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De Luna Fine Art Gallery - 2018 Aspiring Artists Exhibit

On September 21 (Friday 5-7pm), come join us as we host an exhibition of works by local youth and students. Works from aspiring artists will be on various mediums. The opening will coincide with Freeport's Paint-The-Port community event with the gallery as Van Gogh sponsor. Paint-The-Port is a family fun event put on by the Freeport Art Museum where downtown streets are transformed into over 800 squares measuring 4×4 as a canvas for hundreds of amateur artists of all ages. This is a family-friendly st...

Alexander Chen - Panorama

Our featured artist for August is internationally-renowed artist Alexander Chen. Born in Canton, China in 1952, Alexander began his formal art education at the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Inspired by his various travels and his eventual emigration to the United States in 1989, Chen’s paintings and pen and ink drawings often feature national parks, cityscapes, countryside views, and the pulsing energy of New York City, Tokyo, and Las Vegas. Brilliantly colored and...

Afremov - Infinity

The gallery's next exhibit will feature artworks of Leonid Afremov, a Russian–Israeli modern impressionistic artist who works mainly with a palette knife. Exhibit opening will coincide with our sponsored Music on Chicago event, a summer outdoor live music series, beer garden, and Open Air Market by the gallery (Chicago and Main) and hosted by Greater Freeport Partnership: Main Street. Leonid Afremov was born in Vitebsk, Belarus in 1955. Displaying an aptitude for art at an early age, Afremov was enco...

Behrens - Evening Shadows

Our next exhibit will feature artworks of Chicago native, Howard Behrens. Born in Chicago, Illinois and raised near Washington, D.C., Howard Behrens (1933-2014) was one of the world’s most renowned palette artists, inspired to create his many masterpieces with a palette knife – a tool artists traditionally use to mix oil paints before applying them to canvas with a paint brush. “I kept changing my style,” he explains. “I feel like every painting is a prerequisite for the next painting. You co...

Mikhail and Inessa Garmash - Ocean for Two

Our next artist opening (April 21, Saturday 1pm - 3pm) will feature artworks of husband and wife team Mikhail and Inessa Garmash - considered to be two of the finest Romantic Impressionists of our day. Both Mikhail and Inessa have a long history of artistic excellence. Mikhail was born in Lugansk, Ukraine in 1969, and began pursuing his artistic inclinations from the age of three. Mrs. Garmash was born Inessa Kitaichik in 1972 in Lipetsk, Russia. Like her husband, Inessa excelled in arts as a child, pr...

Tucibat - Trees and Me

On Feb 17th (Saturday, 1pm-3pm) come meet Highland Community College ( Freeport, Illinois ) faculty Sam Tucibat and see his latest artworks! Entitled "Trees and Me", Tucibat's original artworks will be on display through March. Sam is a lifelong resident of northwest Illinois. He has developed a deep appreciation of the unique beauty of the area’s natural environment. After studying photography as part of his Communication degree at Western Illinois University, capturing images of the area has bec...

Atroshenko - Simply Stunning

Andrew Atroshenko was born in 1965 in the city of Pokrovsk, Russia. Accepted as a gifted child in 1977 into the Children’s Art School, Andrew graduated with honors in 1981. Two years later, Andrew entered Bryansk Art College, and in 1991 was accepted at one of the most prestigious art schools in the world, the St. Petersburg Academy of Art. While Andrew’s work was being sold successfully in galleries across Florida, California, Ohio and Arizona, the artist was taking part in a variety of group exhi...

Schitzo - Berberyan

Our next exhibit will feature Armenian-born painter, Ara Berberyan. The opening on October 28th (Saturday, 11am) will coincide with Downtown Freeport's Bootiful Saturday event. Known as "Arbe" in the art world, Berberyan is known for his abstract figurative paintings. Trapped in their own emotion states, Berberyan’s peculiar figures exemplify the strange and the mundane experiences we all face from time to time. An occasional flourish of vibrant reds, blues, purple, green or lavender grabs and pul...

De Luna Fine Art Gallery - Aspiring Artists Exhibit

On September 15th (Friday), please join us as we host an exhibition of works by local youth and students. Works from aspiring artists will be on various mediums and will be on exhibit through October 13th. The opening will coincide with Freeport's Paint-The-Port community event where the gallery will sponsor art spaces for under resourced children. Paint-The-Port​ is an event hosted by the Freeport Art Museum where downtown streets are transformed into over 800 squares measuring 4×4 as a canvas f...

Wylangowska - The Story Of My World

It is a tremendous privilege that we host a solo exhibit and also represent highly-acclaimed artist Lidia Wylangowska. Opening will coincide with the Music on Chicago Festival on August 4th (Friday, 5pm) at our gallery - 2W Main St, Freeport, IL. Lidia's incredible artworks will be on exhibit thru the month of August. A once-in-a-generation artist (now based in Chicago), Polish-born Lidia Wylangowska's masterpieces are figurative oil paintings on wood. For Lidia, "My art tells my story. It's a story of...