Multimedia Creations by Carol Keene Showcased at YMCA

Artist Carol Keene presents a collection of new multimedia pieces in the North Suburban YMCA's 3-D Community Gallery exhibit space through the month of December. An accomplished painter, Keene's dimensional artwork combines found pieces and images in colorful, layered arrangements. Her artwork is available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds supporting visual arts programs at the Y.

A resident of Buffalo Grove, Keene describes herself as a disciplined artist who is passionate about painting. She works primarily in oils and pastels, and is also adept at watercolors and pastels. She accepts commission work for floral still life arrangements, house portraits, and other subjects. She enjoys mastering new techniques, such as the dimensional works that are the focus of the YMCA exhibit.

"I'm fortunate to have the ability and the passion to paint every day," notes Keene. "Daily painting hones my skills as an artist, quiets the ruckus in my creative soul and is beginning to generate a following of lookers and customers, alike."

The North Suburban YMCA's Community Gallery supports the local arts community by presenting free public exhibitions of work by artists from the northern suburbs. Artwork is displayed in the public areas of the Y, located at 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook, during regular business hours.

The Y also offers a wide variety of art classes and studio space available to all ages. The YMCA is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the launch of new water safety initiatives, health and wellness programs, and other expanded services to the community. For more information, visit

About the North Suburban YMCA

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018/19, the North Suburban YMCA provides individuals in Northbrook and 15 surrounding communities with programs and tools that help them become healthier, more connected, and confident, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. The NSYMCA focuses on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility and is a charitable organization, inclusive and welcoming to all in our community. Learn more at

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