Fine Artists of the midwest

All River Road Talent

All River Road Talent is a synergy of artists building a cultural and visitor awareness of artistic talent in the Galena region of NW IL. Artists meet regularly sharing knowledge of craft & business. Our monthly ARRT Art Drive offers visitors opportunity to encounter art from its inception to masterpiece at the artists' personal gallery.


Executive Committee


Henry Matthiessen III - Founder & Executive Director

Amy Laskye, Executive Director

Jennifer Arand, Director

Amy Laskye


Amy Laskye is a local artist focusing on design & photography in Stockton since 2005.  After moving to the region, following a career as a Quality & Project Manager, Amy opened a design studio named Ink & Paper Design.  She has had a passion for capturing moments through photography since childhood. With more than 30 years of experience behind the camera Amy has shifted her focus to portraiture.  As a member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America) she is constantly learning new techniques and learning from some of the best in the business.   Amy’s passion is to tell her clients’ story through her lens. You may find her work at www.AmyMayPhotography.com

Amy is member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America), an Executive Director of All River Road Talent & The Scenic Art Loop, organizes two major events in the region (Galena Bridal Fair and the NW IL Art & Jazz Fest), and active within her community.

Our Short Biography

Henry Matthiessen III is a local artist mastering photography as a medium since 1972.  Henry’s intent is to convey moments of drama, emotion, and beauty showing nature at her finest while demonstrating man’s insignificance among it.

Working out of Stoned Art Studio & Gallery located on a hilltop in rural Elizabeth Illinois offers a stunning gateway to Jo Daviess County, Illinois and The Mississippi Valley region offering fabulous lighting and composition allowing Henry to further master his skills. Henry has traveled extensively throughout the United States chasing light and searching out great compositions.

 Henry mentors Galena High School photography students. He also lectures and offers guided photography tours of the region helping others master craft of photography as an art medium.


Visiting his Stoned Art Studio & Gallery is a worthy experience.

Henry Matthiessen III