Art Reception for Michael Bracey: "Africans Within the Americas"

Art Reception for Michael Bracey: "Africans Within the Americas"

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

Meet
photographer/author Michael Bracey and see photographs from his book,
"Africans within the Americas: An Enlightening Visual Voyage." Scholars estimate
that between 15 and 20 million Africans were shipped to the Western Hemisphere
as slaves between the 14th and 15th centuries. The majority were sent to the
Caribbean and South America to work the mineral mines, chop cotton, pick
tobacco, and above all, cut sugarcane. Until recently, neither Africans

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Art Reception: Tye Johnson

Art Reception: Tye Johnson

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

Tye Johnson is an educator in the Bright Red Apple Award winning Oak Park Public School district and a critically acclaimed artist with a studio in the world renowned Zhou B Art Center. She received a bachelors in studio art/graphic design from Michigan State University and worked as a graphic designer/marketing specialist at the educational media company United Learning. She was instrumental in the start-up of their video streaming brand, now owned by Discovery Education.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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NEA Big Read Art Exhibit: "Crossing Borders"

NEA Big Read Art Exhibit: "Crossing Borders"

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

See art inspired by stories and themes of immigration from local artists. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.

This art exhibit is part of the NEA Big Read. This fall, five communities are working together -- through the Oak Park Public Library, Berwyn Public Library, Forest Park Public Library, Maywood Public Library, River Forest Public Library, and Dominican University -- to explore the immigration-related themes in Luis Alberto Urrea's novel "Into the Beautiful North." Learn more at oppl.org/bigread.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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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
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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
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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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Oak Park Photography Club Reception

Oak Park Photography Club Reception

Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Artist Reception: Marcos Flores

Artist Reception: 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 museums, public libraries, and art shows in Paris.

The reception is free and open to the public.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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