types and images printed on canvas. I also have a collection of prints for sale that are mounted on matting board”.
Description: Body of work to be displayed comprises giclée prints (framed) and output of other digital works that are a hybrid between natural media source material and digital enhancement. Also included are relief art prints (unframed) and paintings (framed). Most of the digital work has been previously exhibited at Illini Union Art Gallery, Common Ground Food Co-Op, Art Coop, Lincoln Square Mall, and other various venues. Subjects range from abstract to surreal to fantasy to representational.
Description: “Prints of drawings scanned into my computer and colorized in Adobe Illustrator. Printed on cards and canvas. A few mixed media pieces as well. Created from random, stream of conscious and specific doodles on bar napkins or sketchbook paper”.
Mixed Media Painting
Description: “High contrast acrylic and mixed media paintings with an emphasis of thought process. Guided by synthesia– the process in which one hears color”.
Description: “I do woodworking of all kinds from small pens and keychains to large live edge conference tables and everything in between.
Description: “My concentration is functional, wheel thrown pottery. All of my work is made from stoneware and is food safe. My goal with my work is to provide people with comfortable ceramics they want to use”.
Description: PIPAPO is simple yet delightful birch jewelry. Using both modern and traditional woodworking techniques, the tiny forms are carved out of birch wood and hand painted with great attention to detail. High pigmented color is used to create a delightful, harmonious composition.
Description: Handmade amulets, belt buckles, bolos, bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings with gems, leather or metal.
Description: “I am a nature photographer and printmaker from right here in CU, and I sell framed and unframed signed fine art prints of my photos and block prints. I also sell notecards and themed notecard sets of my photos. My art focuses on discovering and teaching about the weird and wonderful surprises that can be found in our local natural areas when you look up close—moss, ferns, bugs, bones, mushrooms, woodland plants, cool rocks, tiny creatures, prairie wildflowers, and more—including sharing their names, why they grow that way, and where in the midwest they can be found.
Description: High Fire Porcelain Pottery. Functional, wheel thrown.
Description: Bright, colorful, whimsical acrylic paintings.
Description: Textile and mixed media fiber art – vessels, wall art, art to wear cuffs with layers of hand painted, upcycled, vintage and batik cloth, paper, free stitch/embroidery, hand stitch and various embellishments.
Description: “I love being out in nature and taking the opportunity to photograph the beautiful scenery and wildlife I encounter. I also spend a lot of time at Allerton and have many photos of the grounds and gardens there. I sell photo prints in various sizes as well as greeting cards”.
Description: “I make mid/small sized stained glass pieces that are mostly abstract along with some fun things like turtles, dinosaurs and corn”.
Description: 2D mixed media with hand made paper/acrylic paint and pencil