Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Shows


art. works.

May 3 – June 15

Artist Reception: May 17, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

A tour-de-force of local and international art throughout TAC’s Galleries, centered around the idea that “art works.” TAC has invited established, nationally renowned artists alongside local makers of a variety of age, ability, and artistic practice—all gathered in one space to explore the ways in which art works socially, economically, and culturally to effect great change in our communities.


Main Gallery – Adam Siegel: Works


Adam Siegel will show a series of largescale works, some of them created specifically for this exhibit. Adam will also hold an artist talk and VIP reception.


Elkins GalleryOne Wall at a Time


Ruben Aguirre will do a mural directly on the fireplace wall. We will also feature work by international muralists like Chris RWK, Al Diaz, Asend, Anna Murphy, Don’t Fret, Eelco van den Berg, E Lee, Epic Uno, Stuk One, Wane, and Zimad. This will be a tie-in to the International Mural Fest in Highwood, in June, for which we are the charitable recipient and hosting art organization (and we proposed the event). Exhibit provided by ‘Collect With Lulu’ and Silvertuna Studios.


Levenstein GalleryUn-Cooperative, Group Show

TAC instructor Ina Beierle’s mixed media group will create and hang their own group and individual works in the Levenstein Gallery, bringing in the aspect of talented TAC students, many of whom have had individual shows in various galleries as featured artists.


Project Gallery – Breakthrough Artist-in-Residence, bari wieselman schulman


bari wieselman schulman will show works from her newest series, some of which will debut at this exhibit, as well as a variety of works in progress and art objects. bari will hold open studio hours throughout her residency (mid-April through end of June) in the new Project Gallery, a working gallery/studio/classroom that is being created in the former photography studio space.


Arts of Life – Arts of Life advances the creative arts community by providing artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and strengthen their leadership. Several pieces of their students work will be on display to show another aspect of TAC. Arts of Life is in residence at TAC two days per week, bringing their own students, teachers, and supplies.


Cortesi Gallery – Laughlin Gallery Pop Up


Our neighbor, the Laughlin Gallery will have a temporary pop up featuring 3-4 of their artists for a weekend pop up exhibit. Including Laughlin for this event highlights how the for-profit and not-for-profit galleries work together to create a burgeoning Art & Design District in Highland Park. Visit them at The Vault Collective, 1898 Sheridan Road.


Downstairs at TAC – Youth Student Work from various classes

Student work from youth and teen classes will be featured on the lower-level of our building to show what students are doing in TAC classes.


Deconstructing Paper / PULP

June 21 – August 10

Artist Reception: June 21, 5:30-8:00pm

In TAC’s Main Gallery, Deconstructing Paper will show the work of artists Azadeh Hussaini, Antonius Tin-Bui, and Reisha, who each employ different methods of manipulating paper as a medium. The unique properties of paper include diverse applications, from cutting to collaging to sculpting of paper as a means and an end. Moreover, all three of the featured artists stretch and expand on the meaning of paper to explore identity. 

In the Elkins and Levenstein galleries, PULP will expand on the power of paper. This Call for Entry group exhibition is for any artwork that explores and manipulates the materiality of paper itself—using paper in unique and interesting ways to push its boundaries and surfaces. 

Important Dates for PULP:

  • May 24: Deadline to submit
  • May 27: Jurying Begins
  • May 30: Notifications sent