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Musicality

The Interplay Between Music and the Visual Arts

June 29- August 20, 2018

Opening Reception: June 29, 5:30-7:30pm

The Art Center- HIghland Park (TAC) is looking for art influenced and/or inspired by music.  Throughout art history, there has been a strong relationship between music and visual art, from the literal imagery of musicians, instruments, notes, and lyrics to the reflection of tone and lyrical use of color.  The role of art also weaves throughout music from album covers to music videos. How does the interplay between music and the visual arts inspire creativity and impact society? TAC is looking for interpretations of the theme. We will offer live musical performances throughout the exhibition.

Guest Jurors:

Jonathan Plotkin is a nationally published editorial cartoonist, illustrator, educator and patron of the arts in all of its many forms. He has a strong belief in the power of art to enlighten and nurture communities across the human spectrum in an effort to find beauty and truth in their everyday world.  Jonathan has been a champion of the arts in the Chicago area, especially in his relationship with TAC.

Mary Barnes-Gingrich was born in Chicago and is a resident of Wilmette, Illinois.  Art and music have always played important roles in her life. She spent three years copying master paintings in the galleries of Chicago’s Art Institute and has traveled to many countries to study paintings in museum collections.  Ms. Gingrich received a degree in music performance from Northwestern University, and has performed as a professional musician in the Chicago area since she was nineteen. She frequently chooses subjects inspired by nature and music in her paintings and prints.

Congratulations Accepted Artists:

David Andree, Marcia Babler, Brandin Baron, Lee Barry, Manon Casimir, Linny Freeman, Bill Gnatz, Julienne Johnson, Mara Krumins, Art McNaughton, Wendy Morgan, Lisa Pantoja, Kat Payge, Kieran Regan, Judith Roth, Karen Sutker, Mindy Tiberi, Juliann Wang, Ronit Wiener, Tina Ybarra

Food Glorious Food

June 29- August 20, 2018

Opening Reception: June 29, 5:30-7:30pm

The Art Center Highland Park (TAC) is searching for artwork of food. Food in art has been found as early as recorded art history beginning with the still life genre; from renaissance art to cubism and modernism, from the Last Supper to feminist “The Dinner Party”. No where is food imagery more relevant than in social media! How food is represented tells us about the culture and times we live in. TAC seeks artists using food as subject to reflect who we are as a society, further revealing how we are what we eat.

Guest Juror:

Amanda Oleander is a Los Angeles based fine artist. Oleander’s artwork became internationally recognized after working for E! Entertainment as their first in-house illustrator creating work for their articles in 2014. Oleander’s work bridges fine art, technology, performance art, and commercial work where she went viral after she gaining over a million followers and attention in the media. She has been featured in The New York Mag, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, and The Hollywood Reporter to name a few. Amanda is signed with United Talent Agency.

Congratulations Accepted Artists:

Sara Drower, Lenni Gilbert, Sara Greisberg, Taehoon Kim, Marina Kuchinski, Richard Laurent, Venturino Liberatore, Roberta Malkin, Bryan Northup, Tracy Ostmann Haschke, Elley V Peart, Ginny Pitre-Hay, Peggy Raasch, Nancy Roy-Meyer, Gigi Salij, Cynthia Staples, James Tansley, Jennifer Taylor, Nanette Wylde, Rachel Yurkovich, Chunbo Zhang