URBANA — The Art Coop Gallery in Lincoln Square Village will present the group exhibition "brilliance: 4 painters and 1 photographer," with the opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
The exhibition, featuring works by Jess Beyler, Cindy Carlson, Kim Kissinger Marino, Brian Sullivan and Jeff Evans, will remain on view through Dec. 1. It will feature abstract paintings by Beyler, watercolors by Carlson, mixed-media paintings by Marino, oil paintings by Sullivan and photographs by Evans.
The artists met last year at an intensive three-day professional development workshop in Champaign hosted by Creative Capital, a New York nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial and advisory support to artists.
They were among 24 artists selected from hundreds of Illinois artists to attend the workshop. The five now meet monthly to advise and encourage each other.