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posted: 6/27/2013 3:48 PM

Elgin art studio hosts artist reception

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Submitted by Side Street Studio Arts

Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court in Elgin, presents "Halfway," an open call arts exhibition running through Sunday, June 30, with an open house artist reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 29.

The opening reception will feature the work of over 10 artists and live music by local artists RUNE and Osmin. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door.

"Halfway" features the work of both local Elgin artists, as well as those from Algonquin, Chicago, Nashville, Tenn., and elsewhere, all working with a variety of mediums. It includes Joseph Cory, Nicholas Earl, Carrie Gant, Stephanie Kelly, Luis Reyes, Steve Sturgill, Daniel Teafoe, Jason Vucic, and Lindsey Wiseman.

Osmin is self-described as "a Mexican and his guitar trying to ruin the world, one song at a time."

RUNE is an up-and-coming power folk rock group out of Chicago's western suburbs. Started at the end of 2012, the band's soulful sounds are conceived out of Allison Joy's drumming and vocals with Dan Bieri's guitar and bass skills. RUNE is influenced by groups such as the Brandi Carlile, Tegan and Sara and Shovels & Rope, but may remind you of something completely different.

Side Street Studio Arts was founded in 2013 by Tanner Melvin and Erin Rehberg as an outlet for the artists of Elgin. Side Street's mission is to provide an accessible space encouraging all aspects of the artistic process from creation to curation. For details, call (847) 429-2276 or visit

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