Date(s) - 09/13/2022 - 10/21/2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artspace 304 announces the opening of Enduring Passion for Art on Tuesday, September 13.
The exhibition features a collection of work made by members of The Art Colony at Carbondale
Unitarian Fellowship (CUF). A reception will be held from 5-7pm on Friday, September 16.
Founded in 2013 under the leadership of Joan Juul, The Art Colony is a peer-led community of
mostly self-taught, life-long students of art. Members of The Art Colony—currently ages 70-
93—meet every Thursday from 9am-1pm at CUF to make art and engage in lively artistic
While many local artists have participated in The Art Colony over the years, the group shares a
consistent philosophy and approach: create through a love for art. This collective passion for art
is a motivating force, encouraging members to pursue their own interests and individual art
“This exhibition celebrates how art inspires and builds community at all stages of life,” said Kari
Woolsey, Assistant Director of Artspace 304. “It’s never too late to get creative and try
Enduring Passion for Art features Helen Asraf, Laura Basanta, Judy Carter, Kaori Davis, Robert
De Filippis, R.T. Elliott, Denny Hays, Sherry Hohman, Joan Juul, Lois May Lembcke, DeSande
R, Ione Russell, MJ Smerken, and Nila Tanner.
The exhibition showcases a variety of work made by Art Colony members, including watercolor,
oil, acrylic, pastel, ceramics, collage, and fiber art. Many of the pieces explore themes close to
the heart, including scenes from memories, landscapes, and portraits of family members.
Enduring Passion for Art is on view at Artspace 304’s Main Gallery from September 13 to
October 21. Parking for the gallery and reception is available in the First Christian Church
parking lot, located on W Monroe St and S University Ave in Carbondale, IL.
Artspace 304 is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12-5 pm. For more information on
exhibitions and events, please visit artspace304.org.