Watercolor Art Exhibit Opens at Five Seasons Northbrook on November 3rd

  • Anne Nordhaus-Bike, whose art exhibit, "Implied Horizons," debuts on Friday, Nov. 3rd at Five Seasons Family Sports Club in Northbrook.Anne Nordhaus-Bike

    Anne Nordhaus-Bike, whose art exhibit, "Implied Horizons," debuts on Friday, Nov. 3rd at Five Seasons Family Sports Club in Northbrook.Anne Nordhaus-Bike

Updated 10/19/2017 12:02 PM

Starting in early November, a monthlong art exhibit at Five Seasons Family Sports Club in Northbrook will offer a tranquil retreat for members and guests.

"Implied Horizons" opens on Friday, November 3rd and is the work of Chicago artist Anne Nordhaus-Bike. Consisting of 21 watercolors, the show is free and open to the public, starting with an artist reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on opening night.


The show at the club, 1300 Techny Road, represents a homecoming for Nordhaus-Bike, who grew up in Northbrook and lived in the community until her mid-20s.

"Every time I've gone there these past few months, I've been reminded of so many people and experiences from the past, even as I see how much Northbrook has changed over the years," said Nordhaus-Bike. "The staff at Five Seasons has been so gracious and great to work with."

Through Dec. 2nd, the paintings will be displayed in the main hallway/exhibition area on the club's top floor, to the left of the reception area, along the club's Salon & Spa corridor and leading to Five Seasons' main fitness area.

In the exhibit, she explores "the interplay and synthesis that occur when disparate things come together along an axis, implying a horizon," according to Nordhaus-Bike. "I loved seeing how I could combine contrasting colors and even quite bold ones and still evoke a feeling of peace."

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On Sunday, November 12th, she will be giving a talk at 2 p.m. inside the club that centers on the 21 pieces. Both the opening-night reception as well as the special event on Nov. 12th are free and open to the public, with light refreshments provided.

Nordhaus-Bike earned an A.B. in art history from the University of Chicago. She is affiliated with Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, and was artist-in-residence for Curves of Brookfield. She has exhibited at Woman Made, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Chicago and Indian Prairie public libraries, and the Hinsdale Center for the Arts. Other venues have included Dix Art Mix, As You Like It gallery, Burkhart Studios, Eclectic Junction, Excalibur, insideART, Peter Jones Gallery, and private businesses.

An expert on the value of art for relaxation and stress relief, Nordhaus-Bike has had many speaking engagements and is a frequent guest on the Frank Fontana Show on WGN-Radio 720 in Chicago. She is also the author of Follow the Sun, which features several of her paintings.

The exhibit aligns with Five Seasons' desire to provide a space for the entire family to exercise, socialize, compete, dine or simply relax.

"It's a thrill to share these paintings in Five Seasons' gorgeous setting to showcase my work," "said Nordhaus-Bike. "Everybody needs to calm down and do meditative things once in a while."


Implied Horizons is open during regular club hours: Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

To learn more about the exhibit, visit https://artistanne.com/375/solo-watercolor-show-opens-nov-3/

Five Seasons is the premier year-round high-energy, high-touch sports club focused on family leisure and entertainment, improving sports performance and maintaining overall health.

For more information, please call Five Seasons Family Sports Club in Northbrook at 847-897-5030 or visit the club at 1300 Techny Road. Online: http://www.fiveseasonssportsclub.com/northbrook/

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