Friends & Places

JOHN ELLSWORTH is a first-rate photographer with a mystical relationship with boats, water and nature. His eye for all things nautical is a sight to behold. See his art at

ELIZABETH YU ELLSWORTH: Her paintings on silk reflect her awe and passion for the beautiful flora and fauna above and below the horizon, and their ever changing forms as reflected by the seasons.

JOHN M. FINK: a graphic artist whose talents are only surpassed by his sense of humanity. Accomplished in a variety of software he creates exciting things in print and web design. See his portfolio at

Agostino Arts Face Painting and Body Art

Agostino Arts is the operating name for Agostino & Co. Performing Arts, a partnership under the direction of Christopher Agostino and Lorraine Zeller. We joined forces in the late ‘80’s when Lorraine was a movement theatre artist touring her one-woman show in schools and theatres and Christopher was a face painter and a performer in the NY clown-theatre scene. We fell in love and were married. We continued with our own successful careers and gradually began to combine our efforts to produce greater results. 

ROBERT CARTER is an accomplished illustrator and designer. He is a distinguished professor of art at Nassau Community College, The State University of New York, where he teaches drawing, painting and design. He is a sought-after lecturer and demonstrator in numerous public schools, universities and private art organizations.

Kate Kelly is active in the arts community both as a visual artist and poet and was recently recognized as a New York State Woman of Distinction 2005 by Senator John Flanagan. Her sensitivity to the mystery of nature is expressed in her water scenes and of faun and fauna. Kate uses digital technology, an Olympus digital camera, and the tools available on the computer program Photoshop. Images are downloaded, added to and altered; the finished piece might in fact be a montage using upwards of ten, twenty, thirty or more photos combined with drawings. The end result rarely bears resemblance to the original digital photograph(s).



Our commitment is to quality arts and crafts education, to keep alive old traditions, and to teach new techniques in a special Vermont setting, at a reasonable cost to the public.



Students may choose from A.S. degree programs in Art and in Photography, an A.A.S. degree in Commercial Art: Digital Technologies, an A.A. degree in Art Studies with an option of concentration in Art History, and Certificate programs in Photography and Desktop Publishing and Design.

Winn Rea combines the language of two-dimensional graphic marks and painted fields of color with found objects and stones.

Chicago Public Art Group unites communities and artists in creating high quality public art. We produce mosaics, murals, sculptures, seating installations, banners, and space designs. Our skilled, professional artists specialize in collaborating with community participants to make delightful, meaningful, permanent, and safe public artworks.

Barbara Karyo is a magnificent ceramic artist, her sculptures whose central theme is the human figure, are lyrical, filled with mystery and a longing. Of special note is the series on dance and dancers. For a rare treat, visit her website at


is committed to the development of the crafts movement, and seeks to promote the exchange of information and experiences that will benefit both artists and the community.


"Quality film photographs, cards and watercolor paintings. Greeting cards have a 4 x 6 photo on a 5.5 x 7.5 folded greeting card, and include an envelope. Cards open for your personal greeting or message. Photos are of Scenery and Flowers."

Jacinta Stewart

Jacinta is a gifted artist who writes and illustrates children’s picture books and creates wonderful commissioned paintings. These happy paintings are extravegant with color, marvelous patterns and bold images of animals and children on either canvas, or as wall murals.

 A must see. 

Rosanne Spiewak Ebner

Roseanne says this about her art . . “In a society where everything is becoming disposable, I find I am drawn to older structures and their weathered surfaces. Observing the resilience of a decaying structure trying to survive the elements and the beauty and depth in the layers that build up over time, I experience a sense of the history of that structure and how it evolved.”

National Clay and Pottery Sites

Art Resource Sites Internet Art Database

New York Foundation for the Arts - grants, etc



Millikin University’s Blue Connection Gallery

In the Madden Arts Center 

117 N. Water Street

Decatur, IL 62523


The "Art of Entrepreneurship" program (of which the Blue Connection Gallery is an integral part) has been developed to unite the strengths of two of Millikin's Professional Schools: the Tabor School of Business and the College of Fine Arts.