View artist Kay Smith's collection of Ernest Hemingway-related paintings in the Art Gallery through July 29. Smith's travels to Cuba in 2000 with The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park inspired this collection of paintings of Cuban scenes familiar to Hemingway.
This is no ordinary wedding celebration. It's funky. It's dark. It's humorous. A bit like real life.
View paintings by Oak Park artist Janice Elkins in her exhibit, The Wedding Celebration, on display through May 30.
Meet Oak Park artist Paul Neumann at a reception for his solo exhibit, MADE MANIFEST. The exhibit will be on display in the Main Library Art Gallery through August 30.
Neumann examines the illusions of history through collage and spatial investigation. He is interested in abstracted historical narratives. His first solo exhibition is about the interplay of things, people, and places. Where do protagonists go when they feel lost? How do objects gain meaning? MADE MANIFEST is an exhibition of visual questions.
Come explore Guatemala with artist Nick Bridge. In conjunction with his June art exhibit, Guatemalan Sojourn, Bridge will share his artwork, photographs, and observations about Guatemala.
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.
Members of the Oak Park Photography Club exhibit new photographs. Meet the photographers and enjoy refreshments.
The Oak Park Photography Club meets at 7 pm on the second and fourth Monday evenings of each month. All skill levels are welcome. Call Debby Preiser at 708.697.6915 for more information.
Meet Oak Park artist Alex Velazquez Brightbill and see her exhibit, In the Land of Barbie Dolls and Blonde Beauty Queens. A Mexican artist who immigrated to Chicago at age 10, she creates artwork that embodies the hybridity of growing up with two cultural experiences.
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 museums, public libraries, and art shows in Paris.
The reception is free and open to the public.
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.
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.