Current Exhibits

Joy Horwich Gallery +2 | Unseen Stories: An Exploration of the Unnoticed

November 17, 2016  – January 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19th | 6:30-8:30 pm


Allegory Landscapes

November 14, 2016  – January 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19th | 6:30-8:30 pm


“Art is inevitably a reflection of ones own reality…..that of the maker as well as the viewer. I am always seeking a path between the two in the direction of a distant dream.” Jonathan Plotkin

Jill Takiff Hirsh is a lifelong artist. Jill’s wonderful parents nurtured her interest when they enrolled her at age 8 in summer art camp at The Art Center – Highland Park, then called Suburban Fine Arts Center.  Jill’s love of art progressed and she earned a BS in Art at The University of Wisconsin. Next, she studied Art Therapy and earned an MA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Jill tried several careers before finding the one she likes the most-Chairman of the Board of First Bank of Highland Park. 
Creating art continues to be a source of joy. Jill often says, “Art is my meditation, my happy place,” to anyone  listening. Current works include watercolor painted whimsical characters and monotype prints. 
Jill’s awesome family teaches her through their kindness to always give to others. In the spirit of philanthropy, 50% of profits from sales of these art works will be donated to The Ark- Chicago, where Jill volunteers her time.
Action Items:  Buy my art work and enjoy it in your home. Help others. Take an art class.

The Artist Studio

November 14, 2016  – January 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19th | 6:30-8:30 pm


Fall 2016 Art in City Hall

September 26, 2016 – January 6, 2016
Public Reception: Monday, 
October 24, 2016
3:30pm – 5pm
Location: Highland Park City Hall

Thank you to all participating artists, we had an outstanding turnout with over 50 submissions! Please come celebrate these talented artists and their work in our historic City Hall.