Local Art @ EPL

eilerWe are happy to introduce Chicagoland artist Hanna Eiler as the next to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  From now through July 31st, nearly two dozen of her imaginative 3-D collage paintings will be display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library.  Depicting British royal history from Edward IV to Elizabeth I along with abstract ideas of quantum physics, Eiler strives to explore the moment when “the ideas of the past merge with the realities of the present and the future.”  You can find more of Eiler’s work by visiting the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

Local Art @ EPL

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We are pleased to introduce Evanston artist Ted Glasoe as the next to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  Fresh off his stunning May exhibit showcasing EPL’s peregrine falcons, Glasoe now presents a selection of breathtaking Lake Michigan photographs designed to explore “the compelling and unexpected alliance of nature and our urban environment.”  You can catch his show through June 30th on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library and find more of Glasoe’s work by visiting his website.  Also, make sure to check back with Off the Shelf blog later in June for an interview with the artist himself.  Stay tuned.

An Interview with the E/ artgroup

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“Up River” by bert leveille

The E/ artgroup is an eclectic collection of Chicagoland artists whose work is currently on display as part of our popular exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  Comprised of artists Mary Beth Bellon, Susanne Clark, Sarah Hahne, Mary Hilger, bert leveille, Nan Seidler, and Victoria Senn, the group began exhibiting together 7 years ago and is dedicated to “growing artistically” while exploring “their own unique and individual styles creating collages, watercolors, oils, mixed media, fabric constructions, and digital media.”  You can catch their show through June 7th on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library, and you can also learn more about the group by visiting their website.  Recently, we spoke with Mary Beth Bellon, Sarah Hahne, bert leveille, and Victoria Senn via email about their artistic backgrounds, experiences in the E/ artgroup, and impressions of the Chicagoland art scene.

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The Peregrine Falcons of EPL

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Falcon watchers rejoice!  Not only have Nona and Squawker just hatched the newest additions to their falcon family, but now they’re also the stars of a special photography exhibit by Ted Glasoe.  An award-winning Evanston artist, Glasoe has captured more than 3500 stunning images of our EPL falcons over the past five years, and for this must-see display, he selected the 10 shots that best “show the peregrine’s beauty, power, and personality.”  The exhibit runs until June 8th on the 2nd floor landing of EPL’s Main Library, and you can see even more of Glasoe’s work by visiting his website.  Don’t miss it!

Local Art @ EPL

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“While Waiting for Santa” by Mary Hilger

We are thrilled to announce a special May treat for our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  Throughout this month, we’re proudly featuring the work of the E/ artgroup, an eclectic collection of Chicagoland artists “dedicated to exhibiting and growing artistically.”  Comprised of artists Mary Beth Bellon, Susanne Clark, Sarah Hahne, Mary Hilger, bert leveille, Nan Seidler, and Victoria Senn, the group explores “their own unique and individual styles creating collages, watercolors, oils, mixed media, fabric constructions, and digital media.”  You can catch their show throughout May on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library, and you can learn more about the group by visiting their website.  Also, make sure to check back with Off the Shelf later in May for an interview with the artists.  In the meantime, we invite you to meet the artists below:

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An Interview with Shalisha Erenberg

Shalisha%20(2)Shalisha Erenberg is a Chicagoland painter and the latest artist to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. Her show – titled Articulated Impressions – is currently  on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main library where you can catch it through March 31st.  Influenced by her studies with figurative abstractionist Vera Klement, her bold, textured paintings strive to “evoke strong emotions and feelings” in those who view them.  You can learn more about Ms. Erenberg’s work by visiting her website, and you can meet her at a reception on Thursday, March 20th at 7 pm.  We recently spoke with Ms. Erenberg via email about her artistic origins, creative process, and future plans.

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Local Art @ EPL

Copper%20DreamWe are pleased to introduce Chicagoland painter Shalisha Erenberg as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  Her show – titled Articulated Impressions – is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main library where you can catch it through March 31st.  Influenced by her studies with figurative abstractionist Vera Klement, her bold, textured paintings strive to “evoke strong emotions and feelings” in those who view them.  You can learn more about Ms. Erenberg’s work by visiting her website, and you can meet her at a reception on Thursday, March 20th at 7 pm.  Also, make sure to check back with Off the Shelf later in the month for an interview with the artist herself.  Stay tuned.