Artist: Anne Kauff • Mid-July–Mid-September • Library Lobby
Anne Kauff photographs barns across the Midwest, a love affair that began when she participated in a residency program called the Fields Project. Traveling from one destination to another, she takes photographs of barns from the passenger seat of a moving car and uses these photos, as well as photos taken during residency programs, as the basis for her work. The paintings that result reflect on the relationship between farm buildings and what surrounds them; open sky, plowed fields, empty gravel roads.
“I expand on what is suggested in my sometimes-blurry photos, and create a place of calm, where there is a sense that human activity has just ceased, and you the viewer are left to enjoy the sunlight or take in the night air. When I pass a barn and it is leaning perilously to one side, I wonder whether it will be there the next time I am passing by. As their numbers diminish, I am aware that I will miss the quiet presence of roadside barns.”
Calling All Artists!
The Glenview Art League, in collaboration with the Glenview Library, is sponsoring a small-canvas art contest and exhibition this fall. In honor of the Library’s 90th anniversary celebration, artists will create a work of art inspired by the theme “Reading is Timeless”. Canvases measuring 6 x 6 in. will be handed out, free, to the first 100 contestants at the Library on July 11. Artists will have six weeks to complete their work of art and return it to the Library for an exhibition in mid-September to mid-November. Visit glenviewartleague.org for full contest rules and details.
Contest Entry & Canvas Pick-Up
July 11, 9:30 AM • Library Lobby
September 5, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
The Gift of Art
Over the years, the Friends of the Glenview Library have not only contributed more than a million dollars to the Library, they also have given artwork for designated Library locations and have donated from their own collections. When you enter the Library from the underground garage, take notice of Field Scene. This colorful, evocative painting by David W. Voros was commissioned in 1986 to hang behind the Circulation Desk in the old Library. Treasures from the past have been recently installed in the Community Room. The Navajo rug and two Native American portraits were gifts from the Louann Van Zelst family. Age dimmed their beauty, but they now have been restored by the Friends. These three pieces help us remember our country’s first settlers and the beauty and craftsmanship of Native American handiwork for everyday use. The next time you attend a Library program, make sure to view these stunning works.
If you are an artist interested in exhibiting at the Glenview Public Library, please submit a proposal including:
General description of work
Size of work/frames
All artwork must be professionally framed and fit the standards of the exhibit hanging system
References/other shows in which the artist has exhibited
Mail or email photos representative of the artist’s proposed exhibit portfolio, or provide a link to a website with an online portfolio for proposal consideration
Contact information, including phone number, address, and email address
A limited number of exhibits are displayed each year. Many more requests are submitted than can be accommodated. Artists should not expect that proposals to exhibit will be accepted.