Galena! Features Artist J. Allan Zver
Galena!, a local artist co-op, features the works of artist
J. Allan Zver. Stop in the artists' co-operative shop at 121
N. Commerce Street in Galena to see Zver's original paintings
done in acrylics, oils and pastels.
preferred subject is landscapes, and he enjoys working with
acrylics the most. Inspiration comes from his two favorite surroundings--rolling
hills and pristine beaches.
is Zver's second career, but his first career in international
procurement played a part in the development of his artistic
passion. While traveling for business, he visited famous art
centers and museums around the world. Observation and appreciation
were stepping stones leading to Zver's goal to be a working
retirement, Zver had time to learn how the masterpieces were
created. He studied painting techniques, taking classes in Venice,
Fla. and in Galena, Ill. "I learned from Francesco Agresti and
Karen Hitt in Florida and from Janet Checker and Mark Skidmore
in Galena," Zver explains. "I found a style with colors
and impressionism that catches images and light to reflect emotion."
addition to the Hello Galena! shop, works of art by Zver are
exhibited at Skidmore Art Gallery in Galena. Zver has participated
in art shows in Galena, as well as at the Venice Art Center.
This year's poster design for the Galena Festival of Performing
Arts summer concert series is a Zver creation.
Galena! is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization made up of
more than 65 local artists. Their artwork and signature gift
items are displayed at 121 N. Commerce Street, Galena, Ill.
Artists staff the art-only shop. Check out our handy online
map, store hours and directions.
information, call (815) 777-1448 during shop hours.
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