Thank you for supporting your local arts community.
Heather remembers that she has always loved making art. "My love for art started when I was very little, when my grandmothers let me decorate their windows with my paper snowflakes each time I visited." Heather enjoys photography and painting in several different mediums. Her favorite is watercolor. Other arts and crafts in which she takes joy include sewing, needlepoint, gardening, and writing. "Creating something new in many respects is a labor of love and the most fulfilling." Her Work
Holly has authored four books. Her most recent publication, A Line in the Sand – A Journey Towards Forgiveness.
"To touch hearts with words has kind of become my purpose. I enjoy writing and publishing inspirational poetry, motivational quotes, and spiritual insights. I hope my words will stir hearts and inspire others in their purpose. I enjoy sketching, creating art and photo notecards.
Please visit my blog, where I enjoy sharing reflections, nuggets of wisdom, and anything that comes to mind.
From Barbara's earliest days, drawing with crayons on her new bedroom wallpaper, she knew she would be an artist. She has pursued many areas of the arts during her career. After three thumb replacement surgeries, she found that she could no longer hold the art tools long enough to create her intricate artworks, but that would not stop her from continuing a professional career in the arts. Barbara is design consultant, editor, writer, digital artist, illustrator and jewelry designer. COLLECTIONS
Thomas has a real love for creating and for community. Always striving to be a helping hand and connecting people. Early on, Thomas had an appreciation for the arts. In high school he took part in both band and theater. His continued creative endeavors and volunteerism include stage manager, camera man, video switcher, producer and his true passion—pyrotechnics. He is always thinking creatively, outside the box, and is involved with several community organizations.
Jamie has always loved to draw. After taking art classes in junior high, her talents blossomed. In high school, she took a variety of advanced art classes and participated in Illusion Art magazine, Art Club and Art Honor Society. After graduating from college she taught early childhood education for five years. These days, Jamie keeps busy as a stay-at-home mom and ATC artist. "It's been such an amazing hobby...I really enjoy sharing this with my children."
Starla is a mixed media artist, whose passion is to create artworks that unveil a sense of healing, power and comfort, combining several mediums. She began studying calligraphy in 2003 as a way to transition into her role as a stay-at-home mom, and became a professional engraver in 2011 and a Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT) in 2013. For more about Starla's works of art and her professional services visit The Divine Studio
Jennifer Richardson and her daughters, Izzy and Liz, love creating ATC cards and a variety of arts and crafts together. New friendships and the ripple effect of sharing their new love for ATC card making with their school community evolved after joining the Romeoville Art Society.
Jennifer says the love of art is a family affair, and the time spent making art is something they all enjoy.
Patricia S. McCure (Besst Martin) is a retired high school English teacher with a passion for the written word. For more than 20 years, she has focused her writing on devotions and inspirational, faith-based material. She has produced numerous devotionals, group study programs, poems, stories, and scripts for family, friends, and church. Pat and her husband Larry enjoy amateur photography. Pat writes under a pen name as a tribute to her father and grandmother.
Studio 20 Dance Academy's mission is to provide professional dance instruction and create a safe, positive environment, where students can learn and grow in dance technique and self-confidence.
Their goal is to create a diverse environment where students can perform and inspire. They believe that every child is meant to dance. Through hard work and dedication, they will teach your dancer passion and creativity.
John works in a variety of media: wood, metal, plastics, casting materials, paper, stone, film, digital photography, graphics, music, and electronic media. He looks for the unusual in his surroundings and often finds that the ordinary can be presented in an exceptional or unique way. His work is continually in progress, like life. He hopes the viewer will find it full of the stuff of life—thought and emotion, dirt, excitement, and beauty; that it may have caught a spark that will inspire others.
After raising her children, Janice discovered her true love of art. She immersed herself in learning new skills that enhanced her natural talent and passion in the arts. She has displayed her work in several local art venues. She works primarily in oils and soft pastels, and also enjoys wood burning and needlepoint. "I am very versatile and it's things I like to do, but I would love to excel with my art. This is my goal."
Sister Sandi Salois, OSF
Ice & Fire Leadership Academy
The Voices of Note
DuPage Area County Project (DuCap)
Madrigal Consulting and Counseling
The Divine Studio and Gallery
Romeoville Chamber of Commerce
A special heartfelt thank you to everyone who took part
to share their art and poetry the first years.
Your gifts inspired so many people!