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The Lake Villa District Library Gallery, a collection of original works created by artists living in Lake Villa Township, will be officially unveiled at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 14. All are invited to attend.

In an effort to improve the new library, which opened in August 2019, the library formed a committee to seek out and evaluate local artists interested in exhibiting their work permanently. Over 60 artists submitted samples; 20 artists were selected for in-person interviews before the final 9 were chosen.

The artists are:

• Karolyn Berkiel

•Jane Ellefson

• Michael Grimm

• David Hartwig

• Shaina Kriese

• Mia Kuntz

• Gisele Muzones

• Sadie Saller

• Dan Ziembo

The collection includes a variety of mediums — painting on canvas, digital art, pastels, still life, photography, and pen and ink with watercolor — and is located in the public areas of the building.

“We are thrilled to have such a wonderful collection,” said Board Chairman Doug Nieman, “and so proud of its connection to our region.”