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'Solitary Places' by Carol Bingham to be on exhibit at The Art Box in October

"Solitary Places: Road to Mimbres" by Sycamore artist Carol Bingham
"Solitary Places: Road to Mimbres" by Sycamore artist Carol Bingham

DeKALB – A solo exhibition of paintings by Carol Bingham, “Solitary Places,” will be on display Oct. 4 to Oct. 31 at The Art Box. The gallery will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily but is closed Sundays and Wednesdays.

An opening for “Solitary Places” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at The Art Box. Social distancing will be enforced, and masks are required upon entering the gallery and during sidewalk mingling.

Bingham’s paintings also may be viewed online on The Art Box’s website.

Bingham’s series of solitary places is described as “illustrating solitude as a physical experience as being alone within the grandeur of an eastern vista, driving down a mysterious western road and experiencing the vastness of her homeland.” Solitude also is illustrated with solitary figures within an urban environment in moments of isolation.

Bingham, a resident of Sycamore, has been involved in the fine arts since she was young, growing up in a small town in central Illinois. She worked 43 years in a radiology department and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration at Northern Illinois University in 1999.

Bingham joined the Kishwaukee Valley Art League, became a DeKalb Gallery artist and joined a drawing group that met once a week to draw the human figure. In 2018, she received an Award of Excellence in Mount Morris. In 2019, she received an honorable mention at the Freeport Art Museum, an Award of Excellence at Norris Cultural Center in St. Charles and Best of Show at The Next Picture Show in Dixon.

For information about The Art Box or Carol Bingham’s exhibition “Solitary Places,” call 815-758-0313 or email dan@dekalbgallery.com.

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