Thursday, January 17–Tuesday, March 12 • Multiple Artists
For five days in September, over 50 artists from around the Midwest participated in the 2018 Plein Air Painting Festival. Landscapes painted en plein air (French for “open air”) depict locations in Glenview and Northbrook. Works in oil, watercolor, and pastel showcase both the familiar and the beauty of our surroundings. Sponsored by the Northbrook Arts Commission with support from the Glenview Art League.
Flora, Fauna & the Field
Thursday, March 14–Tuesday, May 14 Artist: Peggy Macnamara
As an Artist in Residence at The Field Museum of Natural History for the past 35 years, Peggy Macnamara has created an extensive and varied body of work that explores the museum’s collections, specimens, exhibits, and conservation efforts, particularly in South America and Madagascar. Working with museum scientists, Peggy has written and illustrated four books including: Illinois Insects and Spiders, Architecture by Birds and Insects, The Art of Migration, and The Peregrine Returns. Her publications also include a coloring book of museum species and a children’s book, Rosie the Tarantula, the true story about a spider that got loose in the museum. Peggy is an educator and an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute.
“Through my work, I hope to engage all ages in the wondrous world in which we live. By painting natural phenomenon like insect nests, I hope to expose the secrets from our own backyards, share my wonder and excitement, and inspire others to support conservation efforts.”–Peggy Macnamara
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.