The College of DuPage Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit closed on Sunday, and I went over there yesterday to pick up my entry. I was very excited to receive an Honorable Mention for this work, titled "Prairie Power: Winter's End." Presented as a 24x36 canvas wrap, this was one of a series that I created for my Color II class last spring, a celebration of the power and endurance of prairie flowers over the harsh midwest winters.
Happily, spring has finally arrived in the Chicago area, and I love seeing the beautiful colors of the tulips, daffodils, and budding trees. At the same time, I miss the stark shapes of bare trees and dried flower remains from the winter.
Congratulations to my fellow students in the Photography program, Charles Loggins III for his 1st place and Gabriela Guganovic for Honorable Mention. I am in good company. For more information on the exhibit, see the blog entry in Silicon & Silver.
The fotoMuses spring 2014 Exhibit "Hopes and Dreams" is now open at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. For this exhibit, I chose to illustrate a dream sequence of the young Ingenue Laura. "In the Clouds" is the transition from wake-state to her dream, which, like most dreams, includes tidbits of personal fancy and classic stories. The exhibit runs through June 7, with a complimentary Artists Reception on Sunday May 18, 2 - 4 pm.