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Complementing art and business
Talking with Mark Skidmore and Marsha Rinetti is like being in the middle of an admiration society, reminiscent of the old Saturday Night Live episodes when Fernando Llamos (Billy Crystal) said to Barry Manilow "You look marvelous!" who responded, "No baby, you look marvelous!"


Tuesday, March 6, 2007
The beauty of the 'ugly plant'
Carole Sullivan and her husband Jan Lavacek are nationally known for their careers in theater and helping to root the well-established Main Street Players in Galena. However, in this story, they're work is upstaged by their blooming orchids and thriving plants amidst winter grays.

It's hard to believe that the sprawling greenery that is their vast collection of orchids, amaryllises, cacti and lilies begins with the story of "the ugly plant."


Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Back Street to hold auditions
HANOVER-Hanover's Back Street Players theater group recently announced auditions for its annual spring production.

The group will be performing a John Patrick comedy, "Everybody Loves Opal," on Thursday, May 17, Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19 in the Hanover Township Hall.


Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Marsha Rinetti
GALENA-Soft pastels and pencil works by Marsha Rinetti will be featured at the Galena Artists' Guild's First Friday reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 2 at the Galena Elks Lodge, 123 N. Main St, Galena.

Noting that her subject matter includes landscapes, people, animals, and still life, Marsha says "I use photographs as reference for my work, sometimes combining elements from several photos. I select photos that create an emotional response in me and then attempt to recreate that feeling in my work."


Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Westside Studio opens on Red Gates Road
Hendrica Regez is a self-taught artist, who's paintings are reminiscent of the vibrantly gold Gustav Klimt, surreal Frida Kahlo and her found object sculptures are like Dahli's images incarnated. She chooses symbolism, spirituality and the extraordinary in everyday things to make her art.

Like many, she has worked out of the little extra room at her home or where ever she could find space to work on the many mediums in her pallet.


Tuesday, February 27, 2007
V-Day returns
Dubuque, Iowa-Last year, the production of the Vagina Monologues raised about $25,000 for sexual assault awareness. This year, Riverview Center, Inc., hopes to repeat.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Market House Arts Festival set
GALENA-The Galena Cultural Arts Alliance has just announced that they are planning a juried art festival in August. The Market House Arts Festival will be Aug. 18-19 at the Old Market House State Historic Site, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Galena Artists' Guild Gallery opens
GALENA-Although there will be an official "Grand Opening" for the new Galena Artists' Guild Gallery in May, the doors will open for business Friday, Feb. 9.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Taste of Galena
GALENA-On Friday, Feb. 9, tempt your taste buds at the Galena Art & Recreation Center's "Taste of Galena." Featuring specialties from 26 Galena-area businesses, this 17th annual event will be held at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa at The Galena Territory from 7-10 p.m.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Sweetheart of a show
GALENA-Stone House Pottery and Gallery will present a show by husband and wife team Joe and Maureen Bardusk, Galena Territory residents. Maureen, a full-time artist for 15 years, has exhibited her work in Europe, Canada and across the United States, while Joe's design work has resulted in built structures throughout the U.S.

Their shared interest in architecture, design, and art has led to several collaborative paintings incorporating Maureen's abstract landscapes in paint and thread with Joe's paintings of natural and architectural elements.


Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Auction benefits artist battling cancer
Jeanelle "Page" Westerfield is known in Galena and Dubuque as an artist and a supporter of the arts in over 40 years of professional painting. Now the tables have turned, and Westerfield's daughter, Sarah Barnes, who is also an artist, is asking the community and especially area artists to help her mom in a time of need. Barnes is hosting an art auction at the Four Mounds Foundation Friday, Jan. 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. to benefit her mother.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Hello Galena features art with local theme
GALENA-The Hello Galena artists' cooperative began the new year with a new manager and a Galena Art theme.

Becky Sisco, a Dubuque native, took over the managerial duties of Hello Galena on Dec. 11, 2006.

"I like working with artists and I thought it would be fun and challenging to help the store grow more," she said.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


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