Art Gallery

Paintings, Sketches & Pastels: The Artwork of Joseph V. Lawlor

The family of Joseph V. Lawlor, mounts an exhibit of this former Oak Park artist. A reception will be held Tuesday,July 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Gallery.

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June Artists: John Cather, Frank Connolly, Robert Kwas & Gene Vitale

“Art Among Friends” features the work of long-time Oak Park artist Robert Kwas who died in June 2012, and his friends, John Cather, Frank Connolly and Gene Vitale. Over the past 40 years, these four artists met nearly every two weeks to lunch, paint or gallery hop together. A reception for the artists and Robert Kwas’ family will be on Saturday, June 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

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May Artist: Photographer Henry Berry

Beautiful black and white photographs by Henry Berry will be on display from May 2 to May 30 in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery. A reception for the artist will be Saturday, May 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular Library hours.

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April Artist: Andrea Green

Oak Park artist Andrea Green will exhibit “Nature in Black and White,” patterned after the Japanese art of sumi-e, painting with ink and brush on oriental paper. A reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, April 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Library Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.

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FACADES

Four local women artists have collaborated for the exhibit in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery this month they have titled "Facades." The artists are Maura Checconi Crubellati, Nancy Wisti Grayson, Marcia Palazzolo and Ann Primack. A reception for the artists will be Sunday, March 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Art Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.

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Artist Nancy Ortenberg: The Blues Highway from Mississippi to Chicago

Long-time Oak Park resident Nancy Rose Ortenberg will share photographs from her travels to Mississippi Delta where she started photographing blues musicians and their environments during the 1980's. Her exhibit, titled “The Blues Highway: From Mississippi to Chicago” will be in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery Feb. 1-27. A reception for Nancy Ortenberg will be held Sunday, Feb. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Library Gallery, 834 Lake Street. The reception is free and open to the public. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

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Closing Reception: Ruth Bovey

Join Oak Park Artist Ruth Bovey for an informal closing reception today.

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Gallery Artists: Oak Park Photography Club

See photographs from more than 20 local photographers of the Oak Park Photography Club in the Library Gallery through September. The Gallery is open seven days a week during regular Library hours.

The Oak Park Photography Club, founded in January 2004, welcomes photographers of all skill levels to their meetings in the Oak Park Public Library on the second and fourth Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Gallery Artists: Bobbi and Steven Meier

River Forest artists Bobbi and Steven Meier will have an exhibit titled "What We Said: What We Meant" in the Library Gallery throughout the month of August.

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Gallery Artists: Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes

Oak Park artists Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes present “Multiplicity,” a new exhibit based on the geometry and patterning they have found in the residential architecture of Oak Park. The exhibit will be shown in the Oak Park Public Library Gallery from July 2 through July 30. This is the first two-person collaborative project between Burtonwood and Holmes since 2008. A reception for the artists will be Sunday, July 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Gallery at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street. The exhibit is open during regular library hours. The Library is closed July 4.

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