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A Fox River Testimony Artist’s Discussion
November 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Under The Conservation Foundation’s Fox River Education and Outreach Initiative, Wheaton artist Joel Sheesley has painted the beauty of the river in all its moods and seasons for the past three years. Sunrise, sunset, in flood, in ice, in summer, in fall, these paintings show you places you know and others you want to find and experience for yourself.
Joel will discuss the details of how he creates his gorgeous works of Fox River art and share some of his experiences in the field as a plein air (outdoors) painter at a program November 4th, 2019, 7pm at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin.
First exhibited in the fall of 2018 under the name “A Fox River Testimony”, Joel has continued to paint the river he has become deeply connected to, returning again and again to river locations from East/West Dundee to where the Fox empties into the Illinois in Ottawa.
Through our partnership with Joel, The Conservation Foundation is working to broaden the interest of local communities in the health of the Fox River. What we find beautiful, we love. What we love, we care for and steward. The Fox River – and the life that depends on it – still needs our love and care.