“Forty Years of Painting” art exhibition in Cobden

Luna Gallery in The Yellow Moon Cafe  Cobden, IL                                                                          Art Exhibition through October, 2013 

anthill gallery & vintage curiosities announces a forty-year retrospective exhibition of the paintings of Jan York, Alto Pass.  “Forty Years of Painting” is exhibited through October in Cobden at the Luna Gallery in The Yellow Moon Cafe.  

Following York’s SIUC Art Education degree, she studied in Paris, and later served as Director of the Louisiana Art and Artist’s Guild.  York’s 1990 return to Southern Illinois offered the opportunity to work with Carbondale artist Larry Bernstein who “helped me loosen up my illustrative hand . . .”

“Flowers, fruit and folks have been the focus of my paintings for the past 40 years.” says Jan York.  Her exhibition of large, brilliant paintings illustrates her ability to “zero in on a certain area of one single flower and blow it up.”  This body of work includes her 1973 “Parts Equal the Whole” and 1993 “Sacha”, which demonstrates York’s range as a painter, from abstract to super-realism.

Original owner of Visions Art Gallery in Makanda, York emphasizes that “keeping cultural arts alive in Southern Illinois has always been one of my goals and places like Cobden and Makanda are fulfilling that goal”.

This exhibition is open at The Yellow Moon Cafe’s Luna Gallery, 110 N. Front Street in Cobden,  through October and supports the “Unity for the Arts” Colorfest weekend. Hours of operation for The Yellow Moon Cafe are Wednesday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – reopening 6 p.m. to Close; Saturday 10 a.m.  to Close.

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