Current Exhibitions & Up Next

Exhibition Dates: April 26-June 8, 2019

Artist Reception: May 17, 5:30-7:30pm

Main Gallery: Streaming Reflections

TACHP is proud to exhibit Bert Leveille’s “Streaming Reflections” in the Main Gallery. A contemporary Chicago area artist with a Harvard, Starline studio, she creates art and art installations exploring consciousness. Collaborations include Shawn Coyle who, inspired by Leveille’s imaginative large scale art and 15 foot tunnel, choreographed the dance “Tunnel”. A collaboration with Angela Swan and Cellmod on Sept 11, 2015 evolved into a moving tribute to 911. Leveille’s mediums include video, animation, LED colored changing lighting, materials and canvas, and acrylic paint. Each installation offers a unique experience for the artist and the art viewer. bertleveille.com

 

Guest Juror: Bert Leveille (image above)

enLIGHTen

In the dictionary, enlighten is defined as “to give intellectual or spiritual light to; instruct; impart knowledge to.” The Art Center Highland Park (TAC)  exhibits art that reflects the many values of LIGHT both literally and spiritually. 

 

Congratulations artists: Joanna Aslanian, Jody Berns, Erin Bliss, Curtis Bozif, Wind Flow Photography (Candace Wark, Shirley Nannini), Laura Cerf-Dahl, Michael DeLuca, Richard Forsland, Jonathan Friedman, Lauren Geenen, Patricia RAIN Gianneschi, Susan Holtz, Alexis Kanarek, Jennifer Keyser, Deanna Krueger, Jenny Learner, Cynthia Lee, Jeffrey McMahon, Beth Peterson, Thomas Pickarski, Sarah Shotola, Jessica Smit Mattingly, Carrie Stapleton, Laura Stoecker, David Thomas, Mindy Tiberi, Mark Weidling, Ja Min Yie

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Exhibition Dates: June 14-August 3, 2019

Opening Reception: June 14, 5:30-7:30pm

Undercurrents: Works by Michelle Stone & Susan Smith Trees

    

Inside/Outside

The Art Center Highland Park (TACHP) exhibits work that breaks down the boundaries of inside and outside. As space can be defined by a physical separation, without or beyond an enclosure, artists here redefine the confines of what constitutes inside and outside. A physical wall, a border, or skin are forms that outline and delineate between inside and outside, acting as protection. Our skin protects us from germs, our homes protect us from weather.  However, when we think metaphysically or spiritually, how do we describe those separations? In this compilation of artists, juried by Michelle Stone & Susan Smith Trees, the work represents the ability to break down barriers, revealing what is both inside and outside, blurring the delineations between them. Guest jurors: Susan Smith Trees and Michelle Stone (images above) 

Congratulations to artists:

Jeff Baenen, Heather Brammeier, Susan Chertkow, Eva Marie Fitzsimmons, Jeanne Garrett, Lauren Geenen, Lisa Holzl, Suzanne Horwitz, Judith Joseph, Alexis Kanarek, Jill Kolker, Mary Krebs Smyth, Mara Krumins, Jacqueline Moses (image), Scott A. Mossman, Daniel Oliver, Raul Ortiz, Emily Papale, Lewis Rice, Lilach Schrag, Anne Smith Stephan, Jane Stevens, Kevin Swallow, Mark Charles Weidling

Susan Smith Trees is a sculptor who has exhibited throughout the United States for the past 25 years.  She has created installations, wall reliefs and floor works in addition to pen and ink drawings. Her pieces are melted and stained with pigment, wrapped over rocks, marred with crevices and punctures and rolled and kneaded into limbs and organic figurations.  Her career has involved working in multiple materials including thermoplastic, polyurethene, cast bronze and resin. Manipulation of materials are her touchstone to experimentation and the unknown. Trees has won numerous awards including the Artists Program Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and commissions from the Open Lands Association of Lake Forest, IL.  She has been represented by Gallery H in Three Oaks, Michigan and her works have appeared in “Calculated Leap” by Teresa Devine, “Sculpture Invasion 2015 published by the Koehnline Museum of Art, and “Strong Exhibits for a February Spring” the Paul Klein Art Letter. She is affiliated with the International Sculpture Center, the Chicago Artists Coalition, Arts Alliance Illinois, Dialogue Chicago and Woman Made Gallery.  Her sculptures and drawings are included in private collections throughout the United States. She currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. susansmithtrees.com

Michelle Stone is a veteran Chicago artist, best known for her constructed, impasto, painted, acrylic sculptures. Stone builds hybrid shapes hovering between figure and abstraction. Various sized forms crawl on walls, and floors, at times developing into elaborate installations and menageries. In addition to sculpture, she creates portraits, paintings, and drawings that explore relationships, evolving along a wide spectrum of the human condition.  Stone has shown widely, is affiliated with Ceres Gallery, NYC, Chicago Sculpture International, and Dialogue Chicago, has a studio in Chicago with Cornelia Building Artists, and lives in Chicago. michellestoneart.com