Congratulations to all the authors whose work has been selected by artists for the Word of Art 2 exhibition and publication! The authors include Denise DeKing Stredde! Denise is a writer and artist who resides in Montgomery, Illinois, with Bruce, her husband of 30 years.  She is the mother of two grown children and the proud owner of four rescued pets.  Denise uses her personal experiences and journal entries as the inspiration for much of her work, both written and on canvas.

Her work, Adventure Tree of Alternate Me, was selected by artist Beverly Ashley Broyles. Beverly is a graduate of San Jose State University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  She majored in Art Education and received a B.A. and M.S. degrees.  She has illustrated children’s books is also a watercolor/acrylic artist and creates landscape, still-life and portrait paintings.

Authors are invited to read their selected works and the original art will be displayed at the Word of Art 2 Gallery Exhibition and Book Release Reception at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Gallery on Friday, September 4, 2015. The gallery opens at 5:00 with the program beginning at 6:00. The reception is free and open to the public.

Pre-ordered books will be available for pickup at the Word of Art 2 reception. Additional copies will be available for sale at the reception ($15 for In Print members, $20 for non-members).

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