Galena! Features Artists Lorlee Servin, Jim and Janet Post
by Hello Galena! to see photography, explore literary works,
and hear music created by the featured local artists Lorlee
Servin, Jim Post and Janet Smith Post.
is a photographer, painter and illustrator, who spent a lot
of her childhood drawing for and taking photos of her family.
Now, she has a bachelor's degree in art. Servin's innate and
cultivated "good eye for art" enables her to find the beauty
in "…what God has given us in Nature. I am amazed at the patterns
and details in flowers. That's why I do a lot of floral close
ups." Her photography was selected to adorn the new Stonehill
Wellness & Therapy Center in Dubuque.
Post began singing for his family when he was three and a half
years old. "A chair was my stage," remembers Post. As his confidence
and stage presence grew, his talents opened up vast possibilities,
including a visit to the White House; opening for Cream, a power
trio with Eric Clapton; and, a spot on Coast to Coast radio.
Post continues to entertain and starts his sixth season as Mark
Twain at 111 North Main Street in Galena. The master storyteller
shares his fascinating anecdotes in a book soon to be published.
The list of all Post's accomplishments is found on his website
Smith Post is a natural writer. Her first story was written
at age 10, but no one saw it. Encouragement came from a high
school English teacher. "Her 'You are a writer!' comment on
my first creative writing assignment, gave wings to my belief
that I really could write," shares Smith Post. She has been
writing ever since and has a variety of published work, including
the books Cotton Rock and Barnyard Boogie. One of her songs
won the John Lennon Song Contest for children's music and another
was played on Good Morning America. Smith Post shares stories
and writing tips on her website at www.JanetSmithPost.com.
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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