Flourishes Gallery and Studios-Where art thrives and grows- is focused on promoting the arts in the Shelbyville, Illinois area.
Other than the scheduled activities you will find within this website, we are open when the black and white bow is out and by appointment. Look for the big black and white bow on the OPEN sign next to the door on the south side of E. Main Street across from the Roxy Theater. The elevator can bring you upstairs, or the 25 steps to the right, west. Normal open hours are usually on Tuesdays 10-5 and Thursdays and Saturdays 10-noon as well as whenever the open sign is out. Also open by appointment. Because there may be cause to sometimes cancel any activities, please call (217-827-5690) before planning on coming.
Now Showing until August 10
Doug Bergeron, photographer living at Mason City, displays almost 30 of his photographs in the Gallery space. Some are theme oriented while others are not, taken unplanned but with camera ready. Doug teaches photograph at Lincoln Land College in Springfield. Shirley Buescher is featured in the Library. Shirley has displayed numerous times at Flourishes and now brings her most recent work in oil, pastel, and watercolor as well as one mixed media piece of her dog, Duke. Pictured here is her painting of the same pet.
The Theme Hall contains Landscapes in oil by Carol Kessler.
The Upper Lobby has work by Jamie Rutherford, Doug Bergeron and Carol Kessler.
The Beaux Arts Ballroom has many creations by 4th and 5th graders in Shelbyville, mostly a pixel art project that Mrs. Cole, teacher, felt students did especially well. There is a display also of work created recently at Art Talk Tuesday. Two 2019 Shelbyville High School graduates are also featured as suggested by art teacher, Mr. Mathis.
Kagan Bradbury and Taylor Hendrian fill the screens with projects done under his direction.
Art Talk Tuesday Schedule
3:00-3:30 Open Forum
Materials supplied unless noted
June 4- Experimental Landscapes with watercolor and/or acrylic. Bring painting supplies and original landscape photograph to work from.
June 25- Experimental Landscapes with watercolor and/or acrylic. Same as June 4 as a continuation or new creation.
- Photography outside. Use cell phone or camera to take photographs in the downtown area after a discussion of what would be involved in taking a photo that has a good composition. One or two photos are then to be printed out or emailed to Carol at email@example.com
for the July 9 session.
July 9- Share and critique photos from last week that where printed out or emailed and brought to this session.
July 16- Art at the Mini-Park. Do your own thing.
July 30- Charcoal erase. Bring your own eraser to be used to create on paper covered with charcoal.
August 6. Vine charcoal drawing. Paper and vice charcoal will be supplied, but attendees may want to bring a picture of the subject matter they want to draw in black and white.
August 13- In the style of Mary Cassatt in pastel supplied or your own medium.
TUESDAY SUMMER ART WORKSHOP
K-3 grades 10-11 a.m.
4-6 grades 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All supplies are provided. A clothes cover-up should be brought for each student.
$15 per student ($10 if parent comes to help with supervision,)
Other grades by request
July 2- Wood sculpture in the style of Louise Nevelson
July 9- Coil pottery as in the Greek Period
July 23- Illuminated letter and color of a Rose Window as in the Medieval or Middle Ages.
Register by calling or texting 217-827-5690 one week in advance. Payment upon attending. Minimum and maximum student number necessary.