Art in the Library

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Current & Upcoming Exhibits

The gallery is located in the Library’s Lobby and is open during Library hours.


Making the Cut

Thursday, March 16 – Tuesday, May 16, 2023

After scanning hundreds of vintage negatives shot by her late father, Joan Tortorici Ruppert discovered a new way of looking at them by looking through them. Armed with paper prints, an X-Acto knife, and a camera, Joan captures spontaneous, one-of-a-kind collages that blend past and present, monochrome and color, stillness and motion. Making the Cut is a modern love note to her father’s photographic legacy.

Meet the Artist

Sunday, March 26, 1-2 PM • Lobby

Chat with Joan Ruppert at this informal meet and greet and learn more about her work.

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
  • References/other shows in which you have exhibited
  • Photos representative of your artwork, or a link to a website with an online portfolio for proposal consideration
  • Contact information, including phone number, address, and email address

All artwork must be professionally framed.

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.

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Direct your proposal by mail or email to:

Communications Director
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025
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The Gift of Art

The Friends of the Glenview Library have commissioned 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 painting by David W. Voros was commissioned in 1986 to hang behind the Circulation Desk in the old Library. In the Community Room, the Navajo rug and two Native American portraits were gifts from the Louann Van Zelst family. The next time you attend a Library program, make sure to view these stunning works.

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