Esther Charbit

Show ran from 7/2/2008 to 7/26/2008


“Glitterati,”  mixed media paintings

OPENING RECEPTION:  Friday, July 11, 6-9 pm

Esther Charbit explores pattern and symbol, and draws inspiration from the paintings of Gustav Klimt and the symbolists.  Created in a state that the artist describes as “trance-like,” these mixed media paintings reference natural and decorative shapes.

“Figuratively Speaking”

Show ran from 7/2/2008 to 7/26/2008

Twelve members of Gallery 659, a not-for-profit art league in Glencoe, Illinois show works, sized 2′ x 2′, of various media such as paint, fiber, and ceramics.  Participating artists include:  M. Angeli, JoAnn Baumann,  Marcia Ginsberg, Linda Lee Goldman, Michele Gorski, Cindy Jevon, Judith Joseph, Harriet Kohn, Julia Miller, Ruti Modlin, Ann O’Brien and Layna Portugal.     (image by Ruti Modlin)

Gallery 659 opened in March 2007, as an initiative of the Human Relations Forum of the Village of Glencoe. With 35 members currently, Gallery 659 has a diverse membership of seasoned professional and emerging artists, and is committed to community outreach.

  • RELATED EVENT:  ARC Gallery members show “5 Foot 2” hosted by Gallery 659 at 659 Vernon Avenue in Glencoe, July 2 – 26, 2008 with an opening reception Friday, July 18,  6 to 9 pm.

Peggy Gentleman

Show ran from 7/2/2008 to 7/26/2008

“Lady,” photographs

“At nineteen, my mother was married with her first daughter; by twenty-six she had four more daughters, and by twenty-nine, she was on her own again.  We were a family of mid-western, tough as nails, working class women.  My mom grew our food in a small garden at the end of the driveway, and made nearly all our clothes.  From her, I learned what a lady could be, and through the hardships in our lives,  I was able to learn strength and see beauty.”