Art Reception for Marcos Flores

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Artist Marcos Flores is an Oak Park resident who was born in Peru, traveled around the world with the Greek Merchant Marines, married a French woman and lived in France for 20 years. A self-taught artist, he was inspired by visiting the museums, public libraries and art shows in Paris.

The reception is free and open to the public.

Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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117 Years Teaching Art: OP-RF High School Faculty Artists

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 12:00am

See the work of the talented art faculty at Oak Park-River Forest High School in the exhibit titled “117 Years of Teaching Art” at the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery through Friday, Jan. 30. The faculty artists include Department Chair Melinda Novotny, with the other art teachers Sandy Campbell, Michelle Carrow, Mark Collins, Pennie Ebsen, and Tracy VanDuinen. A variety of media, painting and photography, and a variety of subjects are represented in the show.

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"A Family Affair: Art x 4"

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:00am

River Forest artists Judy and Bob Steed, along with daughters Bridget and Kathryn, will showcase the family's art talent in an exhibit titled "A Family Affair: Art X 4" in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery through Jan. 3, 2015. A reception for the Steed family artists will be Saturday, Dec. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. While Bob Steed concentrates on portraiture, his wife Judy Steed makes stained glass mosaics. Bridget Steed is a painter and Kathryn Steed is a photographer. The artwork will be available for purchase.

November Artist Lindsay Olson: "Manufactured River"

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 12:00am

Oak Park Artist Lindsay Olson interviewed scientists, engineers and operators at the world’s largest waste water treatment plant in Stickney, Illinois, to learn the real story about water in a dense urban area. Her art exhibit, "Manufactured River" is a celebration of this live-saving service most of us take for granted.

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September Exhibit: “Oak Parkers: A Portrait of a Village”

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

“Oak Parkers: A Portrait of a Village”exhibit by Eileen Molony will be on display at the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery from Sept. 2-29. “Oak Parkers” is a series of 52 images that capture who and what Oak Park is but could be Anywhere, USA, according to Molony, an Oak Park resident herself.

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Re-Discovering Reginald Mars

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:00am

Newly restored paintings by Oak Park artist Reginald Mars (1901-1973) featuring sports activities will be on display in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery in August. Originally installed in Ridgeland Common in 1968, these paintings depict sporting events within the community and were commissioned around 1962 when local architect Jack Barclay designed the building at Ridgeland Common. As time passed and the facilities were remodeled, the paintings were eventually put in storage.

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