Told. Untold. Drawings by Mays Mayhew opens at Blue Moon Gallery September 28th.

  • Mayhew uses graphite for its ethereal, silvery effects.  Mays Mayhew

    Mayhew uses graphite for its ethereal, silvery effects. Mays Mayhew

Kendra Kett
Updated 9/20/2019 10:24 AM

The works of contemporary visual artist Mays Mayhew will be displayed September 28th to October 18th at Blue Moon Gallery, located at 18620 Belvidere Rd, Grayslake IL. The gallery launched in April 2019 and is open Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm. An Artist's Reception on September 28 from 6-9pm is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Mayhew said the exhibit shows her newest series which explores the stories of heroine matriarchs. She draws her four-year-old daughter as the subject in the pieces. "I'm interested in the story that is tangible and told juxtaposed to the intangible and untold." Mayhew said. "Using pencil on paper, my approach is as simple as my tools. I use the grayscale of graphite to keep the image open-ended for the viewer to mirror, creating a new tangible doppelganger."


Born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, Mayhew currently resides in Aurora IL with her husband and two children. She studied studio arts at UW -- Madison WI, at the Rhode Island School of Design, and in Italy. For more details about her artwork, visit

For more information regarding the exhibit please contact Kendra Kett, Director at Blue Moon Gallery, at 224-388-7948.

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