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Artist Highlight: Kathy Steere

Congratulations to Kathy! Her picture of a quilt was chosen for the Reader's Challenge in Quilting Arts Magazine: (heart) Mom 10" x 8" colored and spliced fabric Neocolor II and watercolor pencils Theme: Language of Flowers Published in the April/May 2017 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine, pg 55 "For many years, my husband and I hosted brunch on Mother's Day to celebrate our mothers and the birth of our twins. The table was set with the good china and fancy tableware. Each woman had a tiny vase with sprigs of violets, bleeding hearts, and lily of the valley freshly picked from the yard. While we all see things differently, the beauty and the structure of nature is always there. '(heart) Mom' m

Last Meetings Until Fall

Remember our April meeting is this Sunday the 23rd at the Palatine Library. Bring your drawing supplies and Chicago ideas. This is the meeting where we will be working on the drawings for the Chapter book for the CPSA Convention. The next meeting, which will is the last meeting until the fall, is May 21. We are hoping we'll be able to go outside and sketch.

Artist Hightlight: Tracy Frein

As a portrait artist Tracy's inspiration is drawn solely from his subjects and their hidden emotional truths. To be able to capture those emotions, he models his work in black and white colored pencil on drafting film. He has created a unique process where he strips away the colored pencil from the surface to expose the hidden values and retain a textured surface. Working with a limited pallet allows his to concentrate on the forms, values and shadows. Each subject is a compelling visual portrayal of the human spirit, determination and courage. Tracy's artwork is part of the Narrative Figures exhibition on display May 4-June 25 at the Hill Center Galleries(www.hillcenterdc.org) In June, Trac

Artist Hightlight: Linda Palmer

Linda Palmer's artwork: Entwined was selected from nearly 400 submissions into the Oak Park Art League’s Juried Exhibition: Elevating Nature. This exhibit at the Art League’s historic Carriage House Gallery, pays tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright on the 150th anniversary year of his birth and celebrates the Midwestern landscape he revered. Jurors Brent Fogt and Brian Ritchard have assembled a collection of nature-themed works in a variety of media that embody the progressive spirit of Wright and convey the essence of the Midwestern landscape. The public reception is May 12th

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