Earlier this summer, I was selected to participate in an upcoming exhibit at Latitude Chicago featuring Recent BFA Graduates. It is truly an honor to represent the College of DuPage as a recent graduate in this exhibit; and a wonderful opportunity to display one of the pieces from my Ink on Unryu project. This invitation included an introduction to Latitude; the opportunity to experience their high-end digital media lab; and to learn about their opportunities, programs, and events for emerging photographic artists in the Chicagoland area.
The Exhibit is being hung today, and will open for viewing just in time for tomorrow night's Event "Artist's Convo: New Landscapes" featuring Allison Grant and Anastasia Samoylova. What a great opportunity to see this group exhibit, to meet the other artists, and to participate in the Artist Convo discussion. Unfortunately, this is where world's collide for me, meaning I will not be able to attend.
These days, my outside world revolves around 1) my photographic art world, which includes membership in several groups, participation in Art Fairs, solo and group exhibits (my own and others); and 2) my Service work, which means primarily the Roselle Lions, and the Eastern Region of District 1-J to which we belong. So, Wednesday, August 20 represents the collision of those worlds, and the reason that I will miss the Event at Latitude as well as Frank Jackowiak's Pop-Up Show "Illumination" at the Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the College of DuPage McAninch Center.
No, this will not be an Art Night or Photography Night for me. This will be a Service Night, the District 1-J Lions Eastern Region Meeting at Elmhurst Hospital; where the Elmhurst Lions will be kicking off a significant fundraiser for the Hospital's proposed Diabetes Outreach Center. For one night, the art world will have to wait.