Two Springfield High School (SHS) graduates are presenting a pop-up art show at the Springfield Art Association (SAA) in conjunction with their 50th high school reunion Sept. 23-24. Ann Kozeliski (Tallahassee, Florida) and Jeff Schewe (Chicago) are both award-winning artists. The exhibit is open Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (700 N. 4th St.) Meet the artists, along with SHS Class of 1972 graduates, 2-4 p.m. Saturday.
Kozeliski specializes in Sumi-e, Japanese ink painting. She paints in the "Mogu Fa" boneless style. Her passion is painting people, many of whom are homeless. Her paintings are ethereal; her mantra is "less is more." Schewe is a master at computer imaging. He approaches his photography with a painterly sensitivity. His highly realistic images include commercial work, portraits and large-scale panoramas.
Kozeliski and Schewe both aspired from a young age to be artists. Both took as many art classes as possible at SHS. Schewe was a regular at SAA Saturday art classes until he was a teenager. Kozeliski has exhibited in Florida, nationally and internationally, with a solo show in China in 2015. Schewe has been an award-winning advertising photographer in Chicago for over 30 years. He is one of the world's most renowned experts on Photoshop and digital imaging and was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.
See their work at www.schewephoto.com and Ink Brush ART.