Connections – Select Work by Illinois Artists and Artisans
October 16 – December 21, 2017
Artist’s reception will be held October 26, 2017, 5:00-7:00pm
The State Street Gallery is please to announce its fall exhibition, Connections, highlighting the work of over 30 artists and artisans living and working in Illinois. The juried collection is largely tactile and three dimensional. A variety of ceramic techniques and applications will be represented including the unique Saggar firing, the soulful expressive figures of Robin Power, the imaginative and blooming plants of Sharon Bladholm and the fun and funky tiles of Jason Messinger. Contemporary will connect with traditional in a vast array of media including blown and fused glass, photography, textiles, oil painting, paper maché. Work from well-known Illinois Artisans members (formerly with the Illinois State Museum) will include the graceful curves of forged steel by Roberta Elliott, vivid landscape paintings by Didier Nolet, and natural edge wooden furniture made using time-honored techniques by John Sweitzer. The exhibition will continue to evolve with a sculpture-in-progres s by the ever entertaining and inventive Alan Emerson Hicks.
This is the 5th curated exhibition hosted by the galleries of Robert Morris University that celebrate the vast talents of artists and artisans living and working in Illinois. In addition to the works on display in the exhibition, smaller hand-crafted items by the featured artists will be available for immediate purchase in the ArtMart section of the State Street Gallery.
Connections – Select Work by Illinois Artists and Artisans, will be open October 16 and will run through December 21, 2017. The artists’ reception will be held on October 26 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. The gallery is located on Robert Morris University’s Chicago campus, 401 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605. It is open Monday – Thursday, 10am – 6pm. It is free and open to the public.