Program Coordinator Jill Becker announces that Glenn Simpson, of Libertyville, is the August "Artist of the Month" for the Art Wall at the Patty Turner Center, in Deerfield. Simpson's photography, including travel photos from his tour of Germany and Italy in April and May, 2014, will be highlighted. Simpson is self-taught and has been taking photos for six to seven years. He works as a Deerfield Park District grounds man with the Parks Department and has worked with the District for four years.
Simpson is currently studying for his Masters' degree in Horticulure. He says, "Gardening is a passion of mine, as well as architecture, and feats of engineering. I simply love the buildings that man has erected over time."
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Simpson adds, "For those who notice pieces missing (in the upcoming display), you are correct. The sands of time move quickly. People dismantle it with their eyes only to truly take it home. This display is to be dismantled piece by piece and cherished by those who make it worth seeing. There will be a clipboard at the Patty Turner Center front desk (during August). If you see a picture that you would like to take home, please sign the clipboard, and it will be given to you by me at the end of the show. Pictures are given on a first come first serve basis and only one picture per person please. I would like this display to be cherished by as many people as possible."