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Artist Seeks Collections of All Sorts for Photographic Exhibit

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  • An old printer's box houses a collection of favorite things and will become one of the subjects in a photographic exhibit by International artist Marlene Klok. The artist hopes more people will participate by bringing their collections to the Museum to be photographed for the exhibit which will run through July 2014.Marlene Klok

      An old printer's box houses a collection of favorite things and will become one of the subjects in a photographic exhibit by International artist Marlene Klok. The artist hopes more people will participate by bringing their collections to the Museum to be photographed for the exhibit which will run through July 2014.Marlene Klok

 
Rosemary Mackey

West Chicago, Illinois: May 9, 2014 – West Chicago collectors are invited to share their treasures with visiting artist-in-residence Marlene Klok for a special photo exhibit at the City Museum which will run Saturday, May 17, 2014 (during Blooming Fest), through July 2014. She will be at the City Museum, 132 Main Street, during regular hours (Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m.) to meet the public and photograph any collections brought in. Drop-ins are welcome, no appointment is necessary.

Klok who lives and works in Copenhagen – Denmark is a guest of not-for-profit organization People Made Visible, which partners with the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission to bring international artists to the community. She is here until May 22, 2014.

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Klok is a trained tailor and has a Master's degree in fashion design from Designskolen Kolding. She has been a practicing artist since 2006, working in paper collage and craft, and most recently incorporating photography. She has participated in fashion and art shows in the Danish Embassy, Berlin – Germany, the Cumulus Conference in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the Spring Exhibition at Charlottenborg, Copenhagen – Denmark, and Freeark Gallery, Riverside Art Center, IL, USA.

For more information or to arrange a specific appointment, call the City Museum at (630) 231-3376 or the artist directly at (847) 477-1461, or email at frk_klokken@hotmail.com.

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