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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Art Around the Square Event on Friday

October 7, 2009, Carbondale, Illinois - Art Around the Square, the free event provided the Carbondale Town Square businesses from 5-9pm on Friday, will feature new artist work and even some new businesses.

At the Treehouse Artist Studio above the Town Square Market, 6 artists are participating.

R. Michael Fisher will present 10 New Works of mixed media, entitled: RENDURANCE: TEACHERS series. Danielle Konings will be showing her recent photographs and sculptures.

Andrea LeBeau will present some of her Encaustic Art. Encaustic means "burn in", known as hot wax painting, a technique developed many thousands of years ago. The technique involves colored waxes which are melted, applied to various surfaces and allowed to cool. Encaustic is a media which evokes sensations and emotions of transformation. Working with this media opens a door to a timeless zone.

Bob Streit will run a slide show from his locally produced film, Under These Same Stars-- the Celadon Affair. The slide show will run on a large screen computer accompanied by music from the sound track by Streit, Dennis Stroughmatt, the Peacocks and Les Petit Chanteurs.

Gregory Wendt will show recent photography, digital media and watercolor paintings, as well as photography by his daughters, Kamila, Layla and Reyhana, aged 9, 7 and 5.

Cale Cornelison will perform improvisational guitar throughout the event.

Two new business additions to the event are the Dayemi Health Center and Dayshift.

The artists that will be showing for the Dayemi Health Center include Hilary Chandler, Mike Faris, Josh Shearer and Sandy Stevens. They are all displaying paintings. The Dayemi Health Center is at 210 E. Jackson St.

The Dayshift, located on the above the Cellar between Paul Hampton Photography and the Practice Pad, is a transplant from the Makanda Boardwalk. It is a venue for over 20 artists featuring a variety of unique creations.

Owner Mary Lynn Schroeder said about the event, "Art Around the Square is an exciting oppurtunity for Dayshift to officially debut to the Carbondale arts community. We feature over 20 different local artists in the shop, and are very excited to be able to share the stage with the many talented people involved in Art Around the Square."

More information about the event, incuding a printable map, is available at

Media Advisory

Members of the press are welcome to attend the event and interview the participating artists and business owners. For more information please contact Amy McMorrow, 618 713 2896.


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