Adult Enrichment Programs

art in the library

Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Exhibit Hours:

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

Home! Designing with Heart, Humor & Inspiration

July 11– September 9

Photographer: Jenifer Jordan

Photostylist: Hilary Rose

Summertime is a time for dreaming. Do you often dream about how to add new life to your home décor? National Interior Photographer Jenifer Jordan and Field Editor/Photo Stylist Hilary Rose share their passion for design with a dozen creative ideas from their new book, Been There Shot That. The recipe for success by these two design veterans is simple—they cover a range of styles with a mix of good advice, inspiration, humor, and heart. From showcasing a personal collection to using architectural salvage, their ideas will empower you to hone your own decorating style without breaking the bank. Stroll through this photography exhibit to learn how good design is within your reach. On Tuesday, September 9, 7 PM, Hilary will also present a program on her personal journey in the world of interior design…with decorating tips and tales from the front. Book sale and signing following the program. Register here.

Summertime & the Livin’ is Easy
Porches in Miniature • Lobby Display
The North Shore Miniature Society

July 12-September 9

Imagine yourself on a sunny summer porch with this delightful display—just a sampling of the detailed work by this talented group of artisans. The North Shore Miniature Society was chartered in 1980 and membership has grown to 40 miniaturists. It is comprised of many talented individuals who generously share their knowledge of this tiny craft. Scales vary from quarter inch and half inch to one inch, which is the most popular.

Works on Paper

Thursday, September 11–Tuesday, November 4
Multiple Student Artists • Glenview Park Center

View an exhibit of drawings and watercolors by Glenview Park Center adult students enrolled in Drawing 1 & 2 and Watercolor 1 & 2 classes. Through step-by-step instruction and direct observation, students of instructor Gayle Huffman showcase an exciting array of “plein air” botanicals, traditional still lifes, and an impressive 2014 series of bird drawings and paintings. A great teaching exhibit to view for anyone desiring to take the plunge into community art.

On the Journey
A Study in Sumi-e, Haiku & Haiga

Thursday, November 6–Tuesday, January 6

Artist: Lidia Rozmus

This exhibit explores a style of brush painting that originated in 13th-century Japan. Closely associated with Zen Buddhism and similar in concept to Japanese calligraphy, Sumi-e (black-ink pictures) and Haiga rely on only simplicity of thought, action, and form to create works of understated beauty. Painter and poet Lidia Rozmus traveled to Japan to learn about its culture and arts. These experiences enriched her understanding of the spirit that lives in these ancient Japanese techniques—where the essence of form is expressed with a single brush stroke. You are also invited to attend a special Haiku Workshop on Sunday, November 9, 2 PM to learn more about the evocative partnership between Japanese painting and poetry.

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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