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Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Exhibit Hours:

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

The Threads That Bind Us

November 17–January 10

Artist: Staff of the Glenview Library

The Glenview Library has a talented group of needlework artists among its staff. Quilting and stitching have evolved into an expressive art form, connecting the heart and soul of those who create the works with those who use them. Cherished pieces are often passed down from generation to generation. In the spirit of the holiday season, these creative staff artisans are honored to share their work with their community through this quilt and needlework exhibition.

Urbanscape • The City As I See It

January 11–March 15

Artist: Kathleen Eaton

Website: eatonart.com

Gallery Talk: Sunday, February 12, 1:15 PM • Library Lobby

Kathleen Eaton is a Chicago area artist whose work is an interpretation of city and suburban life. Her art reflects a fascination with architectural spaces and the unexpected solitude or human activities that occur in them. The paintings begin with an idea of a place, real or imaginary, and then proceed, by a series of sketches, to full-sized drawings, from which the final oil paintings emerge.


The Gift of Art

Over the years, the Friends of the Glenview Library have not only contributed more than a million dollars to the Library, they also have given artwork for designated Library locations and have donated from their own collections. When you enter the Library from the underground garage, take notice of Field Scene. This colorful, evocative painting by David W. Voros was commissioned in 1986 to hang behind the Circulation Desk in the old Library. Treasures from the past have been recently installed in the Community Room. The Navajo rug and two Native American portraits were gifts from the Louann Van Zelst family. Age dimmed their beauty, but they now have been restored by the Friends (see page 11 for photos). These three pieces help us remember our country’s first settlers and the beauty and craftsmanship of Native American handiwork for everyday use. The next time you attend a Library program, make sure to view these stunning works.

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
communicationsdept@glenviewpl.org

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