February Newsletter

My husband, Steve, goes to great lengths to make sure the bird population in our back yard is well taken care of. We have multiple bird houses scattered around to accommodate the variety of feeding preferences, and he dutifully trudges through the snow all winter so that we may enjoy watching these small creatures from our window. However, to his great frustration, much of the seed has gone to the squirrels and deer. Two steps forward, one step back. He revised his strategy, put out some pepper bird seed (did you know that birds can't taste?), and the birds have once again returned. Read the newsletter here!

Artist in Residence Opportunity

Encore! Mt. Morris is seeking artists with a particular interest in community-based artwork (broadly defined) for the Artist-in-Residence program. Specifically, the program will give preference to artists with an interest in integrating community development ideas through the arts with Encore’s vision and goals. For more information please contact Molly Baker at mollybaker50@gmail.com

"Up Close and Personal" exhibit at Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles

Beech Tree Studio artists, Lisa Youngdahl, is one of the exhibiting artists in the "Up Close and Personal" exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles, where you will enjoy over 100 pieces of art created by 50 artists from the Fox Valley area. Visit "Up Close and Personal" during the gallery's regular hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., through February 17. Admission is free and most works are available for purchase.

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