Meet Oak Park artist Alex Valazquez 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.
Members of the Oak Park Photography Club exhibit new photographs. Meet the photographers and enjoy refreshments. The Oak Park Photography Club meets at 7 p.m. 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.
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.
Meet Migdalia Quintana and see large, colorful paintings in her exhibit, "Supranatural: Inspirational figurative art where heaven and earth became one." The reception is free and open to the public.
See the exhibit titled "Antiques and Collectibles: Photographs Made at the Sandwich Antiques Market" by Oak Park photographer Jon Fjortoft. The reception is free and open to the public.
Join Oak Park artists E.J. and Janet Talbot to see their exhibit "Talbot & Talbot: New Paintings" on Sunday, Sept. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
E.J. Talbot was born in Canada and lived in lots of places: 39 residences in 64 years. His art is inspired by '50s and '60s 'men's magazine' cover art, comic books, Modernist painters from the 1930s, and sci-fi paperback art. He is a member of the Oak Park Art League who has exhibited locally and has paintings in private collections.
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.
Oak Park Artist Lindsay Olson interviewed scientists, engineers and operators at the worlds 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.
Oak Parkers: A Portrait of a Villageexhibit 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.