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Artist John P. Green to lecture on private art collection Dec. 6 at Indian Trials library

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  • Artist John P. Green

    Artist John P. Green
    John P. Green

Indian Trails Library District

Peer into the mind, heart and inspiration of local artist John P. Green when he shares personal favorites from his private collection at the Indian Trails library, 355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling, through December. The exhibit will include Green's own favorite original drawings coupled with pieces by others he has collected that guided him along his journey into creating art. Each of the works has a special meaning to this artist and, together, provides an insight into the personality of an artist.

A reception and lecture will be held Thursday, December 6, 7-8:30 p.m. at the library. During the lecture Green will explore why the works he selected are his favorites, how his private collection has influenced his own work, and what effect his travels have had on his own work and what he collects. Admittance is free and no registration is required.

Green, a resident of Buffalo Grove, is a world-traveled artist whose global pen and ink drawings have been exhibited at the Indian Trails library on several occasions. His drawings come from as near as his own backyard in Buffalo Grove and from as far away as the rooftop of the world in the Asian Himalayan Mountains. His personal collection includes pieces as far ranging as a lithographic print posing a mathematical paradox by artist E C Escher to an American modernist abstract painting allegedly involving Cherry Blossoms to traditional Dogon masks from southeastern Mali.

For more information about this exhibit call 847-459-4100 or visit