Chicago Society of Artists Exhibit Open Until Oct. 27

Chicago Society of Artists Exhibition “A Collective Expression” at Lewis University

Published: October 9, 2017.

Lewis University will host an art exhibition by 35 members of the Chicago Society of Artists that includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, linocut, encaustic and mixed media. The show will be on display from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily and runs until October 27 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

A reception and Gallery Talk will take place from 7-9pm October 26 at the gallery, also free and open to the public.

The Chicago Society of Artists was founded in 1887 and is the oldest continuing artist association in the United States. Early members of the Chicago Society of Artists such as the Albrights, Lorado Taft, and LeRoy Neiman established and maintained high standards for CSA membership, and a juried process is still used to accept contemporary members. CSA plays an important role in the arts by providing an atmosphere in which artists share their art experiences through a continuing series of exhibitions, educational programs, and member publications. This exhibit, "A Collective Expression," demonstrates the versatility of the artists, a variety of mediums, and an eclectic interpretation of the human experience through a common bond: Art.

The CSA artists include Tobi Star Abrams of Arlington Heights, Jon W. Balke of Plainfield, Norman Baugher of Chicago, David Bechtol of Chicago, Nancy Bechtol of Chicago, Catherine Cajandig of Chicago, Mary N. Carnahan of Lockport, Mi Kang Choi of Schaumburg, Barbara Eberhard of Joliet, Corrie-Lou Livingston Glass of Mundelein, Joseph Hadamik of Joliet, Matthew P. Hagemann of Chicago, Sandra Holubow of Chicago, Nikkole Huss of Orland Park, Anna Ivleva of Northbrook, Michael Karzen of Chicago, Stan Kotecki of Des Plaines, Judy Langston of Park Ridge, Richard J. Maltz of Chicago, James Mesplé of Chicago, Betty Ann Mocek of Chicago, Jacqueline Moses of Skokie, Didier Nolet of Evergreen Park, Rhonda Popko of Des Plaines, Sandra Reibscheid of Franklin Park, Robert Schiltz of Chicago, Sally Schoch of Wilmette, Barry Skurkis of Bolingbrook, Mary Krebs Smyth of Wilmette, Jeanine Hill Soldner of Algonquin, Jane Stevens of Chicago, Michelle Stone of Chicago, Michael Veltman of Lockport, Richard J. Werle of Des Plaines, and William F. Whiteside of Lincolnwood.

The Art Gallery is part of the Oremus Fine Arts Center at Lewis University. The Department of Art and Design manages the gallery, which include Lewis University student shows, local and regional artist shows, annual high school exhibits, faculty shows, academic based exhibitions and cultural and religious-based art shows. More information about the Art Gallery and exhibits is available by contacting Natalie Swain, Art Gallery coordinator, at swainna@lewisu.edu.

Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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