Alexis Kanarek

A fascination and love of every aspect of the creative process had led Alexis back to The Art Center -Highland Park. A native of the North Shore, her first drawing class at age eight was at The Art Center’s first home in Highland Park known as the “The Ice House”!  Alexis was formally trained as a Graphic Designer with a BFA from Northern Illinois University.  She worked for Michigan Avenue firms as a Designer specializing in package design, museum exhibits, annual reports and corporate identity.   Primarily a fiber artist, she has displayed her work in juried art shows in the area and has been represented by many of the finer craft galleries.  Alexis has devoted herself to learning about many forms of artistic expression.  Areas of exploration and expertise include beading, enameling, wire work, photography and computer imaging, fiber, pottery, felting and currently glass casting.