Current Exhibitions


Art in City Hall

Spring/Summer 2018

Come welcome Spring and celebrate the bridging of self-expression and political advocacy.

March 29th – September 10th, 2018

Opening Reception, April 9th, 2018 at 4:00

City Hall  1707 St. Johns Avenue Highland Park,  Il  60035

The Highland Park Cultural Arts  Commission and The Art Center Highland Park join together to present a dynamic exhibition of paintings, photographs and prints by Illinois residents.

Exhibiting Artists: Cheryl Steiger, Sandra Perlow, Susan Block, Elaine Friedman, Jan Keller Shultz, Linny Coale Freeman, Tobi Abrams, Winifred Godfrey, Caren Kaplan, Margoth Moreno, Jaclyn Reidy, Emma Kowalenko, Verna Todd, William King, Regina Siske, Denise Orlin, Kay Thomas, Heather Lowery, Jonathan Friedman, Winifred Godfrey (images)



Contemporary Native American Art &

Journey to America

March 2- April 6, 2018

Opening Reception: March 9, 6-8pm, 2018

Congratulations to Artists:

Keoni Carlson, James Connolly, Noelle Garcia, Mary Krebs Smyth, Gerry Lang, Inkpa Mani Lara-Ruiz, Laura Lein-Svencner, Lezlie Lenz, Nora Moore Lloyd, Jeane McGrail, Fran Nagy, Robert Nonnemacher, Julia Oehmke, Ayanna Proctor, Tony Stenger, Howard Tatar, Karen Taylor, Frances Vail, Anne Farley Gaines, Emma Kowalenko, Gabriela Leyva, Jamie Luoto, Olena Marshall, Linda Massey, Kelly Mathews, Margoth Moreno, Juan-Carlos Perez, O. Gustavo Plascencia, Anne Redlich, Timo Rissanen, Barbara Thomas, Jessica Szuchyt, Elizabeth van den Akker, Raelis Vasquez, Mariko Ventura

2 extraordinary exhibits juxtaposing Contemporary Native American Art and Journey to America. The exhibits hung side by side will voice to individual stories, to create a dialogue in the context of the native population, each personal history and heritage affecting the true American Story. We hope to shed light on the America where diversity, with the differences of each journey at the core, shape our view and vision of how we look at immigration in America.

Guest Juror: Kathleen Piccione relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2011 to fulfill a lifelong dream of emphasizing subjects that she is passionate about. Her close ties to native people and culture, as well as her own Chippewa ancestry has given her the desire to create meaningful pieces depicting the spiritual side of native people, southwest genre, and the animals and wildlife that are dearest to her heart. Kathleen’s work has won various awards and has been shown in galleries in Wisconsin, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Illinois and New Mexico and is also in various private collections. Her murals are shown throughout the U.S.

Guest Juror: Montserrat Alsina (b. Venezuela) is a multidisciplinary artist, teacher and cultural worker. She received a B.A. from Rhodes College in Art, Psychology and Education, and an M.F.A. in Performance Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is founder of Colibri Studio Gallery, co-founder of Nahui Ollin Danzas Ceremoniales and 18th St Pilsen Open Studios. She has taught in a number of Arts organizations in Chicago and, for the last eight years, at North Shore Country Day School. She has received a number of grants from the Illinois Arts Council as well as from NSCDS giving Alsina the opportunity to travel to different countries to do research and create. She has exhibited in the U.S.A., Mexico and Canada.


Desde tiempos inmemoriales la raza humana a trazado caminos en todas direcciones. De África partió hacia todos los puntos de la tierra y desde entonces sus pies no descansan, han cruzado montañas, desiertos, ríos, mares y tendido puentes de norte a sur, de este a oeste, por mar, por aire y por tierra y siempre buscando un mejor lugar para vivir y donde establecer sus semillas. El gran poeta Manuel Machado escribió, “Caminante no hay camino, se hace el camino al andar.”