November 17, 2017 – January 6, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 1-3pm
Tall Grass Gallery in Park Forest will celebrate the holiday season with two simultaneous exhibits.
Both Great Gifts Galore, with an extensive offering of artists’ reasonably-priced and high-quality original fine art and craft items, and Peace on Earth, an exhibit of works interpreting the spirit of the theme.
The Peace on Earth exhibit presents works that symbolize or portray positive moments, acts and attitudes that illustrate kindness, empathy, respect – people helping others, caring about each other, reaching across barriers to accept and appreciate others.
Many works also represent objects or places that convey a sense of peace, tranquility, community, hope and love and serve as reminders to cherish them.
Tall Grass Juried Artists submitted works in a range of media, styles and techniques, including realistic portraits; abstract symbols of faith, compassion and joy; treasured family memories; wistful landscapes of solitude and comfort, far from chaos and stress; and images of teachers and leaders who have provided inspiration and spiritual strength.
Exhibiting works in Peace on Earth are: Marjorie Anderson, Marcia Babler, Richard Benoit, Darcy Berg, Terry Boykin, Susan Brauer, Carole Brejcha, Barbara Eberhard, June Finnegan, Anitra Frazier, Linda Haynes, Fran Hollander, Nikkole Huss, Pat Coffman Huss, Robert Johnson, Jean Lewis, Elaine Martin, Paula Mattson, Jennifer Meyer, Chuck Michaels, Patricia Moore, Sandy Newell, Renee Klyczek Nordstrom, Ginny Raftery, John Ray, Richard Schmidt, Charles Sizemore, Patrick Thompson, Mary Ann Trzyna, Patricia Wiseman, and Marikay Peter Witlock.
The thirty-one artists included in Peace on Earth share drawings, paintings, collages, mixed media pieces, prints, photographs, digital works, fiber pieces and relief sculptures. Curators Claudia Craemer, Deborah Craemer, and Janice Pratt feel sure that many of those works will uplift our viewers and remind them of the best reasons to celebrate the holiday season.
The Great Gifts Galore exhibit, curated by Diana Cruz and Janet Muchnik, includes a variety of works by Darcy Berg, Jill DeBardelaben, Ellen Grenier Bevill, Pam Eberlin, Ray Luckhaupt, Robbie Robinson, Gail Stamps, and Flynn Sochon.