Thursday, September 12–Tuesday, November 12
Artist: Umesh Patel
A Wheeling, Illinois resident and an avid amateur photographer, Umesh Patel started taking photographs in the early 1990s. In his work, he explores topics such as nature, wildlife, and portraiture; and experiments with abstract, macro, and astrophotography. “Fire in the Sky” is a series of photographs of 4th of July fireworks taken in the last few years. In his own words: “There is hidden art within fireworks, and with these photographs, I have tried to bring out what everyone misses.”
Award-winning photographer and Glenview resident Carol Freeman has spent 20 years documenting threatened and endangered species in Illinois, from the grass pink orchid to the short-eared owl. Her traveling exhibition “Endangered Beauty” presents her photography along with information about these rare species and has been featured at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago among other locations in the state. Freeman is writing a companion book by the same name, scheduled to be published in October 2019. She is also the founder of Team Green Environmental Network. For more information, call 847-404-8508 or visit teamgreenweb.org.
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.