Please join us for the opening night on Friday May 9th from 5pm-8pm for "The Sideshow", an amazingly fun and creative look into the mind of an artist and what her life may look like if she took her friends and family and ran away to the circus. Be sure to stop by to check out the great art AND meet the artist, Jacqueline Klene, in person!

From the Artist:

"The Sideshow is an exploration into the mind of an escapist. Everybody at one point in their lives jokes about running away to join the circus. As one chapter of life ends and a new one begins, the uncertainty of that is terrifying. Because of that, I created this series in which I depicted my friends, family and myself as circus freaks with special talents. I have created a world in which we live and thrive. I have always loved X-men and superpowers and I have always found it strange when those little differences aren't celebrated. The Sideshow embraces all the unique quirks of my friends and brings them into the spotlight."

Refreshments will be served!


  • Occurred Friday, May 9th, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Sole Survivor Art Gallery

125 East Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220


Annie Rye