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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Author Ina Pinkney and "TASTE MEMORIES: Recipes for LIfe and Breakfast"

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Ina Pinkney, author of "TASTE MEMORIES: Recipes for Life and Breakfast," and buy copies of her book. Ina was the chef/owner of The Dessert Kitchen Ltd. for 10 years and supplied private customers, restaurants, caterers and hotels with desserts.

She opened Ina's Kitchen in 1991, which quickly became Chicago's Premier Breakfast Restaurant and is now the Chef/Owner of INA'S, an American Food restaurant serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Chicago's trendy West Loop Market District.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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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Art Reception: Photographer Eileen Molony

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

“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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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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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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TRESPASS: An exhibit of photographs exploring urban decay

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 12:00am

Artist/photographers Kari Neuliep, Bryan Northup and Jerry Olejniczak will have an exhibit of photographs titled "TRESPASS: Exploring Urban Decay" in the Library Gallery in July. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

A reception for the artists will be Sunday, July 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Library Gallery.

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June Artist Jennifer McNulty: "People, Places and History"

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 12:00am

Oak Park Artist Jennifer McNulty's exhibit titled "Coming Together" consists of nineteen 3D Photo Mosaics. These works combine the graphic elements of photography with the sculptural qualities of tiled mosaics. A mixed media artist, McNulty’s recent works were inspired from her love of genealogy paired with pop culture and history.

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May Artist: Robert K. Elder: "Rockers, Writers & Filmmakers"

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:00am

Before Robert K. Elder became an author and editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, he cut his teeth as arts photographer in the 1990s. Slinging a Pentax K1000 camera with a broken light meter, Elder found himself photographing artists such as U2, Pearl Jam, Beck, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Marilyn Manson, Rage Against the Machine and Sarah McLachlan. The young photographer's odyssey led him to take portraits of writers such as Neil Gaiman, Ken Kesey, Studs Terkel and filmmaker Oliver Stone, who had just published his first novel.

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The Oak Park Photorama Series: Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 12:00am

Oak Park photographer Mary Vostal has created a photographic walk down the streets of this architecturally rich area of Oak Park. Homes are documented with historical information when available. All photos were taken in the winter/spring of 2012 and each block shows the homes morphed together presenting one view of the entire block. A reception for Mary Vostal will be Thursday, April 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

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Reception and Program: Artist Lindsay Olson with "Manufactured River"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Oak Park Artist Lindsay Olson who 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.

The exhibit continues in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery through Nov. 29. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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