Geoffrey Mikol / River Bend Gallery
313 S. Main St.
GEOFFREY MIKOL is a professional artist that owns River Bend Gallery with his family, in historic Galena, Illinois. As a person born with Down syndrome, Geoffrey has found a special connection with photography as a means of expressing himself. His artwork is stunning and often technically difficult, catching elusive light that the eye sees but that cameras often miss. He has a talent for capturing moments in nature that still the soul and quiet your senses. Only 23 years old, Geoffrey has studied and practiced his photography now for nearly a decade, with spectacular results.
While in college, he started his business exhibiting at Chicagoland art shows. He has garnered numerous awards for his work; and has developed a following of collectors and enthusiasts. After graduating from Harper Community College, Geoffrey decided that he wanted a full-time career as an artist.
In the spring of 2016, RIVER BEND GALLERY was launched on Galena’s famous Main Street, housing his entire photography collection, all in one serene, friendly, inviting location. Just one year later, due to overwhelming support and interest, River Bend has opened a more spacious gallery, located at the very start of Main Street!