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Local Artists Exhibit Contemporary Artworks in EAG Summer Members Show


The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild (“EAG”) will host the annual Summer Members Show, featuring a variety of its members’ original artwork, in the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, from June 25, 2017 through August 4, 2017.  The public is invited to the free opening reception on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. 


The Summer Members Show presents the current artwork of 50-plus emerging local artists from the greater Chicago area. Their breadth of styles and medium encompasses dramatically different artworks, such as “Skeletons of Fukushima,” a stone sculpture by Ted Strandt, who developed his skill during a career as a tombstone carver, and “War(hol) & Peace,” a small acrylic painting by Terri Shimkus, with a repeating grid take on the peace sign. 


Artist Fred Moss, whose jubilant painting, “Cubs Winning the World Series,” will be exhibited, described his inspiration, “Like all of Chicago I was happy and excited and wanted to create a painting of the occasion. I used abstract orange brushstrokes behind the players to convey the excitement.” Jack Nixon’s large pencil drawing of an iconic Chicago monument, “The Bowman and North Grant Park Commissioner’s Memorial,” took six months to create. Art by other exhibiting artists include watercolor, ceramics, oil, acrylic, digital, collage and photographic works involving landscapes, portraits, abstract and other styles.


Most artworks in the exhibit are available for purchase. “We offer affordable, great art by living artists, that is a gift that keeps on giving. Artwork purchases bring joy to the collector, while the sale proceeds bring 3-way support to the artist, the EAG, and the Elmhurst Art Museum,” commented Cassie Swierenga, EAG President.


The exhibition can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and Friday from 11 am to 7 pm.  Admission is $8 adults / $7 seniors except the first Friday of each month which is the Museum’s free admission day. EAM and Guild members, students and children under 18 are admitted free. More information is available at


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.  In addition to four member shows each year, the guild hosts exhibitions of individual member’s artwork and invitational shows for significant local artists. Exhibits are partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council. 




Elmhurst Artists’ Guild  

150 Cottage Hill Ave.

Elmhurst, IL 60126  

Contact: Terri Shimkus (630)750-3334, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.