Visual Arts

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Wilmette Public Library Fall Community Art Show:  True Colors, featuring local artists

On display until January 12, 2020, Auditorium


 

North Shore Art League ‘Landscapes/Cityscapes’ Fine Arts Show

On Display Jan. 14 through April 13, 2020

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 pm

Winnetka Community House, NSAL Second Floor Gallery Space

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka

Gallery hours: Monday- Friday, 9 am – 8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm. Closed holidays.

14 Wilmette artists whose work is featured include: Rich Fisher, Pat Gillard, Caroline Greco, Pat Hinkel, Nikki Householder, Beth Kerr, Jan Loew, Cindy Shanker, Deborah Shore, Peg Spengler, Burt Tesler, Clara Tomaz, Lucio Tomaz, and Barbara Wertheimer.

A total of 62 artists are represented with 113 pieces. The exhibit includes painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and mixed media, with most artwork for sale. It is a great place to purchase quality art at affordable prices.

Revenue from the show is dedicated to funding the NSAL school and outreach. The North Shore Art League is a not-for-profit organization, now in its 96th year, dedicated to enriching the human spirit and the life of its community through art education and exhibitions. For more information about its quality classes, workshops, programs and special events, contact the NSAL office at 847-446-2870 or visit its website, www.northshoreartleague.org.


 

Wilmette Historical Museum

609 Ridge Road, Wilmette

New Exhibit:  ‘Wilmette in Photographs, 1850-1950’

Exhibit on display through July, 2020

Museum Hours:  Sunday-Thursday 1:00-4:30 pm

This exciting new exhibit explores a century of photographs of Wilmette people and places.  Antique cameras, glass photographic plates, tintypes, stereo cards, and other unusual artifacts from the Museum’s collection join dozens of rarely seen photos in the main gallery to illustrate how developments in camera technology, and the emergence of fads like the “real photo postcard” craze, resulted in a treasure trove of images that have forever captured the look of everyday life in one small Midwestern town.

For more information, visit wilmettehistory.org, emailmuseum@wilmette.com, or call 847-853-7666.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

 

Light Painting

Friday, Jan. 3, 10:30–11:30 am, Auditorium, Grades 5-8

Use iPads to capture amazing designs made with lights in the dark.  Registration required. 

Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

 

Snowman Glitter Bottles

Friday, Jan. 3, 2:00–2:45 pm and 3:00–3:45 pm, Grades 2–8; Youth Program Room

Celebrate the season by making a swirling, shimmering snowman. Registration required.  

Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2:00-3:30 pm, Auditorium

Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring. Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored.  WPL has plenty of coloring pages and pencils but feel free to bring your favorites. This is not a structured program; draw and color at your leisure. No registration required.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Maker Lab

Thursday, Jan. 9, 6:00-8:00 pm, Youth Program Room; All Ages

Adults, kids, and teens, drop by this pop-up Maker space to use WPL’s vinyl cutter, 3D printer, and jewelry making tools. Make stickers, key chains, pet tags, or wacky inventions of your own devising. WPL will have supplies for self-directed introductory projects, but you are also welcome to bring your own materials and projects.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

 

Growing Neighbors:  Families Come in Different Shapes and Sizes

Friday, Jan. 10, 4:00-5:00 pm, For the whole family; Youth Program Room

Join WPL for a television visit to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood followed by a discussion and service project or activity inspired by what we saw there.

In this episode, Mr. Rogers talks about how there are many different families of birds, just like there are many different families of people. A visitor demonstrates the art of origami and a new baby arrives in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. After we talk about the episode, we will make origami houses.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6:30-8:00 pm, Auditorium

Adult Maker Program:  Make a Paper Quilled Snowflake

Registration required, beginning Monday, Dec. 30 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; January 6 for non-residents.

Learn basic quilling technique and create a beautiful snowflake design on a greeting card. Paper quilling, also known as paper filigree, is the art of rolling strips of paper and pinching or arranging the coils or strips into shapes and designs. Instructions and materials will be provided. This program is open to those 18 and older.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Armchair Travels:  American National Parks

Thursday, Jan. 16, 1:00-2:30 pm, Auditorium

Join professional travel photographer, Jim Rowan, on a tour of American National Parks.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Stand for Something

Monday, Jan. 20, 2:00-4:00 pm, Grades 3-8, Youth Program Room

Registration required, beginning Monday, Jan. 6 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; Jan. 13 for non-residents.

Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., design and construct a yard sign for an issue or candidate you believe in. Yard signs and art supplies provided.


 

Wilmette Park District

Center for the Arts

Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Road (at Skokie Blvd.), Wilmette

 

Family Fine Arts Night

Friday, Jan. 24, 6:30 – 7:30 pm; Ages 3-17

Residents $13; Non-Residents $15

Fee is per art activity.  Parents and kids can share or work individually

 

Create an art project with a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, whomever.  This workshop is a great time to spend with family and friends and bring home an art project that you created together.  All children must be supervised.

 


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday, Jan. 25, 10:30-11:30 am, Auditorium; For the Whole Family

Welcome the Year of the Rat with special guests District 39 Mandarin teacher Brenda Hsu and her students. Learn new Mandarin words and make festive crafts.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Maker Lab

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2:00-4:00 pm, Youth Program Room; All Ages

Adults, kids, and teens, drop by this pop-up Maker space to use WPL’s vinyl cutter, 3D printer, and jewelry making tools. Make stickers, key chains, pet tags, or wacky inventions of your own devising. WPL will have supplies for self-directed introductory projects, but you are also welcome to bring your own materials and projects.


 

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Treasure Boxes

Monday, Feb. 3, 4:00-5:00 pm, Grades 2-4, Youth Program Room

Registration required, beginning Monday, Jan. 20 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents; Jan. 27 for non-residents.

Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.

Use craft sticks and other materials to make a box to store your tiny treasures.

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