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Opening Reception for Kerri Ann Reavis & Gordon Parker

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Water Street Studios New Exhibitions: “A Journey of New Beginnings” by Kerri Ann Reavis and “Seeing Through Masks"

Water Street Studios’ Dempsey Family Gallery will feature a solo show titled “A Journey of New Beginnings” by Kerri Ann Reavis. A wide range of fine art from Kerri Ann’s collection will be displayed on the first floor of Water Street Studios. Kerri Ann Reavis writes, “Journey with me for the last 5 years of my life in Expressionism. I never knew I would make art a career until the age of 42. It was then that I found my true calling as it brought forth changes inside of me. My life's desire to express myself came easily through my works which created many new beginnings."

Gordon Parker’s exhibition titled, “Seeing Through Masks” will be displayed in the Kane County Chronicle Gallery located on the second floor of Water Street Studios. Gordon Parker’s artwork focuses on the figurative complexity of women. He writes, “I break these complexities into simple yet dramatic lines and colors. The mood of is always calm, confident and full of subliminal feelings, which reproduces the essence and beauty of women. This mood is transferred to the viewer as these feeling resonate a feeling a pride and appreciation. While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project my methodology is consistent. Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects, they are linked by recurring desire to the idealization of the subject matter. The subject matter of each body of work determines the material and ultimate form of the work. My imagination is always active and drives me towards the next projects theme.

The opening receptions will be held on May 11th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. In addition to viewing the work and meeting the artists who created it, there will also be small selection of appetizers by Gaetano's Batavia, a bar featuring beer from Solemn Oath Brewery and wine. All proceeds from bar sales go to support arts programming at Water Street Studios. $5 suggested donation at the door.

All exhibits continue until June 3, 2018. Thank you to our gallery event sponsor, K.Hollis Jewelers.

Opening receptions will be held Friday, May 11th, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The shows in both galleries will be on view during regular public gallery hours: Friday, 2-6 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. at 160 S. Water Street in Batavia.


About Water Street Studios
WaTER STrEET StUDIOS is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit art center in Batavia, IL. Our mission is to make the arts accessible to the Fox Valley region and beyond. Our vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest. We offer high-quality programs that include art education classes, workshops, subsidized artist studios, monthly gallery exhibitions, events, and community outreach.

Statement of Inclusivity: Our organization is aims to include and recognize all regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, or socioeconomic status. We are wheelchair accessible. We offer a gender-neutral restroom.