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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....

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...

DeKalb area artists struggle to start galleries

By Olivia Willoughby | May 2, 2012

DeKalb area artists and gallery owners say they struggle to start galleries and struggle keeping their doors open. Dan Grych, owner of The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway, said the reason artists struggle deals with their lifestyle. “Most artists will...

Hope Haven helps organize art show

By Mary Diamond | April 8, 2012

An upcoming opening at The Art Box Sunday will feature photography and poetry from young artists with a unique perspective on life. Six residents of Hope Haven, 1145 Rushmoore Drive, DeKalb’s transitional housing shelter for homeless families, have...

‘Back in Town’ photo gallery shows everyday life in Iraq

By Olivia Willoughby | February 29, 2012

He is “Back in Town,” filling a DeKalb gallery’s walls with colorful photos of everyday life from his time in Iraq. Trevor Alan Elliott shows his photographs at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway. After serving in the U.S. Army for eight years,...

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,,...