Thursday, May 16–Tuesday, July 16 Artist: Elisa R. Boughner • boughnerart.com
Born in the United States, raised in Mexico, and educated in America and Europe, Elisa R. Boughner’s work reflects the influence of each of these cultures. With a range of painting styles from the Impressionists through the German Expressionists and finally the Cubists, the result is a unique and highly personal style that brings extraordinary vibrancy to often ordinary subjects.
In her own words: “Although I start with some type of concept in mind the work builds a character and a personality of its own. When it is finished it keeps on changing according to the state of mind of whoever is looking at it. The subject may reveal intent of vision but I believe color reveals the soul of the artist.”
Dog, chicken, iguana, or pig—pets come in all shapes and sizes. View pet portraits created by animal lovers and past students at Pinot’s Palette – The Glen.With the help of a professional artist teacher, these exhibit-worthy mementos prove that anyone, regardless of art experience, can learn basic color mixing and painting techniques to capture their pet’s likeness.
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.