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August 5 Meeting and Demo

August 5 Meeting and Demo

Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL  60523
Saturday, August 5, 2017.  10 AM – 12 PM
Guest Artist Bill Bartelt


From the energy and drama of the great American city to the romance of the Italian hill towns, from the back roads of the Midwest to the Plains of Thrace, Bill Bartelt’s watercolors showcase his unique perspective and a lifetime of observation.

Bill Bartelt Watercolor

Bill began his professional career as an art director and designer for the stage, film and television. Over the years he nurtured his love of watercolor painting and studied with the late master Irving Shapiro, AWS. of the American Academy of Art. Bartelt at first applied his skills as a painter in service to his design work, developing watercolor renderings as scenic designs.
Gradually he began showing his work as pure art, and along the way MGM tapped Bartelt to provide Minnie Driver’s watercolor paintings for her film “Return to Me.” Since then, his paintings have been seen in a number of other films, and have also found an audience among avid collectors.
Join us at The Oak Brook Public Library for IWS members’ meetings for socializing, painting demonstrations by nationally recognized artists and educational lectures on materials and all things watercolor. The Oak Brook Public Library located on 31st Street, just west of York Road.

Non-Members are welcome to attend. FREE to all.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook IL,
For more information please contact: IWS Meeting Chair,
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