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Water Street Studios

Exhibition Detail
Water Street Studios 2010 Fall Anniversary Art Show Opening
160 S. Water Street
Batavia, IL 60510

September 17th, 2010 - December 31st, 2010
September 17th, 2010 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
, Graphic Design by Lisa Smith YoungdahlGraphic Design by Lisa Smith Youngdahl
Episteme, Yun Jeong HongYun Jeong Hong, Episteme
Pear with Lace, Rhonda KryiasRhonda Kryias, Pear with Lace
Untitled, Angela YoungAngela Young, Untitled
Cocktail Picked, Rita GrendzeRita Grendze, Cocktail Picked
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Water Street Studios announces the 2010 Fall Anniversary Art Show Opening to be held on September 17, 2010.  Out of 90 artist submissions judged by guest juror Hennie Reynders,, five honorable mentions were picked during the jury process and one best of show will be awarded at the opening at 7 pm.  The show opening, which includes a wine and cheese reception, will begin at 6 pm and continue through 10 pm.  Music by DoJo vs Twitch will commence at  7:30 pm.  Silent Auction featuring works of art and various items.


Honorable mention artists in the Water Street Studios 2010 Fall Anniversary Show include:Angela Young, Rhonda Kyrias, Rita Grendze, Tim Kowakzyk and Yun Jeong Hong (photos – page 2)

Best of Show artist will be awarded: Free two week Solo Show in Water Street Studios 2nd floor gallery, valued at $200.

Honorable Mention artists will be awarded:  Announcement on Water Street Studios website, submitted artwork images on Anniversary Postcards and Honorable mention acknowledgement label in the gallery.

For more information on the 2010 Fall Anniversary Art Show Opening or other gallery activities please feel free to contact gallery director, Steven Lockwood, at or you can contact our gallery directly during gallery hours  Fri 5-9pm, Sat  10-6p and Sun 12-4pm by calling 630-761 -9977



On Friday, September 17,  Hennie Reynders, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will announce Best of Show at Water Street Studios’ 2010 Fall Anniversary Art Show Opening. This special event opens at 6 pm and Best of Show will be announced at 7 pm.

Reynders is an associate professor in the department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects and Water Street’s guest juror for the fall show. He was involved in all three stages of the juror process. This included critically viewing 360 submitted pieces, narrowing those down to 43, and awarding five honorable mentions and one Best of Show.

Water Street Studios, Reynders feels, has found the balance of a professional organization, discreet gallery space, and a sense of the serious role of art in the community. Community is important to Reynders and he and his wife recently moved to this area because they feel St.Charles, Geneva, and Batavia have done a great job of retaining their sense of community and a sense of time and place. He said, “We were searching for a place to take a deep breath, where the topography and the landscape have retained as much of the natural qualities as possible and a place where people care about nature and each other without living in the past as so many other quaint little towns tend to do.”

Reynders received his Barc from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and his MA in Landscape Urbanism and Activist Practice from UIC.  In 2007 he completed a PhD. Research Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh, UK.


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