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Yellow House Artists Present Oil Pastels at If These Walls Could Talk

Date: October 4, 2019 - October 28, 2019
Event Description FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jen Stanley 630-809-7830 Carol Kincaid 630-692-0107 “Yellow House Artists Present Oil Pastels” An Exhibit and Sale of Original Paintings at If These Walls Could Talk 32 South Stolp Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506 September 5, 2019---The Fall Show by Yellow House Artists, an organization of artists who work in Oil Pastel and/or Oil Stick, will be from October 4 - October 28, 2019, at If These Walls Could Talk Custom Framing & Gallery at 32 S. Stolp Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506 Gallery hours are: Sundays-11am – 5 pm Monday - closed Tuesday- Saturday-9am – 7pm The Artist Reception, part of First Friday events in downtown Aurora on Friday October 4, 2019 7:00-10:00 pm, provides the opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists. The reception is free and open to the public. This show will feature original paintings by 16 participating artists including: Aurora: Kathleen Furgason, Susan Fichtel Batavia: Deann Alleman, Michael Lejcar, Nancy Churvis, & Nancy Gatfield Downers Grove: Carol Kazwick Geneva: Mary Enck Glen Ellyn: Donelle Flanyak Lisle: Darlene Nawrocki Oswego: Dotti Matson Plano: Donna Ostrye St. Charles: Rupali Kumbhani Warrenville: Diana Fitzwater Wheaton: Carol Kincaid Winfield: Nancy Gillespie Yellow House Artists is a group of oil pastel artists who promote both their art and the medium. The group originated with 17 oil pastel artists who had a gallery in a yellow house during the 2007 St. Charles Fine Art Show. The group has grown to include nearly 50 members who like to share the qualities of this little known medium. Members are interested in creating and showing their work as well as informing the public that Yellow House Artists use unique techniques, taking advantage of the special qualities of the medium. Oil pastels were developed in the 1940’s at the request of Pablo Picasso. He wanted a medium with the qualities of oil but with ease of application and portability. The oil pastel medium is pure pigment suspended in inert mineral oil, formed into sticks with a color palette much like oil paint. To the casual viewer, the appearance of the round or square sticks may belie the serious artistic application of this medium. Colors can be layered and blended, smeared or smudged, using fingers, some type of tool, or left as applied, all at the artist’s discretion. The works are generally framed under glass to protect the surface image. More information about the group and the medium can be found on their website: or by contacting them at If These Walls Could Talk Custom Framing & Gallery is co-owned and operated by Jennifer Rauch and Tim Frederick, each artists in their own right. The gallery has 1200 sq. feet of space in the main showroom and participates in Downtown Aurora’s First Fridays, a joint effort by local businesses to promote arts and culture. For more information about If These Walls Could Talk go to their website:

Event Location If these Walls Could Talk 32 South Stolp Avenue Aurora, Il 60506
Date/Time Information Oct. 4-28, 2019 See times above
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