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Community Photography Exhibit, 'Collective Photographic Memories'
North Shore Community Bank, 1145 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
Wednesday, October 1 – Friday, October 31
Violinist Rachel Hsu of Wilmette will perform classical music during the reception.
 
In celebration of Arts Awareness Month,
the Village of Wilmette
Human Relations Commission
presents
a Community Photography Exhibit
‘Collective Photographic Memories’
featuring 15 Wilmette photographers*
North Shore Community Bank
1145 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
Wednesday, October 1 – Friday, October 31
Opening Artists’ Reception: Thursday, October 2
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Violinist Rachel Hsu of Wilmette
will perform classical music during the reception.
Bank Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
*Participating Photographers are:
Patricia Berg-Drazin
Bill Bishoff
Faith Bushnell
Kathy Cornyn
Rich Fisher
Nita Herreman
Therese Bach Heyek
Faye Jacobs
Katsy Johnson
Patience Kramer
Beth Lambrecht
Jan Loew
Peter Nussbaum
Sarah Rink
Pat Velasco


Wilmette Public Library Auditorium
1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette
 
Katsy Johnson, October Solo Exhibit
Photographs by Katsy Johnson of Wilmette will be displayed in the Wilmette Public Library Gallery during the month of October.  Ms. Johnson was a winner in the 2013 Friends of the Library's Juried Art Show.
About the Artist:
A lifelong photography enthusiast, Ms. Johnson began combining her photographs with beeswax and resin about 7 years ago and has not looked back. Her work has won a commendation by Charles Osgood in ARC Gallery's National Exposure, has twice been exhibited in the San Diego Art Institute, as well as the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, RF Paints and Catalog and numerous Chicago land venues. Johnson is also a featured artist in Random House's Encaustic: A Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax, by Lissa Rankin, and is a charter member of Perspective Fine Art Photography Gallery in Evanston, IL.
Artist Statement:
My work blends large photographs with encaustic, oil paint and tactile components such as fabric scraps or building materials. I revel in the dimensional aspect that the wax gives the images, from formerly grand, abandoned city structures to small rural cities en route to becoming ghost towns. Alone, the photographs simply document, but the addition of encaustic wax helps bind the viewer to the scene in an almost visceral sense.

Friends of the Wilmette Library Children’s Art Show
1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette
Original artwork by preschool through 8th grade students will be exhibited in the Youth Department throughout October for Arts Awareness Month. There will be a special reception for artists and their families on Sunday, October 5, from 2:00-3:30 pm, in the Youth Program Room.
For additional information, please contact: Keren Joshi 847-256-6940 or 6945, kjoshi@wilmettelibrary.info.

Wilmette Public Library
Halloween Makeup
Sunday, Oct. 19, 1:30-3:30 pm, Youth Program Room, Grades 5-8

 
Learn to apply Halloween makeup—both gory and gorgeous—with professional makeup artist Allison Halver. She’ll demonstrate how to make wounds and prosthetic applications and offer tips on how to apply Halloween makeup on your own. Participants will be able to try on some of the makeup. Snacks will be provided. Registration required 10/5 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; non-residents may register 10/12.  Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945.
 
  
 

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