What is the future of humanity? Dr. Elana Ashley’s paintings and mixed-media artwork encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to see and understand where mankind has been and where we are today; and question how we can make a personal, positive difference in the world. She seeks to inspire people to work together to build a global society where dignity, honesty, and respect; friendship, compassion, and love; and equality, justice, and peace reign supreme.
Meet the Artist
Sunday, July 24, 2-4 PM • Lobby
View the exhibition, The History and Future of Humankind, and chat with the artist, Dr. Elana Ashley, at this informal meet and greet to learn more about her work.
6 x 6 Small Canvas Community Art Exhibition
View works form local artists inspired by the theme “Nature’s Beauty.” Sponsored by the Glenview Art League.
Saturday, September 10, 9:30 AM-Noon • Library Lobby
Thursday, September 22, 6-7 PM • Library Lobby
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.