Current Exhibition & Events

April 22nd 2015: Workshop with Kids 6pm-7pm
What is Photography and Photoshop?

Artist Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt will give a short presentation and demonstration explaining to kids the ins and outs of photography and using photoshop to enhance the images. The kids will create a unique piece of artwork incorporating what they have learned, and will be taught the tools to work with photoshop. 


New Art Exhibition, February 28th, 2015 - April 28th, 2015

 "A Day With Horses", "God Bless Vino", and "Artpoetography, The Faithful Scout".

The reception will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 28th, 2015. 

In January of 2014, Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt entered her first juried photography competition in Los Angeles, CA. Cheryl's photograph was chosen to be included in the exhibition. Encouraged by this outcome, she concentrated on educating  herself about photography, in order to compose an image that tells the story while being beautiful and compelling. Throughout 2013 and 2014, Cheryl's paintings and photographs were juried into exhibitions and competitions including the International Photography Awards (IPA) 2014.  IPA,  a sister effort of the Lucie Awards, selected four of Cheryl's photographs from 27,000 entries from 104 counties for four Honorable Mentions. 

Cheryl now combines all of her creative efforts to produce a new form of photography which she calls Artpoetography(TM).  Cheryl's photographs of her original paintings and poetry with her photographs of people, animals or objects. She layers these Photographs to create depth of feeling and meaning.

Cheryl is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and resides in a suburb of Chicago (Lake Barrington) with her husband, children, two horses and three dogs.

Artist Statement: In my work, I am committed to exploring light and how it effects the way in which an object or subject  is perceived by the eye and seen by the lens. I develop a relationship with my art and find myself feeling  color, light, shapes and pulling them out from the camera,  creating a unique representation of the subject. My  photography  not only shows what I see  and what "is", but also has an underling story .  Each one of my creations is my way of communicating to the observer. I am  inspired by the desire for my photography to have meaning and create constructive conversation about how we  live, who we are and what we do. I hope that my work will give others the motivation to explore their own creativity and have the courage to introduce their art to the world.



If you would like to learn more about the featured artists, click below:

Elise Pescheret

  Marg Rehnberg

  Rainey Kellogg

Come paint, draw and discuss your vision of art with us, or just browse the gallery and listen the guitar performance by Steve Kaiser. 

Fedja Soretic was born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia on January 27, 1930, into a prominent artistic family. 
He began painting at nine years of age and joined the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade quite well prepared in all art techniques.
Fedja has always admired, golden yellow fields, blooming orchards, verdant landscapes, and country villages and captures that beauty with bright colors and bold brush strokes.
Critics have called him the "Poet of Srem" 
because of the pure beauty of his paintings. 
Fedja enjoys working with watercolors as well as oils.