'Circling The Square' solo art show by artist Cynthia Lee continues to Aug. 14 in Elmhurst

Local artist Cynthia Lee has a solo art show "Circling the Square" at the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery located in the Elmhurst Art Museum.

This exhibit of cold wax abstracts and poetry will be on view through Aug. 14.

An informal closing reception will be held on Aug. 14 where you can talk to the artist as well as purchase her work.

The Elmhurst Art Museum at 150 S. Cottage Hill is open Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

According to the artist, "The inspiration for the art and poetry in my solo exhibit, 'Circling the Square,' is rooted in a growing sense of my own mortality. Time seems to move more quickly now. In the midst of our current political unrest, I crave moments of stillness. I express this in my oil and cold wax paintings with more open, or negative, spaces. But these spaces are not empty. They hold my thoughts and feelings about impermanence, the role of memory, the need to tell our stories. Circular shapes convey the cyclical nature of life and our human connections. Scribbles suggest language and communication. Rectangles act as mirrors and frames for memories."

"I am reminded of a lovely Italian phrase, passeggiata, to describe walking around the town plaza late in the afternoon. I want to walk there, together with old and new friends, and with perfect strangers, all of us sharing the angled sunlight and shadows, finding peace as night approaches."

The Elmhurst Artists' Guild, founded in 1946, is a charter member of the Alliance of Fine Art since 1962. The AFA is a professional association of Chicago area art organizations that offers a wider range of information, resources and other benefits to the Elmhurst Artists' Guild membership. Learn more at or

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