Meet the Artists from Museum's Exhibits

By Mistretta, Elisabeth | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), August 5, 2005 | Go to article overview

Meet the Artists from Museum's Exhibits


Mistretta, Elisabeth, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta Daily Herald Staff Writer

It's one thing to visit a museum and simply admire the art on display.

But it is a richer experience to meet the artists and discuss their techniques and inspiration.

This Sunday, art lovers will have the opportunity to meet and chat with artists at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum, which will host a reception for the two exhibits it is now hosting: "Icons & Alters" in Gallery I and "Paintings from Around the World" in Gallery II.

The first exhibit features 24 pieces created by a club of women artists called Group 22. The group originated as the staff of an arts center in Arlington Heights, which has since closed. The members remain friends and continue their creative projects.

Marje Reichart, co-curator of the Bloomingdale Park District Museum, said each piece is one artist's take on the theme of icons and iconography.

One piece, for example, plays on the idea of computer screen icons.

"It's difficult to describe, but there is certainly a variety of media, like sculpture, paintings, drawings and handmade books," Reichart said. …

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