• Lynne Kornecki

"Vicinity 2021" Show at Norris Gallery in St. Charles, IL Announces Award Recipients and Reception


The Norris Gallery exhibit's top prize, The Lester Norris Award, has been presented to Robert Wilson for his "Pandemic Diptych". See more winners' art below...


St. Charles, August 6, 2021 -- The Norris Cultural Arts Center's annual Vicinity art exhibit is on display August 7 through October 23. Due to the earlier opening of the school year and the ongoing use of the gallery during the week by St. Charles East High School, the show will be available for public viewing on Saturdays and Sundays only, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A free public reception and awards ceremony is scheduled at the gallery on Sunday, September 12, from 2 to 4 p.m.


Vicinity features original works in all media created by artists who reside within 50 miles of St. Charles. The 58 works featured in the exhibit include eight selected for recognition and awards:


Awards of Excellence go to Tony Armendariz for “Modern Man,” David Bower for “Night Scene” and Peggy Dee for “Braided Figure with Spoonbills.”


Achieving Honorable Mention status are Carol Bayer for “Moonbeams,” Donna Beichel for “From the Ground Up,” Denise Bellezzo for “El Repollo Savoy” and Elizabeth B. Dzuricsko for “Caleb.”


The Norris Cultural Arts Center is located at 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles, on the Norris Campus which also includes St. Charles East High School, the Norris Recreation Center, the Norris Sports Center and Norris Stadium.


One of three Awards of Excellence went to Tony Armendariz for "Modern Man".


One of four awards of Honorable Mention went to Carol Bayer for "Moonbeams",


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