Posts tagged with "art"

Posted by daccurso on 08/11/09



Three watercolor paintings of Chicago scenes, donated to the Library in memory of former volunteer and Friends of the Library president George Krueger, were dedicated at a recent event. The paintings by artist Sally Perfect Wallman were selected by the Friends of the Library Art Committee and are hanging above the foreign film DVDs on the first floor. Pictured are Krueger’s daughter, Christine; his wife, Irene and Friends’ president Allison Anderson. More event photos.

Posted by daccurso on 09/28/12

Calling all teen artists! Create your own original design or artwork to enhance the new teen space. The two winning designs will be prominently displayed in the new teen area. Submissions must be 100% original art with no copyright or trademark symbols. Entries may be print or digital. If working on a computer with a paint program like Photoshop, your design must be at least 2,050 pixels wide by 3,650 pixels high. If you draw/paint by hand, then just make sure it's 10.5 inches x 19 inches. The winners will be announced in the next newsletter and displayed in the new teen space. Complete contest details and online entry form are at  
Designs accepted September 1–October 31

Posted by daccurso on 05/03/10
matisse_blog Date and time: Wednesday, May 12, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Join Art Historian Jeff Mishur as he explores Matisse’s fascination with the processes of making art as well as his connections with fellow modernists such as Pablo Picasso. This talk is in conjunction with the Art Institute’s Matisse exhibition that runs from March 20–June 20. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Posted by daccurso on 09/13/10
Date and time: Saturdays, September 18 and 25, 2-3:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room In this program led by PBS award-winning artist and teacher, Tricia Fuglestad, you will pose for a photo and use the picture for the background of your individual project. Then you collage text or images from newspaper articles, magazines, or photocopied media into the background to express yourself and your world. A creative project that makes you think! Snacks and drinks provided. No art experience necessary. This program is part of the Engage! teen art project which is made possible through support from the Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust and from the Terra Foundation for American Art.  Register
Posted by daccurso on 10/25/10
Date and time: Saturday, November 6, 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Business Center

Photography expert Amanda Thomas will explore the themes of signs and symbols in  photographs and will also discuss techniques for taking unbelievable pictures. Disposable cameras will be given to all who register. This program is part of the Engage! Teen Art Project funded by the Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust and from the Terra Foundation for American Art. For high school students. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.