KVAL Artists to Share ‘Regional USA’ Themed Works – Shaw Local

Some people may remember the old car ad and the jingle “See America in your Chevy.” Those attending the Kishwaukee Valley Art League general meeting on May 5 won’t need a Chevrolet to see the country.

KVAL artists will show the works they have created at this meeting in response to Regional USA’s “Create With KVAL” challenge.

Artists were asked to choose any region of the country (Midwest, Northeast, Southwest, etc.) and create an artwork that represents that region. They will present their works at 7 p.m. on May 5 at Gallery On State, 322 W. State St. in Sycamore.

“I think it will be fun and interesting to see what our very talented artists create based on the different regions of America,” program director Deborah Rossiter said in a press release.

Members of the general public are invited to attend the meeting.

A beginner watercolor class will be held from 9-11 a.m. on May 21 and an intermediate class will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on May 25. Both classes will be held at Gallery On State and the cost of each class is $50. Applications and additional information can be picked up at Gallery On State.

The art league will once again participate in the Give DeKalb County fundraising event on May 5.

“As a non-profit organization, we rely on donations as our primary source of revenue to keep our philanthropy programs running, our art gallery open, and the art exhibit running. of northern Illinois,” KVAL President Alec Rossiter said in the statement. “I hope all art lovers in DeKalb County will generously donate to our organization through the Give DeKalb County fundraiser this year.”

KVAL is finalizing plans for the 51st Northern Illinois Art Exhibition to be held June 4-5 on the courthouse lawn in downtown Sycamore. This year’s show will feature nearly 60 performers, many of whom will be new to the show this year. This show is KVAL’s largest annual event and draws many visitors to downtown Sycamore.

KVAL is committed to promoting local artists and is dedicated to developing upcoming artists in the Kishwaukee Valley region. Hy-Vee and Waste Management are member patrons of the organization. Visit www.kval-nfp.org for more information.