Shibui Studio Art Gallery, the first commercial art gallery located in Macoupin County, will open September 12 at 119 S. Macoupin Street, Gillespie next to the Illinois Coal Museum.
The gallery will have its grand opening reception on Saturday, October 1, from 12 noon to 6 pm. Everyone is invited to this open house in Gillespie which will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony, food, and an art exhibition.
The opening exhibit will highlight the works of two featured contemporary artists that are sisters originally from Alton. Genece Hamby, gallery owner and award-winning local artist best known for expressing stillness, beauty and grace through her digital paintings. Her sister, Trish Frederick, is a self-taught acrylic artist with paintings inspired by her favorite nature spots discovered while traveling throughout the U.S.
Shibui Studio Art Gallery has plans to frequently rotate exhibits showcasing local and regional artists within 60 miles of Gillespie with no permanent collections. Shibui Studio will take pride in consistent high-quality exhibitions with a diverse variety of artists and mediums.
“I am enthusiastic about being a part of the growing downtown community. It has been a long-time dream to open a gallery that supports the works of other artists. Intuitively, I knew that this was the right time and location. I expect plenty of excitement in this area in the months and years to come,” says Genece Hamby, owner of the gallery.
For more information, call 217-839-4853 plus visit https://shibuistudio.com.
ABOUT SHIBUI STUDIO ART GALLERY
The gallery is located at 119 S. Macoupin St., Gillespie, IL 62033, next to the Illinois Coal Museum. It is the newest addition to the downtown Gillespie streetscape, and the first fine art gallery in the area. The stylishly minimalist gallery will exhibit contemporary works on paper, paintings, fine art photography, and a variety of other mediums.
The mission is to promote and exhibit art produced by the region’s emerging and established artists while engaging, enriching, and inspiring the community to appreciate the importance of art. Hours of operation will be, Mon-Fri 11am to 4pm by appt only. Fri 4PM to 8PM, Sat 11AM to 5PM, and Sun 11AM to 3PM.