Type of Art
Visual art, watercolor paintings
Commissioned work and exhibits
Type of Artist
Professional theatre programming; rrental space available.
221 North Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Clockwise Theatre, a professional not-for-profit 501c3 theatre, is committed to promoting a theatrical experience which reaches all members of the community, creating opportunities for local and area artists to hone their craft, and providing young people appropriate entertainment, work experience, leadership development and mentoring. Producing plays with an emphasis on Midwestern, women, and multi-cultural playwrights, Clockwise offers welcoming canvas on which to work, mobilizing the energy of the young, wisdom of the old, vision of the artist, and the rich cultures woven throughout Waukegan and the Midwest. Vigorous attention is paid to reaching out to the non-traditional theatre-goer, including bilingual marketing materials, low ticket prices, innovative and multi-cultural programming.
Our theatre is our home and family. We’re building a place of
acceptance by welcoming artists and audiences to share their stories,
to explore our inner and outer selves and culture. Our only goal is
to grow our family one member at a time and produce the finest theatre
we possibly can. Three brothers is devoted to three concepts: brash,
brave, and bare. Brash artists, brave words, and bare performance.
Type of Art
Visual art, painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, murals
Commissioned work and exhibits, teaches classes and workshops, and conducts demonstrations
Leroy “Skip” Wiese M.P.S.
2701 Sallmon Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60087
*Signature membership, “M.P.S.”, is awarded to an artist for being accepted in three years of juried competition.
Art Institute of Chicago
College of Lake County
Skip was an illustrator for H&R Studio, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois until 1980. He taught painting at the College of Lake County; David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, Illinois; and Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Currently, Skip teaches at the Gorton Community Center for the Deer Path Art League, Lake Forest, Illinois. Skip also conducts workshops in pastels, watercolors, and Monotype printing. He attained signature membership to the Midwest Pastel Society in 1991.
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
Transparent Watercolor Society of America
Lake County Art League, Waukegan, Illinois
North Shore Art League, Winnetka, Illinois
Deer Path Art League, Lake Forest, Illinois
Suburban Fine Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois
Senior Art Network, Chicago, Illinois
Artist on the Bluff, Lake Bluff, Illinois
Waukegan Arts Council, Waukegan, Illinois
Listed in Marquis “Who’s Who in the World” Millennium Edition, Library of Congress, Reg. #74252
9 Best of Show
8 Awards of Excellence
5 Purchase Awards
3 Special Awards
9 Merit Awards
8 First Place Awards
8 Second Place Awards
7 Honorable Mentions
2 Popular Portrait Awards
1 Senator’s Award
1 Mayor’s Award
Lake County Cable Television – Studio Interview and Monotype Demonstration
Highland Park Cable Television – Art Interview (1997) and Monotype Discussion (1999)
Published; 1 month calendar art for Kemper Center, Kenosha, Wisconsin (2003)
Deerpath Gallery, Lake Forest, Illinois
Gallery Ltd., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Anderson Art Center Sales and Rental Gallery, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Art Cetera, Grayslake, Illinois
Curtis Gallery, Libertyville, Illinois
Dandelion Gallery, Waukegan, Illinois
Kemper National Insurance Corp., Long Grove, Illinois
Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois
CLC Permanent Collection, Grayslake, Illiniois
City of Waukegan, Waukegan, Illinois
Lake County Housing Authority, Lake County, Illinois
Morton Manufacturing, Libertyville, Illinois
…and many other corporate and private collections
Robert Pioch was born in Wheeling, Illinois, and graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a BFA in drawing. He then went on to study watercolor and plein air painting under David Dallison and Thomas Trausch.
Robert’s work captures the appearance and feel of life, while his passionate focus allows him to express through paint the affinity he has with the things he cares about.
Currently, he has found success in painting house portraits in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. As the art culture in Waukegan is booming, Robert is happy to be part of the Waukegan Arts Council, as well as been given the opportunity to contribute to the Genesee Theatre mural. His work can be seen on display at the Dandelion Gallery in downtown Waukegan.