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SHELBYVILLE -- Flourishes Art Gallery in Shelbyville has announced the subjects of their upcoming art exhibit.

The opening reception for these works will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Many of the artists and teachers will be available to talk to those in attendance.

Doug Bergeron is the featured artist in the Gallery, Shirley Buescher in the Library, Carol Kessler in the Theme Hall, and Jamie Rutherford joins Bergeron and Kessler in the Upper Lobby. The Beaux Art Ballroom will feature art students.

Bergeron is an award-winning photographer from Mason City. He has been a member of galleries in Springfield and Decatur, and has exhibited at the David Strawn Gallery in Jacksonville. He has been invited to participate in art shows throughout Central Illinois and greater St Louis and currently teaches photography courses through Lincoln Land Community College’s Community Education program.

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Buescher is known in the area by her watercolors, but she works in other subjects and media as well. She lives in Pana, guided the Community Council for the Arts for many years, and is a member of the Illinois Art Gallery in Decatur. She has taught classes locally, is the organizer of the Tri-County Art Show during the fair, has entered and won awards in many area shows, and has exhibited at Flourishes in the past.

Kessler, owner of Flourishes, will display her large paintings, mostly landscapes. She is a member of two painting groups, Painted Ladies, Artists with a View as well as the Fab 4 Plein Air Pastel Painters. She has been a longtime member of the Illinois Art Gallery in Decatur and has entered and won awards at many area shows.

Two graduated art students of Mr. Mathis at Shelbyville High School will display their best works in the Ballroom alongside the work of fourth and fifth grade artists deemed exceptional by their instructor.

This exhibit will be on display until Aug. 10 during regular open hours or by appointment. For more information contact 217-827-5690.

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