Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

Partner Address: 

2600 Richview Road, P.O. Box 923

City, State, Zip: 

Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Partner Phone: 

(618) 242-1236

Partner Contact: 

Rusty Freeman, Director of Visual Arts

Moon House

Image of stoneware, Moon House, by Marejon Sue Shrode, 1957.
Moon House, created in 1957, clearly reveals Shrode’s full grasp of the fine art versus craft debate. Here, Shrode shapes the vessel form into fine art, showing the influences of Abstract Expressionism and Asian pottery techniques, while constructing innovative flowing relationships of positive form and negative space.


Image of sculpture, Kimball, by John Kearney, 1994.
A monumental sculpture, this majestic horse commemorates the spirit of the people of the midwest. Named after the donors’ favorite horse, Kimball, the draft horse is a symbol of the strength and courage of the early settlers of Illinois and all who continue to work the land.

Lake Winter, Catskills

Image of painting, Lake Winter, Catskills, by Ivan F. Summers, 1925
Mt. Vernon, Illinois, native Ivan Summers established himself in the early 20th century as one of the accomplished practitioners of American Impressionism with colorful landscapes of his adopted home of upstate New York. He graduated from the St. Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts where he was an award-winning artist.


Image of metal sculpture, Icarus, by L. Brent Kington, 1981
Southern Illinois’ most well-known blacksmith-artist-teacher, Brent Kington (1934-2013), created unconventional works of art from blacksmithing for over 45 years while teaching at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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