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Lee County 4-H student art exhibit on display at The Next Picture Show

The Next Picture Show is located at 113 W. First Street, in downtown Dixon.

Artwork from Lee County 4-H students will be on display at The Next Picture Show community arts center in Dixon through Friday, Oct. 27.

Twenty-two pieces in a variety of different media will be represented, including sculpture, clay, fiber, chalk, quilting and more, and all are created by local 4-H students, said Lisa Catalina, executive director of The Next Picture Show.

This is the first time that 4-H students have exhibited their work at The Next Picture Show, Catalina said

“The students’ talent is absolutely amazing, and what they come up with is so good. It’s not just paintings anymore,” she said. “It’s important to display their work because it gives them exposure and can help them become inspired.”

After the 4-H show closes, “Aqua Expressions: Artistic Reflections of Water” will open. The juried, water-inspired exhibit will feature 2D and 3D pieces, including paintings, photography and sculpture from local artists. The exhibit runs through Nov. 5.

“Water has always been an important part of people’s lives, both in the real world and in their dreams,” according to The Next Picture Show’s website. “It has been a social place, an object of beliefs and rituals, a geographical territory and a tool. Artists, designers and makers have been interested in this subject for thousands of years.”

Both shows are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit

Aimee Barrows

Aimee Barrows

Aimee Barrows is the editor of The Scene, Shaw Local News Network's entertainment section. The Scene is your go-to destination for all things fun in Northern Illinois. Prior to The Scene, Aimee was the editor of the Kane County Chronicle for five years, and a freelance reporter for Shaw Media for four years.