Encaustic Nature in Art opens Friday

Short months always have events sneak up on me. This Friday, the Art Center of Highland Park is hosting two exhibit openings, and I am thrilled to be in one of them. The free and public opening reception is on Friday, March 7th from 6:30-9 pm with drinks and other refreshments.


FUSEDChicago Member Jenny Learner juried Encaustic Nature in Art, work inspired by the beauty and wonder of the natural world. This exhibit, which features my Dragonfly-Damselfly diptych, is hosted in the cozy-sounding Fireplace Gallery.

TAC postcard front

Participating artists include Dorothy Borders, Maja C. Bosen, Elisa R. Boughner, Maureen Burke, Desiree DeMars, Mark Fisher, Cynthia J. Lee, Laura Lein-Svencner, Valerie McCune, Bridget Guerzon Mills, Ahavani Mullen, Marian Ostrowski, Julia Ris, Kathy Blankley Roman, Karen Ross, Robin Samiljan, Donna Sands, Mary Krebs Smyth, Rebecca Stahr, Maike van Wijk (that would be me!), and Linda Wein.


Primal Awareness, an exhibit connecting the viewer to a new level of consciousness will also open that evening featuring the works of Piotr Antonow, Tiffany Moeller, Matthew Runfola, and Cheryl Steiger. An enticing mix of paintings and sculpture, this exhibit juxtaposes animal life with that of humans. Through this the artists allows us to identify how animal life contrasts sharply with the eventual evolution to our own self involvement and ultimately to man’s self-absorption in today’s society.


Join us at 1957 Sheridan Road in Highland Park, Illinois 60035.


The Art Center – Highland Park is a community-based organization whose goal is to ensure access to the arts for all ages and cultural interests. A not-for-profit visual arts organization, The Art Center (TAC) provides an arts education to Highland Park and surrounding areas as a thriving Arts Education and Exhibition Center, as well as a hub for culture and community.


Founded in 1960, The Art Center offers annually over 500 classes in: Photography, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Watercolor,  Pastel, Mixed Media, Life Drawing, Encaustics, Ceramics, Jewelry Making, Metalsmithing, Digital arts, Fiber Arts, Mosaics and Assemblage.
TAC also offers monthly exhibits in three galleries, bringing the vitality of regional and national art to more than 26 surrounding communities. Each summer TAC hosts the Highland Park Festival of Fine Craft in June, as well as an annual Recycled Art Sale.

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