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The cartoon-collage by Charley Krebs is about Sox players who resided in the western suburbs. (Photo provided)

Charley Krebs, the former Suburban Life newspapers' award-winning cartoonist, will be featured in a team show about baseball as art, coming to Harrisonworks Gallery, Oak Park. The exhibit launches with an opening party from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 19, and runs until mid-September.

The show features paintings, drawings and assemblages by Elizabeth Gaylord, illustrations by Krebs, drawings by Mark Hadhazy, and paintings by Gayle Fisher, Sandra Ragan and Steve Smith.

Among Krebs' illustrations to be displayed are Suburban Life newspaper cartoons about the 2005 World Series White Sox, Little League parents, and a cartoon-collage about Sox players who resided in the western suburbs.

Krebs, a Riverside resident and formerly of Cicero,  was the Life's political cartoonist from 1979 until 2007, garnering 18 state and national awards for his artwork.  The Riverside Arts Center presented a career retrospective of his work in 2008.  Krebs' also is a featured artist at the Geneva Arts Center's "Start with a Sketch" exhibit running through November in the Fox Valley.

Harrisonworks Gallery is in the Oak Park Arts District at 17 Harrison St. More information is available at 708-308-4602 and

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For video on the Geneva exhibit, visit; for the 2008 RAC show,, and for baseball cartoons,