The gallery is located in the Library Lobby and is open during library hours.
Oakton Emeritus Painting Exhibition
Thursday, November 12–Tuesday, January 12 • Library Lobby
View a selection of works from students enrolled in the Emeritus Painting and Drawing Class at Oakton Community College. Through exposure to a variety of painting genres and techniques, students are encouraged to experiment with variation and the use of imagination. Whether working in oils, acrylics, watercolors, or mixed media, each student develops an individual style while finding an approach that comes naturally.
Sandy Sheagren: Movement & Flow
Thursday, January 14–Tuesday, March 16 • Library Lobby
From a young age, Sandy Sheagren has had a fascination with anatomy, the artful beauty of the human form, and the body’s expressive ability. Inspired by Michelangelo and da Vinci, she enjoys the challenge of capturing a subject’s pose from a variety of unusual angles. In this recent series of paintings, Sheagren captures the beauty of dance and its power to move us.
“I am enchanted by the movement of flying hair, twirling fabric, and the stretch of the leaps; I’m awed by the grace and focus of the dancers.”
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.