The January exhibit is "America the Beautiful," a watercolor series by Linda Kluber-Byrum. The watercolor is enhanced by interglazing gouache, watercolor, and in some cases, ink, for the darker areas on the canvas. Interglazing is a type of painting which coats and keys colors on top of the other colors. The gouache also is used for a bolder stroking effect, as in the waters of Taqueamoman Falls and Miner's Falls. The exhibit also includes some charcoal pastels.
Kluber-Byrum is a 1972 graduate of St. Charles High School and has a general degree in art. She currently teaches charcoals and pastels at the Art Attack in Sycamore, Illinois and works as a freelance artist.
A series of ornaments, created by Kluber-Byrum, feature crosses that hang in the hallway entrance to the Sycamore United Methodist Church. The church has used these unique ornaments as a fundraising project. One of the artist’s goals is to create artwork to be used in fundraising efforts.
Her newest honors for the year 2005 are inclusion in the 34th edition of Who's Who in the World, Strathmore's Who's Who of London, England, Outstanding Professionals of the American Registry, and the National Register of Who's Who.
To reach Kluber-Byrum, please call 815/748-3949.