The Kavanagh Gallery is an open, light-filled space created for the presentation of a wide range of art exhibits.
Each year the gallery displays between six and seven exhibits. These exhibits range from nation-wide invitational and juried shows of paintings, pottery, textiles, photography and sculpture, to one and two person shows, faculty, and member exhibits, and our annual holiday extravaganza, the Christmastime at Fine Line Show and Sale.
Exhibits for 2018
Outcry Voices from the Earth - Suzanne Garnier Layer
October 19 - November 17
Opening reception October 19; 6 - 8pm
Stitched Together - SAQA
August 31 - October 13
Stitched Together is an exhibit of fiber artwork by Illinois and Wisconsin regional members of SAQA. (Studio Art Quilt Associates: SAQA IL-WI) The length of the Midwest SAQA ILWI region is over 800 miles, from Northern Wisconsin to Southern Illinois. The exhibit consists of 30 art quilts by 30 artists and features contemporary art quilts with wide variations in artistic interpretation, style, and technique.
In and Around - Vessels & Jewelry
June 18 - August 10
Diverse Statements 5 - The Faculty Show
May 18 - June 23
Diverse Statements 5 is an exhibition showcasing the faculty members who teach at Fine Line. Fine Line offers classes in a variety of media, making this a very eclectic show.
Biomimicry - Redefining Nature Through Art
April 2 - May 12
Biomimicry – Redefining Nature through Art is about the design and production of materials and structures that are modeled on biological entities and processes.
Hygge - Creating Sanctuary
February 16 - March 24
Perhaps the Danish word 'hygge' is not meant to be translated; it is meant to be felt. The concept of hygge can be thought of as a warm glow, a feeling of comfort and contentment, a deeply satisfying feeling of well-being, and an indulgence in all the good things and people in one's life. It includes the sharing of stories about ideas, history, culture and the things we create. Hygge is personified by making the ordinary meaningful and special. It is a warm embrace for the soul.
Art 2018 - It's What We Create
January 5 - February 9
The first exhibit of 2018 celebrates the work created in classes and workshops at Fine Line during 2017. Open to all levels, many of the artists are showing their work in a gallery setting for the first time.