Thursday, March 15–Tuesday, May 15 Artist: Deb Anderson • debrha.wordpress.com
A wall of tangled foliage…the vast night sky…a shifting web of waves. When something catches Deb’s eye and touches an inner nerve, painting can be a way of staying with it, observing and mapping, even when the significance is not initially clear. That long, focused looking becomes a meditation, a way of forging a deeper connection with the material world. Deb’s oil paintings explore natural forms. Many are located in and near Glenview: the Grove, a forest preserve, and along the sides of roads. The horizon is high or not visible. The view is directed down or up, searching. Compositions are pulled out of a chaos of plants, waves, and stars. Deb loves the feeling of getting lost in the colors and shapes, like a jigsaw puzzle.
In Deb’s words,
“If I look long enough, with focus and curiosity, then I’ll see more, and perhaps see something new.”
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.