Ephemera- The Power of Impermanence

For the last year, The Art Center Highland Park has been extending work outwards into the community, from virtual exhibits to art in our city-wide storefront windows. Now, we invite the talents of artists to fill our walls (and floors) with the many ephemeral art processes that span the range of impermanence.

The formal definition of ephemeral art includes, “art that only occurs once, like a happening, and cannot be embodied in any lasting object to be shown in a museum or gallery.” With two Chicago locals, guest juror/ featured artist, Victoria Fuller and featured chalk artist, Nate Baranowski, TAC has broaden our interpretation of the theme. As ephemeral art often implies the use of material from the natural world, our expanded definition in Ephemera includes art that reflects the transient nature of things existing in the natural world. It is not mandatory that work use ephemeral material but rather address the power of what is ephemeral, impermanent, and fleeting.

Contributing Artists: Aviva Alter, Sandie Bacon, Lisa Barcy, Alice Becker, Mia Capodilupo, Marian Carow, Cleveland Dean, Erik DeBat, Sherri Denault, Jeff Evans, Susan Fireside, Christine Forni, Ann-Marie Greenberg, John Hatlestad, Alan Emerson Hicks, Suzanne Horwitz, Layne Jackson, Gary Justis, Kim Laurel and Fletcher Hayes, Alex Ledermeier, Ellen Lustig, James Lynch, Kelly Mathews, Renee McGinnis, Nancy Natow-Cassidy, Deborah Newmark, Marilyn Propp, Gina Robbins, Smith Robertson, Heather Sepanik, Camille Silverman, Allison Svoboda, Howard Tatar, Kathy Weaver, Lynn West, Toby Zallman

Caren Helene Rudman, Curator