Past Exhibits

Voices & Visions V: Standing on the Bridge Between Health & Disease

September 9 – October 7, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9th | 6:30-8:30pm  
The Art Center – Highland Park is pleased to present the fifth Voices & Visions exhibit. Curated by Caren Helene Rudman, this exhibit features art that expresses how cancer can be a metaphor for so many areas of our lives, from facing one’s mortality to survival and strength. Artwork will reflect how art helps us find meaning in life’s struggles and revealing how art has the ability to empower and heal.


The Crossing Exhibition

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September 9 – October 7, 2016
Opening Reception:
Friday, September 9th | 6:30-8:30pm  

The Crossing represents art at the crossroads of cultures, spiritual revelation, life, and death.  Two contemporary urban artists seeking nature; idiosyncratic yet aspiring to transcendence; speaking American with echoes of ancient languages.  This exhibit contains the work of Luis De La Torre and Judith Joseph.  Luis De La Torre’s work is filled with mystery and reverence.  He is strongly rooted in Mexican culture while grounded in life in Chicago.  Judith Joseph’s work is permeated with Jewish folklore.  She uses the style of medieval icons and manuscripts to spin tales inspired by family migration and spiritual wonderment.


The Theater of Life Exhibition: Time, Movement and the Figure

August 5 – September 6
Public Reception: Friday, August 5 | 6:30-9 pm
Performance at 7:00 pm
The Theater of Life Exhibition combines the surreal with colorful impressionism and the human form. The works in this exhibit make the viewer conscious of what moves us and what makes up our reality through an interactive exhibit that allows the viewer to feel a more complete partnership with the art. The exhibiting artists are Piotr Antonow, Laddie Odom, Cheryl Steiger and Voytek.


The Landscapes of Life

August 5 – September 6
Public Reception: Friday, August 5 | 6:30-9 pm
The Landscapes of Life Exhibition features artists distinctive visions in landscape. Exhibiting artists include Adrienne Aaronson, Ina Beierle, John Beierle, Voytek, Lauren Peterson, and Nina Weiss.

 

 


Visions of Highland Park Past & Present

Summer-2016_Historical-Society-Art-Opening-City-Hall-Invite-Final-5-24-2016Summer Art in City Hall Exhibition
June 13 – August 182016
Public Reception: Monday, June 27 | 3:30-5:00 pm
An exhibition of photo images and paintings that depict visions of Highland Park Past and Present. Photographs and paintings of Highland Park from the 19th and 20th Century will be exhibited from The Highland Park Historical Society archives, as well as artwork from present day artist visions of Highland Park. Art in City Hall is a wonderful outreach opportunity for local artists to exhibit their work, as well as gives an opportunity for all in the community to peruse and enjoy ongoing free and open to the public art exhibits at Highland Park’s historical City Hall. This exhibition is a collaboration between The Highland Park Historical Society, The Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission and The Art Center – Highland Park.


Time + Place: Ragdale’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition

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Public Reception: Sunday, July 17 | 3:00-5:00 pm
TAC is partnering with The Ragdale Foundation for the celebration of their 40th anniversary. TAC will be presenting a short series from some of the local Ragdale alumni in an exhibition titled Time + Place. The exhibition will explore the recent work of artists who have experienced a Ragdale residency.


The Art of Expression

May 5 – June 27, 2016
Public Reception: Thursday, May 19 | 6:30-9 pm
The lively works in this exhibit depict massive fields of color, shape, texture and spirit. One can feel a sense of renewal, the surge of new life and the feeling of optimism that Spring brings. The exhibition brings together the works of Vidvuds Zviedris, Michael Hedges, Darrell Roberts, Art Brenner, Melville Price, Ezio Martinelli, Lisa Nankivil and Kyle Surges. All artists in this exhibition are represented by McCormick Gallery, Chicago.


Chicago Anew

May 5 – June 27, 2016
Public Reception: Thursday, May 19 | 6:30-9 pm

Joy Horwich Galley +2 is proud to present three outstanding Chicago artists, each working uniquely within their medium including Robert Appel – painting on canvas, Carl Kock – mixed media drawing, and Allison Svoboda – ink on paper. All artists in this exhibition are represented by Joy Horwich Gallery +2.

 


Student Gallery: Figure Drawing & Painting Exhibition

May 19 – June 27, 2016
Public Reception: Thursday, May 19 | 6:30-9 pm
Come view the impressive show of Joan Holleb’s Figurative Drawing and Painting students work. These pieces focus on the complex subject of the human figure and dramatic color.


Words, Numbers & Symbols

Last of the Lockers by Katsy Johnson

March 4, 2016 – April 5, 2016
The Art Center – Highland Park | 1957 Sheridan Road
Words, Numbers & Symbols is an exploration of letterforms in fine art. Letterforms are defined as the unique shapes of any character of an alphabet from the standpoint of design or development. Typography surrounds us in our daily lives, yet we rarely see shapes…we just read words. Presenting Contemporary artists: Tim Yankosky, Jordan Scott, Audry Cramblit, Katsy Johnson and Carrie Ann Bronkowski.


Life at the Water’s Edge

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On view March 4 – April 5, 2016

March 4, 2016 – April 5, 2016
The Art Center – Highland Park | 1957 Sheridan Road
The work of artists Meg Siegler Callahan, Jacqueline Kott-Wolle, and Beth McElwain McKenna. The artists, who met in painting classes at TAC, have collaborated to produce work that is distinctive, yet connected for this exhibit. As students they were a part of a multi-generational group of painters who influenced and critiqued each other’s painting styles through an open exchange of ideas and trust. Their process is quite organic with the end result being work that is different, yet linked when presenting life’s treasured moments at the Water’s Edge.


Igor & Marina and Beth Kahmi

On view November 6, 2015 – January 2, 2016

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The Art Center – Highland Park | 1957 Sheridan Road
Conceptual adornment is the constant in the works of collaborative painters Igor and Marina, and sculptor Beth Kamhi. The exhibition explores supple elegance with a masterful blend of modern and traditional—representational and the abstract. Each work of art presents a layering of materials and style, with an outcome of formal elegance.


Carl Holzman

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On view November 6, 2015 – January 2, 2016

November 6, 2015 – January 2, 2016
The Art Center – Highland Park | 1957 Sheridan Road
The distressed textures and dramatic lighting of vintage objects are the focus of Carl Holzman’s stunningly pristine still life paintings, on exhibit in TAC’s Lecture Gallery. The variety of pattern and textural surfaces offer an awe-inspiring experience—suggesting whispered dialog amid the suspended calm.


ArrivaDolce

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ArrivaDolce | 1707 St Johns Ave., Highland Park, IL
The distressed textures and dramatic lighting of vintage objects are the focus of Carl Holzman’s stunningly pristine still life paintings, on exhibit in TAC’s Lecture Gallery. The variety of pattern and textural surfaces offer an awe-inspiring experience—suggesting whispered dialog amid the suspended calm.


Fall Art in City Hall

October 19 – December 17, 2015
Public Reception: Monday, October 26 at 4pm
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Thank you to all the participants, we had an outstanding turnout with nearly 70 entries! The Art Center – Highland Park (TAC) and the Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission have decided to extend an invitation to all entrants, and would like every artist who put forth the creative effort to display their artwork in the 2015 Art is Alive show.