November Artist: Jay Boersma

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 12:00am

Oak Park resident and tenured professor of art, design and photography, Jay Boersa, will exhibit recent photographs taken in Oak Park and around the world Nov. 2 - 29 at the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery, 834 Lake Street. You can meet photographer Jay Boersa at a reception on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Art Galley.

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BFFs: Best Friends Forever

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:00am

November's aMAZEing artist, Steve Fisher, will display portraits of library patrons' pets! This heartwarming display will be on exhibit through the end of the month.

To particpate: Submit your request with a digital image of you and your pet to petportraits@oppl.org. Steve will select 20 images to paint. All submissions must be received by Sunday, Sept 1.

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Maze Branch
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September Artist: Sarah Koten

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 12:00am

Sarah Koten, an accomplished artist who lived in Oak Park for 10 years, will exhibit recent paintings in an exhibit titled " Color and Light" at the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery Sept. 2 through 29. The exhibit is open seven days a week during regular Library hours.

A reception for Sarah Koten will be in the Art Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

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

Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 12:00am

“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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April Artist: Andrea Green

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 12:00am

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

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 12:00am

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

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 12:00am

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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