Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles presents ‘Sculpture at the Kavanagh’ exhibition

A new art exhibition in the Kavanagh Gallery at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles brings 26 artists together in one fantastic show, a news release announced.

“Sculpture at the Kavanagh” is a collection of 2D and 3D pieces. The show is a mix of both Illinois and out-of-state artists, and is on display through May 8.

One of the participating artists is Lee Ristow from Lemont, who is showing in a gallery for the first time. Ristow has two ceramic pieces in the show, “Pachy Stack” and “Gorilla Mask.” She found her love of ceramics later in life when she began taking art classes at her local community college.

Ristow was encouraged to enter the show by another artist, Deana Bada Maloney, who also has work in the exhibition. Badar has used her love of nature to create a sculpture titled “Odysseus.”

One of the most striking pieces is called “Her Beauty Gained Her Everything She Had Ever Dreamt of …” by Michigan-based artist Matthew Schellenberg. The 7-foot warrior woman was carved using various woods, including cherry, black walnut, ash and cypress. The use of multiple kinds of wood has enabled the artist to utilize nature’s color palette effectively, the release stated. The result is a stunning 3D statuesque woman, with a surprise element in the back.

The Kavanagh Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. “Sculpture at the Kavanagh” is open to the public through Saturday, May 8. As with all exhibitions in the Kavanagh Gallery, it is free to view.

The Fine Line Creative Arts Center is at 37W570 Bolcum Road in St. Charles. To learn more, visit or call 630-584-9443.