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posted: 4/16/2014 12:53 PM

Local artists' works on display at local businesses

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The Northwest Cultural Council recently changed the art on exhibit at several locations through its Corporate Gallery Exhibition program. The public may view the work, which will be on display for three months and which is for sale, during business hours.

Here's a look at what is on display at several locations:

• Northwest Community Hospital Wellness Center, 900 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights. Sue Thomson of Arlington Heights started as the photographer for her church after hearing renowned photographer for National Geographic Dewitt Jones speak on seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary. She opened her own photography business after receiving encouragement from others. Her passion embraces nature and industrial art, and she creates Collide-a-Scope art pieces fashioned out of her photographs.

• Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane. Carl Jalowiec of Palatine has always enjoyed taking pictures of nature and landscapes, but he became captivated by the people of the Philippines on a recent trip and has created a body of work that captures the people in their native environment. He uses lines, shapes and shadows to create photographs that sometimes border on the abstract.

• Meet Chicago Northwest, 1375 E. Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. Wayne Parkin of Rolling Meadows seeks to capture some of the endless photo opportunities that nature provides and to convey the aesthetic beauty of creation. He enjoys photography because it provokes the mindset of not taking our surroundings for granted.

• Kraft-Thomson Allstate Agency, 9 N. Vail St., Arlington Heights. Dean Caminiti of Palatine melds creativity with craftsmanship, combining his wide range of skills. These include filmmaking and cinematography, cabinetmaking, modelmaking and architectural illustration. He starts with a sketch on paper, refined the sketch in AutoCAD, then spends hours to weeks to find a form which expresses a sense of movement in the work. He then carves the design into a blank piece of a wood substrate with a router.

• Arlington Green Executive Center, 2101 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. All-artists show featuring works from the Corporate Gallery Program's diverse group of artists, including sculptors, metalworkers, photographers, painters and collage makers.

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