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

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

Thursday, November 6–Wednesday, January 7

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. The universality of this art form and the serenity evoked by its stunning simplicity send a special message of peace and tranquility as we greet the holiday season and the New Year.

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.

Snow, Glorious Snow • The Calendar as Muse

Friday, January 9–Wednesday, March 4

Artist: Shalisha Erenberg

Gallery Talk: Sunday, February 15, 1:30 PM • Meet in the Library Lobby

Chicago native Shalisha Erenberg finds her inspiration in the seasonal rhythm of the Midwestern calendar. While some may complain about Chicago winters, Shalisha views our long winters not as an enemy, but as a powerful muse. She sees beauty in the sound of her feet crunching over freshly fallen snow, and in the patterns and texture of flurries falling from the sky or the light from the stars that makes the snow sparkle. The calendar guides her hand as she combines color and texture to evoke and express emotion and feeling. As you view this exhibit, you may be dusting snow off your jacket, but you will be embraced by Shalisha’s interpretation of the season…and a hopeful hint of warmer days to come.

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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