Art in the Library

Current & Upcoming Exhibits

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

Emmett Kyoshi Wilson

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Emmett Kyoshi Wilson, an 18-year-old artist and Inclusion Pioneer, proudly advocates for individuals with unique abilities through art. Based in Glenview and embracing Down syndrome, he's achieved significant milestones with over 150 abstract masterpieces showcased in five gallery exhibitions. Collaborating with Disney, Yahoo, and Adobe since 2020, Emmett raised over $115,000 through art auctions for charities like the National Down Syndrome Society. Anchored in the timeless words of Dr. Seuss, "Why fit in when we're born to stand out?" Emmett announces the 2024 launch of Emmett's World, a nonprofit foundation aiming to amplify advocacy and representation for artists with unique abilities, promising a remarkable journey ahead.

Artist Reception: Thursday, May 9, 5:30-7 PM 

Meet Emmett Kyoshi Wilson and view his artwork currently on display in the Library's lobby.

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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