IN THE GALLERY: October 2017

SOUTH GALLERY: Eclectic Connections

The Friends of NoMonet present ‘Eclectic Connections’.

The Friends of NoMonet describer themselves this way: ‘We are Fine Artists who share their talents and knowledge with others. Our mission is to educate and enrich community, support local business, and uplift local artists through our activism, volunteerism, networking and communication.’

The show brings together work by local artists Carol Foster, Dee Abbate, Fran Mozur, Kathie Landers Stevens, Michael Latala, Nancy Lawrence, Gill Schumm, and Peggy Schumm.

October 5–November 11, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14, from 7:00–9:00 pm.

   

 

SOUTH GALLERY: Clay Workers Guild of Illinois
Members' Show

The Clayworkers’ Guild Of Illinois presents the members’ 17th annual ceramic exhibition at the old court house arts center on the historic Woodstock square beginning October 5 and continuing through October 29. The exhibition displays the Guild members’ work and provides an opportunity for the community to purchase items from local potters.

October 5–October 29, 2017

Gala Reception: Saturday, October 14 from 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

   

 

 

GOULD GALLERY: LIFE DRAWING INVITATIONAL SHOW

Pat Brutchin, the organizer for the weekly Life Drawing group here at the Old Court House Arts Center, presents a sample of work from the last year. Each week, as many as a dozen local artists gather to sketch both clothed and nude models for the three hour session.

Pat has this to say about the weekly meetings: 'We do a variety of poses and change up the length of time to study the model. Short poses help us to warm up – while the longer poses give us time to build the form as well as finish it with the details. Every member brings their own supplies, which could be watercolor, ink, pencil, charcoal, pastel, conte, clay and other varieties of drawing tools and paper. During our breaks we enjoy discussing all kinds of information on upcoming art shows, sales, family, art events, area workshops and vacation trips, etc. This exhibition includes many of the artists who attend and these are their favorite drawings. We have really enjoyed the opportunity to draw and work with each other and it has become a wonderful community of artists’.

October 5–October 29, 2017

 

 

MCC SATALLITE GALLERY: NOT YET

McHenry County College Satellite Gallery is proud to present Not Yet an early fall exhibition featuring recent works from students with varying approaches. Not Yet highlights a beginning to an end within the medium of ceramics. In a professional academic studio class, MCC ceramic students are challenged through innovative assignments while learning new skills in hand-building, wheeling-throwing, slip casting, and decorative glaze application. The work in this exhibit features art that is abstract, sculptural, functional, and experimental designed to intrigue and inspire.

The mission of McHenry County College Satellite Art Gallery is to present exceptional student artwork and to promote understanding and engagement with the community.

August 31 – October 26, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 31, from 6:00–9:00 pm.

 


 

 

IN THE GALLERY: August 2017

SOUTH GALLERY: REAL PEOPLE

Real People is our annual show which celebrates figurative artwork. All the pieces display some part of the human form. This year's show includes 75 pieces from across North America, in a wide variety of media: paintings, sculptures, fiber art, photography, ceramics and more.

Our jurors for this year's show are Chicago-area artists Chehalis Hegner and Francine Gourguechon.

 

August–September 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 12, from 6:00–9:00 pm.

 

 

artist: Christopher Priebe artist: Pamela Deaton
  artist: Lynn Skordal

 

 

 

SOUTH GALLERY: A BIT DIFFERENT

Claymirth returns to the Old Court House Arts Center for their annual show, featuring pottery crafted by local artists. This year's show 'A Bit Different' has almost 200 pieces, from small figurines to large outdoor ceramic and stone sculptures.

August–September 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 12, from 6:00–9:00 pm.

 

 

 

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: July 2017

SOUTH GALLERY: LISTEN

an E/artgroup exhibition, focusing on a variety of local, national, and global issues and personal interpretations of the theme “LISTEN”.

LISTEN artists: Joan Ackerman-Zimny, Esther Aron, Susan Clough, Peggy Dee, Mary Jean Deja, Jeanine Hill-Soldner, George Lindmark, Peggy Lipschutz, Jeane McGrail, David Orth, John Pittman Weber, Judith Roth, Karen Schuman, Patricia Tanner, Tom Torluemke, Gail Willert.

E/artgroup artists: Mary Beth Bellon, Sarah Hahne, Mary Hilger, Bert Leveille, Nan Seidler, Victoria Senn.

For more information about E/artgroup: www.e-artgroup.com

July 6–July 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8, from 5:00 pm–9:00 pm. Celebrating 10 years of exhibits together and with other artists.

 

 

 

 

GOULD GALLERY: QUATERN

QUATERN: three plus one. Rebecca Stahr, Cindy Lesperance, Carol Hamilton and ad Brad Hook. All four artists work in the ancient medium of encaustic; pigment mixed with beeswax, Although the medium is common to all four, each has developed their own technique and style, showcasing the variety of approaches available in working with encaustic. All four artists are members of the Midwest encaustic group FUSED CHicago.

July 6–July 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8, from 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

 

 

 

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: June 2017

 

SOUTH GALLERY: 2017 Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice show features over a dozen artists who work in paper, photography, fiber, sculptural collage, stained glass, painting and kinetic sculpture.

Artists participating are Gregory Gantner - Photographic Collage; Gabriel Karagianis - Photographic Collage & Painting; Jane Sassaman – Quilts; Larry Zgoda - Stained Glass; Joan Zgoda - Sculptural Collage; Bill Moran – Painting; Yvonne Beckway - Nature Paper Paintings; Chehalius Hegner - Photography; Arthur Ganson - Kinetic Sculpture; Paul Justen - Astronomical Paintings; Bobby Joe Scribner - Sculpture; David Orth - Sculpture & Mobile; Antatoliy Khmara - Painting; Blake Mueller - Sculptural Collage; Ron Seymour - Photography; Francine Gourgechon -Mosaic Sculptures & Paintings; Karen Stahlecker - Paper Landscapes; Andrew Zirk - Photgraphic Painting.

June 2–June 26, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, from 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

 

 

WELLES GALLERY: Garden Show: Art Al Fresco

The artwork in this exhibit, a popular show with gallery visitors, reflects the many views of the garden, countryside, and wildlife; both stirring and sometimes disturbing images of our great planet Earth. The show features work by over a dozen different local artists, including paintings, photography, ceramics and more.

This year we’ve added two weeks to our annual Garden Show— the show will open Thursday, May 18 and run through Saturday, July 1.

May 18–July 1, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, from 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

 

 

 

 

MCC SATALLITE GALLERY: SUMMER BREAK

The MCC Satellite Gallery presents it’s sixth show, “Summer Break”

The exhibition will feature recent work from students including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and jewelry. Throughout the academic year art students have been learning new skills, working through ideas, and developing their work. Summer Break celebrates the progress MCC art students have made. Summer is a time when students and faculty alike focus on art making and prepare to come back to the fast-paced studio environment where creativity and critique develop and stretch artists.

Summer show - through August 2017

For more information contact Art Department Chair, Matt Irie. Phone: 815-455-8552. Email: mirie@mchenry.edu

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: May 2017

 

SOUTH GALLERY: 2017 Furniture & Fine Furnishings Show

The Old Court House Arts Center presents its second annual show of artwork for your home, featuring hand-made, one-of-a-kind furniture, art quilts, decorative ceramics, woodwork and more - all by local artists,

This year we are pleased to feature furniture by Aaron Laux of Madison, WI and Gretchen Jankowski of Chicago, IL. While Aaron works with wood to create art inspired by nature and organic forms, Gretchen's fiber arts furniture is joyful and playful. To see more of their work, please visit www.AaronLauxDesign.com and www.GretchenJankowski.com.

May 4–May 28, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, from 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

 

     

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: March—April, 2017

 

SOUTH GALLERY: Women's Works 30th Anniversary

The 30th Anniversary Women's Works is opening at the Old Court House Arts Center. We are very excited that this year's show includes 120 works by artists from as far away as Japan, Croatia, the Middle East and beyond. The show is juried by the original founders of the show, local artists Lynn Carlson, Nan Seidler, Alice White, Doris Gallagher and Jeanine Hill-Soldner.

Please join us for the opening reception, Saturday, March 18th from 7-9 pm. You can meet the artists, enjoy some food and drink, view the artwork and this year's winning pieces

Women's Works will be on display from March 8th to April 30th. To view the entire collection of artwork, please visit http://womensworks.org. You can also view previous Women's Works, as far back as 1999.

March 8–April 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18, from 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

 

artist: Karen Eustis artist: Joan Ladendorf artist: Holland Houdek

 

 

GOULD GALLERY: Two Worlds

The Old Courthouse Arts Center is proud to present "Two Worlds", showcasing pieces by local photographer and digital artist Ilma Udrenas, and local painter Jurgita Mekyte.

The two Lithuanian artists brought their passion for the world of beauty to their photography and paintings. Gita's simplified forms of people and buildings lets her play with colors and texture. While Ilmas photography takes you on a journey through the world of reflexions. Two different worlds, two different techniques and one love for ART!

March 16–April 23, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18, from 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

 

MCC SATALLITE GALLERY: BREAKER, BREAKER

Satellite Gallery, will feature artwork from McHenry County College painting students in a group show, BREAKER, BREAKER.

BREAKER, BREAKER is the CB (Citizens Band) slang that announces one’s intention to “break” into a conversation or “break” the silence. McHenry County College students Haley Creager, Kendall Johnson, Dominique Sanders, and Gloria Stewart of Crystal Lake, as well as Mary Swenson of Huntley all, in their own way, are attempting to break into the conversation of conemporary painting. “BREAKER, BREAKER represents a small survey of these artist’s recent efforts.

Matt Irie, Instructor of Art at McHenry County College, is the curator of the exhibition. This is the fifth show at Satellite Gallery in the Old Woodstock Courthouse that is part of a partnership with the Northwest Area Arts Council.

For more information contact Art Department Chair, Matt Irie. Phone: 815-455-8552. Email: mirie@mchenry.edu

March 16, 2017–April 20, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 16, from 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

artist: Dominique Sanders artist: Dominique Sanders artist: Gloria Stewart

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: January—February, 2017

 

SOUTH GALLERY: Adam & Eve

Adam & Eve is a national exhibition featuring figurative nude works, landscapes and other work relating to beauty, innocence, relationship and the loss of it.

The work will include the works of local artists, artists from across the country. Artists include: Marianne Albers McKoveck, Mary Brennan, Patricia Brutchin, Dorothy Bury Shaw, Lisa Callahan, Michael Coakes, Diana Floress, Carol Hamilton, Lori Indovina-Valus, Joe Isacson, Amalia Kouvalis, Kurt Kreissl, Laura Lein-Svencner, Cindy Lesperance, Gabriela Leyva, Richard Light, Marquis Moses Ok,pekwa, Vince Natale, Didier Nolet, Teresa Parod, Lonni Peterson, Paul Pinzarrone, Karen Sako, Jennifer Schneck, Karen Schuman, Sevener Jeffrey, Craig Stocks, Kathleen Sullivan Isacson, Robert Tolchin.

This show is curated by J + K Isacson in partnership with the NAAC (Northern Area Arts Council). Find out details about The Adam & Eve Exhibition and other shows at: http://xculturearts.com

January 28–February 25, 2017

Opening Night: Saturday, January 28, from 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

 

"Adam & Eve Reconcile"
by Jennifer Schneck
626 oil on panel
by Kurt Kreissl
"Landscape Skuls"
by Didier Nolet

 

MCC SATALLITE GALLERY: Flares

Satellite Gallery, a new art exhibition space opening in the Old Courthouse, will feature artwork from McHenry County College art students in a group show, Flares. The show will feature Mark Arctander's advanced painting students. For further information about this show, please contact Mark Arctander at 815-479-7623.

Satellite Gallery is a new partnership between MCCs Art Department and the Northwest Area Arts Council’s Old Courthouse Arts Center.This partnership has been developed in order to further connect the incredible work created by MCC art students with the wider community. Students will develop the skills and knowledge of curation and display. There will be 5 shows each year highlighting the work of a diverse student body.

January 26, 2017–March 3, 2016

 

 

 

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: October 2016

 

SOUTH GALLERY: Fearless

FEARLESS”, a national, juried art exhibition curated by the E/artgroup will be on exhibit at the Old Court House Arts Center October 6 – October 30. An opportunity to explore innovative art forms, “FEARLESS” is the collaborative brainchild of E/artgroup, a local, professional artist collective including Mary Beth Bellon, Sarah Hahne, Mary Hilger, Bert Leveille, Nan Seidler, and Victoria Senn. This eclectic group has been exhibiting and curating together for over 9 years throughout the Chicago area. E/artgroup's annivErsary exhibition will be held in the Chester Gould Gallery at the Old Court House Arts Center showing concurrently with E/artgroup's juried exhibit “FEARLESS” in the main gallery at the Old Court House Arts Center .

October 6–October 30, 2016

Gala Reception: Saturday, October 15 from 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

 

"And the Shadows Come to Stay"
by Tina Ybarra
"Lead Poisoning Flint #1"
by Janet Braun-Reinitz
Untitled
by Sai Li

 

 

SOUTH GALLERY: Clay Workers Guild of Illinois
Members' Show

The Clayworkers’ Guild Of Illinois presents the members’ 16th annual ceramic exhibition at the old court house arts center on the historic Woodstock square beginning October 6 and continuing through October 30. The exhibition displays the Guild members’ work and provides an opportunity for the community to purchase items from local potters.

October 6–October 30, 2016

Gala Reception: Saturday, October 15 from 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

 

 

WELLES GALLERY: Orson Welles Creative Arts Festival

Orson Welles Creative Arts Festival presents a gallery exhibition of Orson Welles' Shakespeare body of work in film, stage, radio & tv. The exhibit will feature photos, posters, books, audio visual samples and artwork. A historical presentation will cover Orson Welles time at Woodstock's Todd School for Boys and its dedication to the Shakespeare curriculum. Additionally, the exhibit will feature special guest artist, Tashi Norbu. Currently living in the Netherlands, Mr. Norbu hails from Tibet and works closely with the Dali Lama's cultural efforts. His artwork combines the spiritual and contemporary."

Tibetan artist, Tashi Norbu will have work on display at the Old Court House Arts Center during the month of October. Tashi is a featured special guest of the Orson Welles Festival with a scheduled demonstration on stage at the Woodstock Opera House Friday, October 28 at 7 pm. Additionally, Tashi will give an artist talk at the Old Court House Arts Center Saturday, October 29 at 4 pm. For more information about Tashi Norbu or the Orson Welles Festival go to welleswoodstock.com.

October 6–October 30, 2016


by Tashi Norbu

byTashi Norbu

 

MCC SATALLITE GALLERY: Begat

Satellite Gallery, a new art exhibition space opening in the Old Courthouse, will feature artwork from McHenry County College art students in the inaugural group show, Begat. The show will feature recent work from MCC art students including ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.

Satellite Gallery is a new partnership between MCCs Art Department and the Northwest Area Arts Council’s Old Courthouse Arts Center.This partnership has been developed in order to further connect the incredible work created by MCC art students with the wider community. Students will develop the skills and knowledge of curation and display. There will be 5 shows each year highlighting the work of a diverse student body.

October 6–October 13, 2016

 



 

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: August/September 2016

 

Real People

Real People is a our annual international juried fine art exhibition celebrating the arts through faces and figures: All work depict the human form or face. This year's show includes 80 pieces from across North America, in a wide variety of media: paintings, sculptures, fiber art, photography, ceramics and more.

August 11–September 24, 2016

Gala Reception: Saturday, August 20, from 7:00pm–9:00pm

 

"Bound"
by Dan Kugler
"Androgeny"
by Yu Chi Chien
"Devin"
by Gail Postal
"Ruth Bader Ginsberg"
by Sam Lasris

 

 

ClayMirth: Art Attack

ClayMirth presents its annual members show of ceramic art created by local artists.

August 11–September 24, 2016

Artist's Reception: Friday, August 12 from 6:00pm–9:00pm

 

 

         

 

 

"We're Still Here"
An exhibition of artwork by alumni of the Institute of American Indian Art

The Old Court House Arts Center is thrilled to present a show composed of artwork from more than a dozen alumni of the Santa Fe-based Institute of American Indian Art. All of the artwork has been donated to the exhibit, and 100% of all sales will be used by the IAIA Alumni Association for improvements to the school and scholarships. The work is on sale, but there will also be a silent auction of all unsold items, starting September 15 and running through Saturday, September 24th. (If you are interested in bidding on items, please see the front desk when you visit.)

To learn more about the IAIA, please visit http://www.iaia.edu

September 1–October 1, 2016

Artist's Reception: Friday, September 9 from 6:00pm–8:00pm, along with the final 2nd Friday of 2016.

Silent Auction: September 15–September 24

 

 

 

Same Choices – Different Voices

The Woodstock Group presents their annual show of original paintings by local artists Barbara Brown, Carol Keene, Marilyn Olson, Betty Schmidt, Mary Cunningham and Astrid Enskat. The Woodstock Group has been exhibiting together for eight years and the 2016 show is their first show at the Old Courthouse Arts Center. In honor of their show, each artist has included one interpretation of Woodstock Square in the show.

August 4–August 27, 2016

Artist's Reception: Friday, August 12, from 6:00pm–9:00pm

 

by
Betty Schmidt

by
Betty Schmidt

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: July 2016

3rd Annual Intersect Exhibition

INTERSECT is a group of professional artists dedicated to exhibiting and growing artistically, The group formed in 2012 and meet on a regular basis to critique, share, exchange process insight and develop new bodies of work for exhibition.

Together, the Intersect artists have decades of experience as exhibiting fine artists, instructors & in the area of arts management.

This exhibition features work by the Intersect Artist Collective and featured guest artists:

The Intersect Collective: Carol Hamilton, Joe Isacson, Kathleen Sullivan Isacson & Jeffrey Sevener

Featured Guest Artists: Joel Armstrong, Lisa Beard, Graehound, Karen Gubitz, Bethany Kepler, Amalia Kouvalis, Laura LaRue, Cindy Lesperance, Elizabeth O’Connor, Yooshin Park, Lisa Sambor, Barbara Schnieder, Alan Thomas, Haley Verys, Lia Zuvililia

To learn more about Intersect, visit their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/IsacsonART

July 7–30, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9 from 6:00pm–9:00pm

"Rust and Gold"
by
Joel Armstrong
"Dwell"
by
Carol Hamilton
"Release"
by
Jeffrey Sevener
shown above in lieu of logo: "Dark Forest" by Lia Zuvililia

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: June 2016

Summer Solstice Art Exhibition 2016

Fine art quilts, paintings, metal sculpture, mosaic, mechanical art, photography on metal plate prints & watercolors. Landscapes of Earth, astronomical vistas, Native American dance images, salamanders & bugs, paper art infused with the earth of pre-famine Ireland, whimsical machine art & beautiful stained glass.

Featuring the work of Jane Sassaman, Arthur Ganson, Chehalis Hegner, Mary Alice Bernardin, Karen Stahlecker, David Orth, Larry Zgoda, Paul Justen, Yvonne Beckway, Francine Gourguechon, Bill Moran, John Buehler, Bobby Joe Scribner, Gabriel Karagianis & Gregory Gantner.

June 2–26, 2016

Artist Reception: Saturday, June 18 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: March/April 2016

Women's Works

Women’s Works is a juried fine art exhibit, celebrating women artists and is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council at the Old Court House Arts Center. Women’s Works provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists in North America and Internationally, and is a celebration of Women's History Month. The 29th Annual Exhibit takes place at the Old Court House Arts Center on the Historic Town Square in Woodstock, Illinois. This year's show showcases work by nearly 100 artists from across North American, Europe and the Middle East, and includes work by local Chicago-area artists as well. All media are represented and are for sale in the exhibit, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber arts, photography, blown glass, charcoal and many others.

March 10–April 30, 2016

Artist's Reception: Saturday, March 19 from 7:00pm–9:00pm

 

"Touch:Proud"
(encaustic) by Cindy Lesperance
of Lakemoor, IL
"Tuesday's Omelet" (oil painting)
by Debbie Baer
of Hunlock Creek, PA
"Blue Sky" Painted Pot (glass)
by Rene Culler
of Mobile, AL
"Fort Point San Francisco"
(fiber art)
by Susan Lane
of Vallejo, CA

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: FEBRUARY 2016

Future So Bright

Future So Bright is a 5-week group fine art exhibition showcased in the Old Court House Arts Center located in Woodstock, IL. The Future So Bright exhibition examines & celebrate how artists engage with the social changes & technological innovations of the 20th & 21st centuries

Come experience everything from neon to robots to interactive computer art and view traditional artwork which expresses a modern theme. The show includes museum exhibiting, mid-career & emerging artists.

January 27–February 27, 2016

 


IN THE GALLERY: November, December 2015

Old Court House 2015 Holiday Sale

Old Court House Arts Center holiday sale opens this week featuring handmade ornaments, cards, knitted toys, jewelry, pottery, and of course-paintings!

Come out and join us for some holiday cheer!

November 19 to January 3, 2016

December holiday hours:
Monday–Wednesday, 12pm–5pm
Thursday–Sunday, 11am–5pm
Closed 12/24–12/27
Open 12/28–12/30, 11am–2pm
Closed 12/31–1/13/16

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: October 2015

E/ND

An opportunity to explore innovative art forms, “E/nd” is the collaborative brainchild of the E/Artgroup, a local artist collective including Mary Beth Bellon, Susanne Clark, Sarah Hahne, Mary Hilger, bert leveille, Victoria Senn, and Nan Seidler, whose works will also be on exhibit. Each year the E/Artgroup carefully selects and invites artists for exhibitions to explore eclectic themes.

This year’s “E/nd” exhibition, inspired by the various interpretations of the word, “End,” displays an intriguing variety of two- and three- dimensional artwork, including an installation piece, “The end is the beginning,” by bert leveille.

October 8 through October 25

 

 

Clay Workers Guild of Illinois Members' Show

The Clay Workers Guild of Illinois presents its annual Members’ Show at the Old Court House Arts Center during the month of October 2015. The show will have ceramic artwork on display and for sale by Clay Workers members and local artists C.J. Niehaus, Ellen Judson, Ben Rosenfield, Tom Vician, Elaine Kadakian, Josie Rochell, Mary O’Meara, Marjorie Sychowski, Mary Howe, Patricia Vollkommer, Andy Lechner, Patricia Brutchin, Susan Galloway, Susan Clough and Erica Wilson.

Founded in 1979, the Clay Worker’s Guild of Illinois is a dedicated group of ceramic clay artists and artisans. The Clay Workers’ Guild of Illinois exists to provide diverse educational, collaborative, and networking opportunities for both its members and for the general public.

October 8 through October 25

 

 

Woodstock Weavers Guild's 18th Annual Textile / Fiber Arts Show

Woodstock Weavers Guild is dedicated to showcasing the highest quality items from weavers of all levels in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Articles on display will include clothing, shawls, scarves, purses, necklaces, table cloths, runners, towels, placemats, napkins, blankets, pillows, throws, curtains, upholstery, rugs, wall hangings and tapestries.

October 8 through October 25

 


IN THE GALLERY: August 2015


Real People 2015

Real People is a national juried fine art exhibition celebrating the arts through faces and figures. All the artwork depicts the human form or face in some way.

August 13 through September 26

 

 

 

 


ClayMirth

ClayMirth is once again pleased to show at the Old Courthouse Art Gallery. This year's show "Basic to Bodacious" includes works by ceramicists Barb Dyche, Carol Dykstra, Mary Holat, Mary Howe, Ellen Judson, Denise Karabowicz, Judy Karabowicz, Karen Kloubec, Danuta Loane, Tom Mahaffey, CJ Niehaus, Phyllis Pischl, Marcy Rogge, Ann Sutherland and Jay Walsh.

 

 

 


Fluid Motion

"Fresh Visions of Chicago at Play” represents various movements made by water during human interaction with spraying fountain and the people around them. Each painting is a vignette, or quick view of what you see in the details, if you look closely you will find fresh visions of Chicago when people are playing in the sparkling water of Crown Fountain. Art by Jeanine Hill-Soldner.

 

 


Pat Rotello Retrospective

Along with the three shows, the Arts Center will be holding an exhibition of sculptors by Pat Rotello, a long time gallery artist and supporter of the Court House and naac, who passed away in 2012. We are pleased to offer, thanks to the efforts of her family, this collection of her works. The show will be on display with ‘Fluid Motion’.

 

 


IN THE GALLERY: June 2015

Summer Solstice Art Exhibition

Sidereal Timesters presents their 2015 annual Solstice Show featuring Chicago-area artists including paintings by Gabriel Karagianis, Paul Justen and others, an installation by Gregory Gantner, indoor and outdoor sculptures by Bobby Joe Scribner and more.

 

 

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: May 2015

Orson Welles

May of 2015 will be the 100th birthday of Orson Welles. Although born in Kenosha, WI, Orson Welles considered Woodstock, Illinois his ‘hometown’. Welles attended the Todd School for Boys in Woodstock, and established a life-long friendship with the schoolmaster Roger Hill, who inspired Welles’ artistic and creative energies to emerge. At the Todd School, Welles joined the theater program which led to his directorial debut at 18 of his first Shakespeare play at the Woodstock Opera House.

In honor of Welles’ connection with Woodstock, the Old Court House Arts Center is hosting a centennial art show in celebration of Orson Welles. Included are original artwork inspired by Orson Welles, a history of the Todd School for Boys, a massive display of Welles theater cards and photographs, and an art installation inspired by Orson Welles life.

Film Display Posters Selected Art Works Reception

 

ALSO IN THE GALLERY May 2015: Marian Central Catholic Annual Student Show

 


 

IN THE GALLERY: March/April 2015

Women's Works

Women’s Works is a juried fine art exhibit, celebrating women artists and is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council and the Old Court House Arts Center. Women’s Works provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists in North America and Internationally. This is the 28th Anniversary of the Women's Works show. Please visit: http://www.womensworks.org for information about the current and past shows, including programs and images.

 

First Prize ($500): Alexandra Bloch for ‘Three Graces, Number 3’ (Oil) Second Prize ($300): Brownyn Elkuss for ‘Bury My Demons’ (hand stitched embroidery, applique & quilting) Third Prize ($200): Cindy Vondran for Twilight Mill (Digital Photograph)

 

Artistic Merit ($75): Jennifer Ross Sesterhenn for ‘Nested’ (Mixed Media: acrylic, eggshells and aspen branches) Artistic Merit ($75): Francine Gourguechon for ‘Shaman’ (Glass Mosaic Sculpture) Artistic Merit ($75): Anna Chupa for ‘White Girth’ (Acid Dye on Silk)

 

Gallery Choice ($125 – chosen by the gallery staff who hung the show):
Paula Peacock for ‘Altered Soul’
People’s Choice: (Chosen by visitor’s to the gallery)
Cathe Ladner for ‘Neon Study’
Founder’s Choice ($125):
Kelly Blevin’s for ‘My Frederic Chopin Dream’

 


 

 

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