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Locals find their roots in Midwest art

By James Bartley | November 17, 2013

Local artists are getting to their roots in an exhibit downtown.Midwest Roots, a group art exhibition by artists, opened at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway, Friday. It is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays until Jan. 6....

Local artist Jim Dester awaits his audience Sunday at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway. Dester taught himself the art of photo manipulation and learns primarily through trial and error.

Alumnus displays abstract photos

By Ryan Chodora | October 9, 2013

Alumnus Jim Dester, Kishwaukee Valley Art League treasurer, is showing flowers in a different light.Dester has his abstract photography on display until Nov. 8 at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway.Dester uses photography to portray life in an abstract...

Nationally known artist to display work at local gallery

By Northern Star Staff | November 27, 2012

Dale Osterle, a long time DeKalb resident and nationally known artist will be displaying her work at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway, from Dec. 1 to 28. Osterle was educated in Rhode Island and spent over 20 years working with printmaker David Driesbach...

Tour to include art gallery, fashion show, silent auction

By Northern Star Staff | September 24, 2012

The fifth annual Art Walk, a gallery and artist studio tour hosted by the Sycamore Art Attack School of Art, 215 W. Elm St., will begin Oct. 6. The Art Walk will allow the public to visit artist studios, homes and other locations in a fair that stretches...

Local artists move work to cyber galleries

By Olivia Willoughby | November 15, 2011

NIU is not the only place in DeKalb for local artists to show their work to the community. Local artists can take to the Internet to show their work on cyber galleries. Adrienne Soroka, creater of Soroka's Fine Things art gallery's website,,...