The Land Conservancy hosts 'Art of the Land' art show and fundraiser Nov. 17-18

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is hosting the 15th annual "Art of the Land" art show and fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the historic Starline Factory, 300 W. Front St. in Harvard.

"Art of the Land" is a showcase of artwork that features the beauty of the McHenry County landscape. The show includes art for sale from local artists, artisan items for purchase, a youth art display, poetry by the Woodstock-based poetry collective Atrocious Poets, raffles, live music, appetizers (included in ticket price) and cash bar.

The band Cheryl & the Down Home Boys will perform Friday night and Donna Brooks and Ironwood will perform on Saturday.

In addition to the fine art show, the event features a display of photos taken by amateur photographers at many of the properties TLC has preserved. Guests will have the opportunity to vote on a People's Choice photograph each night.

Art of the Land is TLC's biggest fundraiser of the year, and 30 percent of art sales from the event supports land preservation in McHenry County.

Advance tickets are $15 per night and tickets can be purchased at . Tickets will be $20 per night at the door.

Participating artists include: Angela Boe, Anna Lentz, Aruna Sarode, Barbara Skiba-Poniatowski, Bill Gotfryd, Bob Kapheim, Christine Connolley, Dave Miller, Doug Frey, Elizabeth Waddington, Ellen Judson, Eric Larson, Francine Sinderson, Gail Moreland, Gail Weber, Gerard Bauer, Janet Balboa, Janet Hugg, Jean Johnson Pechtel, Jim Clouse, Jim Totulis, Judy Arvidson, Katherine Weber, Kelly Burgo, Kirsten Barry, Laura Ortoleva, Linda Cannizzo, Linda Gurgone, Lou Jensen, MJ Deja, Nicole Wailly, Paul Justen, Paul McFadden, Paula Kuehl, Raymond Beth, Sarah Thompson, Sharon Jones, Silvie Meyer, Stephanie Cascio, Susan Clancy Kelly, Tamara McMillan, Tammy Bozer, Teresa Baber, Therese Wiser, Tom Cubr, Valerie Ruminski and William Bishop.

Participating artisans include: Bob's Glass Fusion, Elizabeth Waddington Floral Watercolor, Fun Felts by Judy, Headwaters Pottery, Taylor Art and Design and Triskele Moon Studios.

TLC would like to thank its sponsors: Mackie Consultants and Christopher Burke, Davey Tree Company, Mark Mitchell State Farm Woodstock, Falcon Green Resources, The Harvard State Bank, Bluestem Ecological, Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen, Natural Communities Native Plants, Red Buffalo Nursery, Gypsy Glen K-9 Kastle and Northwest Herald.

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a member-based private nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural, scenic and agricultural land.

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