Elmhurst Artists’ Guild members from Chicago and many western suburbs are exhibiting recent works in the Guild’s Winter Member Show being held in the EAG gallery from January 6 through January 16. More than 50 entries, displaying greatly varying styles, form and media, are included. The gallery is located at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Prizes are awarded during an artists’ reception, free and open to the public, in the gallery, Friday, January 9, from 7 to 9 pm. Admission to the gallery and the museum is free all day Fridays. Judging the show’s entries is Sam Jaffe. She is on the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has an MFA from SAIC and a BA from Rhode Island School of Design. Jaffe is a fiber artist and painter and was represented in the 2011 EAG National Art Premiere.
For the member shows, each member can enter one piece not previously shown in the EAG gallery. Included in this show’s entries is Danuta Loane’s “Persephony,” a clay sculpture with natural moss, fungus and wood. “It was inspired by Persephony, the goddess of spring and queen of the underworld. This is my face of spring,” she indicated. Also entered in this show is Terrance Johnson’s “The Rationalist,” an acrylic collage on panel, and Joan Ladendorf’s “Murky Portraits,” machine-pieced and hand & machine-quilted cotton fabric. “It is an abstract design composed of many half-square triangles of cotton fabric,” she said. The exhibition can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Friday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday from noon to 5. On days other than Fridays, Museum admission for adults is $5, seniors and students $3, and children under 5, free. Most of the items entered into the show are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum.
The EAG gallery is not-for-profit, operated by the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild. It features original contemporary artworks in a variety of styles and media. Each year it hosts several group shows featuring artwork of Guild members, an invitational show for a significant local artist, and the National Art Premiere, a nationwide juried group show. Exhibits are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. More information is available at elmhurstartistsguild.org