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Bartlett Village Hall 2nd Floor Gallery, 228 S. Main St. 

June 6-July 1, 2016, Artist Reception June 21, 6 to 7 pm

 “Pixelated Petals: a Digital Garden” Digital Painting on Canvas Exhibit by Marianne Andersen 

Marianne Andersen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and immigrated to the
U.S. with her family when she was 5 years old. Marianne works
predominantly in the oil painting medium but also enjoys colored pencil,
charcoal, graphite, and pastel pencils. Recently she has started
experimenting with digital painting on her IPad. After graduating with a BFA in
illustration from Northern Illinois University, Marianne worked for several years
as a designer for a printing company and a freelance illustrator. One of her
colored pencil drawings, entitled “Pointe” was published in the book “"The Best
Of Colored Pencil 2”, which was sponsored by the Colored Pencil Society of
America. She has lived in Bartlett since 1991 and is currently on the board of
Arts in Bartlett.

Angel Face Florabunda

Marianne Andersen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and immigrated to th eU.S. with her family when she was 5 years old. Marianne works predominantly in the oil painting medium but also enjoys colored pencil,charcoal, graphite, and pastel pencils. Recently she has started experimenting with digital painting on her IPad. After graduating with a BFA inillustration from Northern Illinois University, Marianne worked for several years as a designer for a printing company and a freelance illustrator. One of her colored pencil drawings, entitled “Pointe” was published in the book “"The Best Of Colored Pencil 2”, which was sponsored by the Colored Pencil Society of America. She has lived in Bartlett since 1991 and is currently on the board ofArts in Bartlett.

Come meet Marianne at the Artist Reception, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Free and Open to the Public

Arts in Bartlett Artist's Gathering
The Art’s in Bartlett Artist’s Group is a casual group that gathers the 3rd Tuesday of the month to talk about art, events, and exhibits; have demos and presentations, and experiment with new techniques,. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 7 - 9 pm
Bartlett Arts Center, 215 S. Main 

John Wallace from the Bartlett Public Library will speak about "Get Appy," which is all about apps for smartphones and tablets. John will tailor his information to artists, and can answer general questions about making our lives easier with these apps.

This group is also participating in a FUNraiser for Arts in Barltett by donating 6x6 canvases to be sold at the Arts Festival for $20 at the Information Tent. If you have not already dropped yours off, just get it to the Arts Center by June 24. These miniature paintings are currently on display at the Bartlett Public Library in a case promoting the Arts Festival. 

Exhibits at Arts Center, 215 S. Main St. "Walk in the Garden" May/June/July

“Garden Party,” an acrylic painting by Marianne McKoveck, Palatine, is among the garden-themed works  at the Bartlett Center for the Arts.

Arts in Bartlett brought its  garden inside with paintings and live plants for a three month long exhibit  “Walk in the Garden” exhibit up during the months of May, June and July.  Artists from as close as Bartlett, Hanover Park, Streamwood, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Elgin, and as far away as Palatine, New Lenox, Oak Park, and River Grove display their garden themed art. The Tri-Village Garden Club are displaying photos of their gardens  along with unusual plantings in containers such as tool boxes and shoes.

 The next exhibit for August, September and November will be "Amerca the Beautiful." Submissions should be delivered the last week of July. The award winners in the VFW Patriotic Art competition at Bartlett High School will also be on display.


The 14th Annual Festival of the Arts, produced by Arts in Bartlett will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 25-26, 2016, in Bartlett Park at Oak and North Avenues. A variety of juried 2-D and 3-D art are part of the festival, which has added the literary arts to the traditional visual and performing arts event. Ten 10 authors from surrounding communities will take turns at the Author’s Tent for a Book Signing. Nonstop entertainment both days, and children’s art activities fill the park. After hours rock music will continue until dusk on Saturday. An emphasis on multicultural performances brings dancers from Poland, Latin America, India and Turkish, Russian and Taiwanese music. Free walking tours of historic homes surrounding the park will be led at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Food and wine tent. For more information and a schedule of events, go to the 2016 Arts Fest page at artsinbartlett.org. 

ARTS IN BARTLETT BOARD MEETING

Monday, June 20 , 7:00 p.m.(new time) Bartlett Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main St. All members are welcome to attend.  Contact Rita Lopienski, rlopienski@sbcglobal.net for more information.  

WATERCOLOR CLASSES FOR ADULTS TO BEGIN IN JULY

Bartlett Arts Center, 125 S. Main St. 

A Summer Adult Watercolor Art Series on Tuesdays July 5, 12, 19, and 26 will be taught by Kelly Kerulis, a certified art teacher in School District 54 and spending this summer at the Bartlett Center for the Arts teaching with Kathryn Benton in the Color My World Art Academy. The exact time for the 90-minute 5-lesson series is still being worked out. Cost is $100 for Arts in Bartlett members and $125 for nonmembers. Call 630 372 4152 if you are interested in receiving registration materials. 

OPEN MIC NIGHT: July 8 and July 22

Arts in Bartlett summer interns Aly Morse, Jordan Reniva and Madeline Derango headed by producer Andrew Viveros will host a $5 Friday Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. on July 8 and July 22. It is free to those who preregister to perform and $5 for all others at the door. Walk in performers are welcome. Send your name, email and phone number to art@artsinbartlett.org along with what you willl perform. All forms of performance are welcome in this family friendly show. 

DINE AROUND FOR THE ARTS AT O'HARES PUB 

Dates are being worked out to visit O'Hare's Pub. a family owned restaurant and sports bar at 1085 West Army Trail Road, for our next Dine-Around for the Arts in July. This is our popular FUNraiser where we enjoy a meal at a local restaurant and they give a percentage of the bill back to Arts in Bartlett as a donation. Keep tuned! 

INTERNATIONAL CHORUS

Every Wednesday, 7 p.m.  Bartlett International Chorus, Rehearsal takes place at the Bartlett Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main St. New members welcome. Call Rita 630-956-8814 or rlopienski@sbcglobal.net for more information.