September promises to be a very busy month in my world of Photography. I invite you to join me in one or all of the following events that are scheduled for this month:
1. Friday, September 7, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Complimentary Artist’s Reception at the Herb Aigner Gallery in the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts.
Join me and my fellow fotoMuses for our latest exhibit “Who Am I?” As a group, we share a passion for photography, and the desire to share our knowledge and experiences with ourselves and others. The “Who Am I?” theme is a great vehicle for showcasing our differences: how we view ourselves, and how we interpret that vision through the medium of photography.
For more about the fotoMuses, see http://www.fotomuses.com/
The exhibit runs through September 28. The center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on many evenings and weekends.
For directions to the exhibit location, see http://www.ci.schaumburg.il.us/PCA/PrairieCenter/Pages/PCAMap.aspx
2. Saturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The 57th Annual Park Forest Art Fair in downtown Park Forest.
Although I have participated in previous art fairs as a member of the College of DuPage’s Photo Ex group, this is my first solo venture into the world of Art Fairs.
Organized by the Tall Grass Arts Association, The Park Forest Art Fair is the second oldest juried Art Fair in the Chicagoland area. The Fair also features musical entertainment on both days, lots of activities for children, a variety of food vendors, and wine tastings.
The Tall Grass Arts Gallery will be open throughout the festival. Both the Gallery and the Art Fair are open to the public and free of charge.
Look for me in Booth #67, on the Village Green (grassy area) - I would love for you to stop by and say hello. Before you leave, check out the Gallery’s Luminosity exhibit. (Yes, I have an image on display in the main gallery area.)
For more about the Tall Grass Arts Association and the Park Forest Art Fair,
Getting there: Park Forest is about an hour’s drive from the Roselle/Schaumburg area, and a much easier drive than going into downtown Chicago. The art fair is located on Main Street in Park Forest between Western Avenue and Orchard Drive. http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=367%20Artists%20Walk&city=Park%20Forest&state=IL&zipcode=60466
3. Sunday, September 23, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Complimentary Artists Reception at Bloomingdale Park District Museum. Exhibit Theme: “Keep It Simple”
I am pleased to have three entries accepted into this juried exhibit, including my first foray into the world of mixed media. I will also have matted, unframed images in the ‘bin.’ All are available for sale, with the exception of my experimental piece “Sand Runes II.”
As usual, the reception will provide refreshments, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to meet and chat with the artists. The Park District Museum is located at 108 S. Bloomingdale Road (one block south of Lake Street). For more information about the Museum, see http://www.bloomingdaleparks.org/Facilities/BPD-museum/BPD-museum.htm
“Keep It Simple” will be on display from September 15 through October 20.
Museum hours are Wednesday 4 - 8 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am - 4 pm, and Saturday 12 - 4 pm.
Of course there are many more photographic and artistic events going on in the Chicagoland area this month, but these are the ones that I will be participating in. Hope to see you there!
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