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posted: 12/21/2012 5:24 PM

Local artist to display works at Waukegan library

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  • Marshall Philyaw holding one of his paintings.

      Marshall Philyaw holding one of his paintings.
    Courtesy of Waukegan Public Library

  • Marshall Philyaw's painting of the Valencia Ballroom, which used to be on the corner of Genesee and Water streets. The Valencia eventually became the Times Theater.

      Marshall Philyaw's painting of the Valencia Ballroom, which used to be on the corner of Genesee and Water streets. The Valencia eventually became the Times Theater.
    Courtesy of Waukegan Public Library

 

Submitted by Waukegan Public Library

Local artist Marshall Philyaw will display his unique paintings in oil and watercolor at the Waukegan Public Library's Gallery 128, located within the Waukegan Public Library.

Philyaw's art collection focuses on his own personal experiences from 1963 to the present and several of the pieces are of local historical interest. While Philyaw favors oil as his medium of choice, the exhibit features pen and ink scenes, watercolors, and oils.

Philyaw graduated high school in North Chicago in 1961 and then attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He has worked as a commercial artist at the Chicago Tribune, Montgomery Ward, and Pioneer Press. He illustrated two books and worked as a freelance catalog illustrator. Also a performing magician, he works with his wife Diane and together they are known as The Grand Marshall of Magic and Deputy Diane.

The exhibit, titled "A Mixed Bag," will be on display at the gallery through Feb. 8. Gallery 128 serves as a dedicated exhibit space to showcase the talents of local artists in the library. To learn more about exhibit opportunities, call Rena Morrow at (847) 623-2041, ext. 231.

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