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CCAC April

Pictured is sample artwork from Coles County Arts Council April Artist of the Month Shannon Johnson

CHARLESTON -- Coles County Art Council has recognized Shannon Johnson as this group's April Artist.

Her artwork is now on display at the Charleston City Hall in the main lobby in downtown Charleston and will be through this month.

Johnson came to Coles County to attend Eastern Illinois University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s. She and her husband, Daniel Johnson, raise their family in Charleston. She has been a public-school art educator, a business owner, and a part of the Art Council in the past.

The artist finds her creativity in her diversity of art media and takes inspiration from her political views. Johnson feels it is a way to consider her own beliefs and a way to express her thoughts. Se is an accomplished artist, and has been able to have her own studio that allowed her to teach lessons and do public outreach. She is excited to share that she is happily creating new artwork.

Currently, Johnson is a part of a three woman snow sculpting team called Ice3 (cubed). Their website is www.ice3snowsculpting.weebly.com. Those interested is seeing more of Johnson's artwork can contact her through this website.

As always, the Art Council is grateful to the city for providing a place to display local artists’ work for public viewing. They also want to thank the Journal-Gazette/Times-Courier for helping highlight the artists of the month. They thank Johnson for sharing her artwork with the community.

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