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  • Hawthorn student artwork a hit at Aspen Drive Library Mar 24, 2015 3:06 PM
    Artwork created by Vernon Hills-area students is on display at the Aspen Drive Library during the 5th annual Hawthorn School District 73 Art Show. The art created by about 375 students will be on display at the library through Saturday, April 4.

  • Exhibit on Kahlo, Rivera shines welcome spotlight on Detroit museum Mar 23, 2015 6:00 AM
    In July 1932, Frida Kahlo ended up in Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where a complicated pregnancy came to a painful end. Frida’s husband, the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, referred to the event as “Frida’s tragedy,” and a self-portrait Kahlo made shortly after shows her glassy-eyed, with a frightened and drawn expression. The drawing appears in an absorbing exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts devoted to the year the two artists spent in what was then the industrial heart of America. “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit” weaves together two narratives, the emergence of Frida as an individual and daring artist, and the creation of one of the last century’s great mural cycles, “Detroit Industry,” painted on the walls of a covered courtyard in the DIA’s new home.

  • Arlington Hts. architect builds 13 world landmarks out of Legos Mar 23, 2015 1:58 PM
    Adam Reed Tucker of Arlington Heights is one of only 14 Lego certified professionals worldwide. His work is not child’s play. Tucker is a trained architect, and Legos are his medium. His latest exhibit of 13 world-famous landmarks — built entirely of Legos — is on display at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library through April and drawing big crowds. It opened this month on the first floor beneath the natural light of a skylight. “I love the design process,” Tucker says.

  • Poster contest seeks design that best represents Barrington Mar 20, 2015 5:30 AM
    To help celebrate Barrington’s 150th anniversary at this year’s Barrington Art Fest, organizers are putting on a contest challenging local artists of all ages to design a poster that best represents Barrington. “We have no idea what we’re going to get," Amy Amdur, an art fest organizer, said. “We didn’t want there to have to be a requirements, so we could give people maximum creativity.”

  • A ‘Mad Men’ exhibit welcomes visitors to Don Draper’s world Mar 20, 2015 6:00 AM
    You don’t need to be mad about “Mad Men” to savor “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image. This collection of hundreds of props, dozens of costumes, two full-scale sets and scads of notes and scripts from AMC’s glorious drama series will surely thrill all “Mad Men” fans as they brace themselves for its final seven episodes (starting April 5).

  • Adler seeks clean up, fundraiser volunteers Mar 18, 2015 12:20 PM
    The David Adler Music and Arts Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Libertyville, is seeking volunteers to help with spring cleaning on April 12, as well as the A-list Speakeasy, its annual fundraiser.

  • Harper’s ‘Small Works’ art exhibit boasts national reach Mar 18, 2015 2:25 PM
    Small-scale artwork from artists across the nation is currently on display in Harper College’s 38th annual National Juried Exhibition, a celebration of mini-masterpieces. “This exhibition highlights the work of artists who push contemporary art forward with unique approaches to material and concepts,” said juror Allison Peters Quinn.

  • Lincoln assassination artifacts reunited at Ford’s Theatre Mar 18, 2015 6:00 AM
    Beyond his famous words, the artifacts President Abraham Lincoln left behind after his assassination were scattered for decades from Washington to Chicago. Now for the first time since 1865, curators have brought together most of the artifacts from the night the 16th president was shot at Ford’s Theatre just blocks from the White House.

  • CLC artists team up to sell ceramic bowls to raise money for food bank Mar 10, 2015 5:26 PM
    Members of the College of Lake County’s Community Clay Association, consisting of faculty and students, created more than 1,000 bowls for CLC’s seventh annual “Empty Bowls” event Tuesday.

  • Dist. 59 holds Fine Arts Festival in Mt. Prospect Mar 8, 2015 4:29 PM
    Students from Holmes, Forest View, John Jay and Juliette Low schools in Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 will be participating in the annual Fine Arts Festival from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14. The festival will take place at Holmes Junior High School, 1900 Lonnquist Blvd., Mount Prospect.

  • NSSEO holds art show in Palatine Mar 9, 2015 6:13 AM
    The Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization held its 43rd annual Spring Showcase of the Arts, a juried art fair and show at Kirk School in Palatine featuring more than 90 artists, along with a cafe and bake sale.

  • Cook Park Library hosts District 70 art show Mar 5, 2015 4:05 PM
    Libertyville School District 70's Arteffects student art show is on display through April 6 at the Cook Park Library in Libertyville. The show features 145 art pieces from the district's five schools.

  • Veterans put their artistic talents on display Feb 26, 2015 5:12 PM
    The varied talents of veterans from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin were on display Thursday during the 7th annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago.

  • Veterans arts festival: Feb 25, 2015 4:18 PM
    Military veterans from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin will share their music and artistic talents Thursday, Feb. 26, at the 7th Annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, 3001 Green Bay Road, North Chicago.

  • Bobolink art exhibition in Riverwoods Feb 18, 2015 2:56 PM
    Artists Ginny Krueger and Ann Blaas present an intimate and varied look at a declining songbird, the bobolink, and its migratory patterns at their exhibition, “The Bobolink Proposition,” which opens March 8 at Brushwood Center in Riverwoods.

  • Palatine Jaycees looking for artists for annual show Feb 17, 2015 5:33 PM
    The Palatine Jaycees are taking artist applications for their 11th annual juried art fair, “An Art Affair Around the Square,” Sept. 12-13 at Towne Square in downtown Palatine. Artists of all ages and specialties are encouraged to apply, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pottery, fine jewelry, stained glass and pastels.

  • E. Dundee honors Lincoln’s birthday with a snow sculpture Feb 14, 2015 7:31 PM
    Professional snow sculptors put the recent heavy snowfall to good use in East Dundee, creating a 10-foot bust of Abraham Lincoln beginning Wednesday and culminating Saturday with its dedication by a Lincoln impersonator at The Depot, 319 N. River St. Visitors were greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, who officially unveiled the snow sculpture, were available for pictures and who discussed their lives and answered questions at the Village Hall Annex adjacent to the Depot.

  • Selfie sticks latest objects deemed safety hazards by museums Feb 13, 2015 6:00 AM
    They may be ubiquitous in New York, but the selfie stick hasn’t taken over Washington, D.C., quite yet. Several museums — including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the National Gallery of Art — have banned the use of the sticks that help visitors shoot self portraits in the galleries. Others may follow.

  • Contemporary India art on display at College of DuPage Feb 12, 2015 12:54 PM
    “Traditions in Transition,” an exhibition of contemporary art of India, features work inspired by folk traditions from regions throughout India.The exhibit continues through Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Cleve Carney Art Gallery at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

  • New Harper exhibit features artist Ryan Thompson Feb 9, 2015 1:14 PM
    The newest exhibition at Harper College’s Art Exhibition Space features a series of photo-based work and recent projects by Ryan Thompson, an associate professor of art and design at Chicago’s Trinity Christian College. “Records are Written in Stone” runs through Thursday, Feb. 19.

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