News - Sauk Valley

New leader of Dixon art gallery a hometown boy with worldly experience

Philip Atilano is expanding space, classes, even the types of exhibits at The Next Picture Show

Phil Atilano, new executive director of The Next Picture Show fine arts community center in downtown Dixon,  is remaking the the storage space upstairs into more exhibit space.
The Next Picture Show's new executive director, Philip Atilano, has a vision  for the future of the nonprofit gallery that includes more classes, more types of exhibits, and more space to show artists' works.
Phil Atilano, new executive director of The Next Picture Show, is turning the unused upstairs in the historic Dixon building into more gallery space.
The basement classroom at The Next Picture Show in Dixon has been rearranged and new items brought in to help budding artists.
Cody Cutter

Cody Cutter

These days, Cody Cutter primarily writes for Sauk Valley Media's "Living" magazines and specialty publications in northern Illinois, including the monthly "Lake Lifestyle" magazine for Lake Carroll. He also covers sports and news on occasion; he has covered high school sports in northern Illinois for 20 years in online and print formats.