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Two Ogle County artists, Jane Cress Edgar of Grand Detour and Tom Linden of Rockford, will mount an exhibit of some of their Fields Project paintings May 16-June 13 in Rockfords Unitarian Universalist Church, 4848 Turner St.
The Fields Project is a major nine-day art event that draws artists from all over the United States and beyond. Some artists will work with local farm volunteers to cut in local fields their art designs, which can be viewed from small planes. Some will be vying for the Art Legacy Sculpture Award, and others will paint and photograph farm features and scenes all over Ogle County. All the visiting artists reside with local farm families and get some firsthand acquaintance with contemporary farm life.
Cress Edgar and Linden have been resident (visiting) artists in the programCress Edgar in 2001, Linden in 2006. Since then, Cress Edgar has continued to paint with the visiting plain-air painters, for whom she lines up farm sites, which welcome the artists. Linden will exhibit watercolors he created during his art experience last year, and Cress Edgar will show some of the oils she has created during her past six years with the program.
The church is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day to view this exhibit in the church narthex and adjoining meeting room.
from the May 2-8, 2007, issue