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Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Exhibit Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9 AM-PM
Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM-5 PM

City Streets & Back Roads
The Open Highway, Gleaming Motorcycles & Our Hot Dog Heritage

Friday, July 10–Wednesday, September 16

Artist: Bruce Cascia

Gallery Talk: Tuesday, September 15, 6:15 PM • Meet in the Library Lobby

Glenview artist Bruce Cascia has a fascination with the open road, capturing his interpretation of the American landscape in a stunning photorealistic style. Small towns, solitary diners, lonely truck stops, often placed in dramatic vistas and visited on a motorcycle, call to mind the quintessential quest for freedom on the backroads and byways of our vast nation. Leaving the open road, Bruce has recently focused his keen painter’s eye on a vanishing icon of Chicago’s neighborhood heritage—the Chicago-style hot dog stand. Slathered in mustard and neon green relish on a soft poppy seed roll, nothing says “Chicago” more than our hometown hot dog. From city streets to back roads, Cascia captures the spirit of summer.

The Gallery Talk on September 15 will be followed by a special program on Chicago’s Hot Dog Heritage with Chicago’s own sausage king, Doug Sohn. Gourmet sausage tasting, too! Register here.

My Museum Year

Friday, September 18–Wednesday, November 18

Artist: Elisa R. Boughner

Every artist’s dream is to be invited to exhibit at a museum—a long and arduous process, often taking 2-3 years of review and planning. Glenview’s own fine artist Elisa Boughner is experiencing her museum year, exhibiting at Florida’s Ormand Memorial Art Museum and Chicago’s Field Museum. As a MacArthur Foundation grant recipient, The Field has invited Elisa and several other Chicago artists to participate in a cultural exchange exhibit with a group of talented Filipino artists. Coming home to Glenview, Elisa will be sharing several of her museum quality pieces with Glenview Library patrons.

If you would also like the opportunity to meet Elisa and learn more about her extensive collection, Elisa will be hosting an open house at her Glenview art studio, 1940 C Lehigh Avenue, on Friday, October 9, 6-11 PM.

Art Submission

If you are an artist interested in exhibiting at the Glenview Public Library, please submit a proposal including:

General description of work

Artist statement

Size of work/frames

All artwork must be professionally framed and fit the standards of the exhibit hanging system
References/other shows in which the artist has exhibited

Mail or email photos representative of the artist’s proposed exhibit portfolio, or provide a link to a website with an online portfolio for proposal consideration

Contact information, including phone number, address, and email address

A limited number of exhibits are displayed each year. Many more requests are submitted than can be accommodated. Artists should not expect that proposals to exhibit will be accepted.

Public Gallery Policy (PDF)

Direct your proposal by mail or email to:
Communications Director
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025

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