Thursday, March 7, 2013
Artists work with the theme of “Art About Home” in the museum’s new exhibit, the first organized by new museum curator Staci Boris.
Elmhurst Art Museum’s new exhibit, the first organized by new curator Staci Boris, opens with about a dozen decorated miniature houses and continues through cut-paper kitchen collages and smorgasbord assemblages of various home goods, all representing the theme of “Open House: Art About Home,” the Chicago Tribune reports. “They mystify any direct notion of dwelling,” Tribune reviewer Lori Waxman writes of the Don Baum miniature houses that open the exhibit. “In its place come the metaphorical possibilities of shelter — for ideas, humor, whimsy, experiment, affection — and a meditation on the difference between interior and exterior appearances.” Also featured in the exhibit, the paper said: a documentary on homelessness “through the eyes …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Come and meet the artists this Friday at Elmhurst Art Museum.
Artists from across the United States are exhibiting an eclectic variety of traditional and contemporary works in National Art Premiere 2013, open now through April 26 in the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery at Elmhurst Art Museum. Forty-two artists from a dozen states have used media as varied as chalk pastel on paper, oil painting, watercolor, steel sculpture, solar plate etching and digital composite in their juried entries. A free, public reception will be held in the gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 8. While including submissions from as far away as New York, Mississippi and Arizona, the exhibition is heavily concentrated on Midwest artists from Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. The Chicago area is represented by artists from Chicago…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Wilder Park was the first park acquired by the Elmhurst Park District in 1921. In 1997, it was named the No. 1 Suburban Park in Chicago Magazine.
Editor's Note: Join us as we profile prominent places in town that are unique to Elmhurst. Here's a look at Wilder Park and its many amenities. Described as "Elmhurst's Prettiest Garden Spot" in a 1936 publication of the Elmhurst Centennial Historical Committee, Wilder Park still is a popular draw more than seven decades later. Located in the center of town at 211 S. Prospect Ave., Wilder Park is home to the Elmhurst Art Museum and the Lizzadro Museum, the Elmhurst Public Library, Veterans Memorial, Wilder Mansion, the Wilder Park Conservatory, picnic areas, tennis courts, a playground, landscaped walkways and greenhouses. Wilder Park was the first park acquired by the Elmhurst Park District in 1921. In 1997, it was named the No. 1 …
Friday, August 24, 2012
“I’d like EAM to serve as an artistic and cultural hub, where something stimulating, challenging and participatory is always part of the museum experience,” she said.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Event begins Tuesday, runs through September, at Elmhurst Art Museum.
Dozens of emerging and established Chicagoland artists will exhibit their works in the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Summer Show, which opens Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Elmhurst Art Museum. An opening reception and judging will be held on Friday, Aug. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gallery. The event is open to the public. Admission to the gallery is free on Fridays. The show can be viewed through Sept. 14 during regular hours at the museum: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. Admission is always free for museum members and children. The Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery is a nonprofit and run by the Guild. It feature original, contemporary artworks in a variety of styles and media. Each year…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Last-minute ideas of things to do in Elmhurst this weekend.
Get out and about in Elmhurst this weekend with these upcoming events. Know of something else going on that everyone should know about? Comment below with details and we'll add it to this list. “La Belle France” Art Show Where: Elmhurst Art Museum What: “La Belle France,” an art show by three members of the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild. When: Friday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: Free on Friday, Aug. 3, the show’s final day. AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch Used Book Sale Where: Conrad Fischer Elementary School, 888 N. Wilson St. What: AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch Used Book Sale featuring thousands of used books, CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes and records will be available. Highly organized into over 30 categories, the sale includes a large Children'…
Monday, June 25, 2012
New exhibit à propos for trio of artists who love French culture.
Elmhurst has never been known as a destination city for those seeking French culture. But step inside the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum beginning this week and you'll think you've landed in the French countryside. Three artistic minds have come together to pool their experiences in France and their love of art to create an exhibit unlike anything Elmhurst has seen before. Beginning Tuesday, June 26, the exhibit, La Belle France, will blend flowers, paintings and ceramics in a way that complement each other and pay homage to France. Artists Ray Meifert of Minnesota, and Karen Exiner and Teri Litavsky of Elmhurst draw inspiration from their love of all things French, as well as from each other. Meifert is ideally…
Monday, May 7, 2012
Elmhurst Art Museum will hold a public reception May 18.
Bosnian-born artist Mirjana Ursulesku has been focusing on her "blue" collection, pieces that are starkly vivid and alive, and that assault the senses with a depth and clarity about many aspects of the natural world. "Water, light, landscape and sky are one living, breathing organism laid out before us," she says. "I want to take the viewer's breath away with powerful line and the simple yet demanding use of the color blue." Ursulesku's work will be on display at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., beginning May 15 and running through June 22. A public reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the museum. Her early work, from 1994 and 1995, reflects her experience in war-torn Bosnia and her memories of the …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Works are for sale, and a portion of proceeds will benefit the guild and Elmhurst Art Museum.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Submitted by Elmhurst Artists Guild: As a new member of the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild, Abbie Ansburg of Elmhurst is entering one of her paintings for the first time in the EAG Winter Members Show, which opened Tuesday at the EAG Gallery in the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave. A reception open to the public will be held in the gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Explaining her watercolor entry, “Corralling the Rain," Ansburg said it “implies an attempt to gather and organize something that can’t really be tamed. A cascade of thick turquoise and white paint seems to fall in an orderly fashion and gather on top of a dark green pool depicting the ‘rain.’” More realistic are the watercolor entries by Elmhurst resident Garri …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Elmhurst College collection, featuring four decades of art from the 1950s through today, will take up residence at the Art Museum.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
In a first-time collaboration, Elmhurst College and the Elmhurst Art Museum have joined to showcase works of art from the college’s art collection in an exhibition titled, Works on Paper: Selections from the Elmhurst College Collection. The exhibit is running now through Sunday, Sept. 4, at Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20. A public lecture, The Chicago Imagists and the Figurative Tradition, will be given by Suellen Rocca, curator of the Elmhurst College collection, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. The college's collection features artists working in Chicago from the 1950s until now, with a large body of work by a group of artists known as imagists. Inspired by popular …