Artist Reception: Matthew Collins

Artist Reception: Matthew Collins

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Matthew James Collins, an Oak Park native who has lived in Italy, at a reception in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Matthew's exhibit titled A Dream Incarnate: Italian Landscapes and Portraits will be on display in the art gallery through July 30.  The reception is free and open to the public.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Artist Reception: Lindsay Olson & "Art and the Elegant Universe"

Artist Reception: Lindsay Olson & "Art and the Elegant Universe"

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Lindsay Olson and see her Art and the Elegant Universe exhibit. Lindsay's artistic practice grows out of an intense curiosity about the ways our society is supported by science and technology.

As Fermilab's first artist-in-residence, she worked with scientists, members of the operations crew, and numerous staff throughout the lab to learn the basics of high energy physics. She was inspired to create a body of work that reflects the beauty of the research and the dedication of the women and men here at Fermilab and around the world.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Artist Reception: Christine Baumbach

Artist Reception: Christine Baumbach

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Meet Oak Park artist Christine Baumbach and see her lovely paintings of western state vistas, seascapes, flowers, people and much more. A life-long artist Christine has been a muralist, interior decorator, painter and entrepreneur. Prior to her early years in corporate business, she joined the Peace Corps and ran an art workshop for disabled adults.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Gallery
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Art Reception: Tye Johnson

Art Reception: Tye Johnson

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Tye Johnson, a fifth grade teacher at William Beye Elementary School in the Oak Park Elementary School District 97, is a critically acclaimed artist with a studio in the world renowned Zhou B Art Center.  Johnson received her bachelor's degree in studio art/graphic design from Michigan State University and worked as a graphic designer/marketing specialist at the educational media company United Learning.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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More Than a Month: Art Reception for Michael Bracey: "Caras Lindas de Colombia: Africans Within the Americas""

More Than a Month: Art Reception for Michael Bracey: "Caras Lindas de Colombia: Africans Within the Americas""

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Meet photographer/author Michael Bracey and see photographs of his exploration of South America's Afro-Colombian population.  This portfolio is the latest addition to his on-going project documenting African descendents within North, Central and South America.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Artist Claire Reynes:

Artist Claire Reynes:

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Oak Park artist Claire Reynes will
have an exhibit of her work titled "A Somatic Echo" on display through December
in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery. A reception for the artist will be
Sunday, Dec. 4, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the
public. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Gallery
Event Type: 
Artist Kay Smith: Hemingway in Watercolor

Artist Kay Smith: Hemingway in Watercolor

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

View historical painter Kay Smith's collection of Ernest Hemingway-related paintings in the Art Gallery through July 29. The exhibit, titled "Hemingway in Water Color -- from his own words" can be seen daily during regular library hours. A reception for Kay Smith will be Saturday, July 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.  The artist will speak about her work at 3 p.m.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Gallery
Event Type: 
Artist Kay Smith: Hemingway in Watercolor

Artist Kay Smith: Hemingway in Watercolor

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

View historical painter Kay Smith's collection of Ernest Hemingway-related paintings in the Art Gallery through July 29. The exhibit, titled "Hemingway in Water Color -- from his own words" can be seen daily during regular library hours. A reception for Kay Smith will be Saturday, July 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.  The artist will speak about her work at 3 p.m.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Gallery
Event Type: 
Artist Nick Bridge: "Guatemalan Sojourn"

Artist Nick Bridge: "Guatemalan Sojourn"

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Oak Park artist Nick Bridge and see his exhibit, Guatemalan Sojourn. The exhibit will continue in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery through Wednesday, June 29.

A common concern throughout Nick Bridge's work has been light, regardless of media or genre. "My desire to paint has manifested itself in exploration of the textures and juxtapositions of the urban landscape, remnants of our native prairie, the imagery of popular culture, still life and the human figure," notes Bridge.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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