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Debbie Venezia

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Debbie Venezia is the Director of Arts DuPage, a DuPage Foundation initiative. Contact her at debbie@dupagefoundation.org or visit www.artsdupage.org.

Art Talk – Art around of town

Two years ago, local artist Beata Nowak wanted to reignite her passion for painting when a Google search led her to the Naperville Art...

Art Talk – I believe… I believe… it’s silly, but I believe

Holiday lights shine bright throughout the city and remind us that this is the magical time of the year when miracles can happen. While...

Art Talk – From Wentz they flow forth

Darkness and Light, an apt description of the evolving pandemic Zeitgeist, was also the theme of the first concert held at North Central College’s...

Art Talk – Embrace the arts in DuPage County!

October is Arts DuPage Month (ADM), a unified celebration of arts and culture in DuPage County. The endeavor is an innovation of Arts DuPage,...

Art Talk – Riverwalk Fine Art Fair is back for its 36th year

Naperville Art League’s Riverwalk Fine Art Fair returns to an in-person event and is ready to wow art fair goers with a stunning two-day...

Art Talk – Are we there yet?

Month three of Restore Illinois' final phase finds us prepared to embark on unchartered territory as we emerge from the pandemic . . ....

Art Talk – The Arts & Science Unite: Using Creativity to Combat Vaccine Concerns

The British author Neil Gaiman once said, “Choose Art. It matters.” And who could disagree? As arts awareness continues to grow locally, residents are realizing...

Art Talk – Fair Weather

At the time this article was written, Illinois was in the Bridge Phase, allowing for increased capacity limits and repealed face covering regulations for...

Art Talk – Arts DuPage: Advocating for the arts in DuPage County

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Erick Dorris, the director of community organizing from Arts Alliance Illinois (AAI). He indicated that...

Art Talk – After Hours invites you to enter the world of animation

The After Hours Film Society recently launched a call-for-artists for its 19th annual student film festival. The competition, open to students of any age,...

Art Talk – Stepping up for the arts

In December, Arts DuPage, a DuPage Foundation initiative, secured $300,000 in funding through DuPage County’s Federal Corona Virus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES)...

Art Talk – Get your SEA legs

The 20th Annual Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference came to a close last February after a two-day immersive series of back-to-back and overlapping...

Art Talk – No further than your own backyard

On the night after Naperville Century Walk (NCW) dedicated "Ladder of Light," a sculpture commemorating local firemen who lost their lives in the line...

Art Talk – Forget it, Jake. It’s 2020

This year started like any other: families and friends gathered in celebration as they made resolutions, shared stories and watched football games. While some...

Art Talk – If you build it…

After a 40-year career in the graphic design business, Naperville artist Gary Brown had a plan. He wanted to find a place where he...

Art Talk – October is Arts DuPage Month!

Arts DuPage, an initiative of the DuPage Foundation, invites you to take part in the third annual Arts DuPage Month, October's county-wide celebration of...

Art Talk – An Interview with the Riverwalk Fine Art Fair Director

Naperville residents traditionally look forward to September as it brings a blow-out end-of-summer celebration followed by a top-rated art fair to the downtown area....

Art Talk – The Soul of an Artist

Technology has made it easy to stay in touch these days. People are accessible through countless platforms 24 hours a day, making the eloquence...

Art Talk – Should the present dictate the past or lead us to an...

"Naperville Loves a Parade," one of Naperville Century Walk's signature public art locations, came under fire recently when Downers Grove resident Tyler Marcus proclaimed...

Art Talk – It’s not too late to Anim8!

Summertime is usually a season of celebration for students everywhere but this year is going to be different. Activities and gatherings will be restricted,...

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