Thursday, June 5, 2014

In Memory of JoAnn Deck, MCS Member

Memorial Exhibit is now on display at Indian Prairie Public Library for one of our fond members JoAnn Deck. Wonderful works of art.
Article- Plainfield Suburban Life. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014



The Aurora Public Art Commission presents Art in City Hall, XI: Works by 30 Artists from the Midwest Collage Society. This eleventh Art in City Hall exhibit will feature collage work from 30 artists from June 2, 2014 through January 15, 2015 at Aurora City Hall.
Styles of works on display will range from traditional collage to mixed media and assemblage. The more than 60 artists who belong to the Midwest Collage Society work in media that includes paper, paint, wood, fiber, metal, photographs, found objects and more, and artists range from no formal training to graduate-level fine art degrees. Their collective works include figurative, representational, and abstract art.
Participating artists are: Barb Arntzen, Barbara Pompei Boland, Tania Blanco, Marge Boyd, Nadine Buck, Cherie Denton, Sandy Finch, Maureen Gasek, LuEllen Joy Giera, MaryAnn Gradisher, Margi Hafer, Donna Johnston, Carol Kazwick, Sylvia Koch, Cynthia Lee, Laura Lein-Svencner, Janet Lewandowski, Eve Ozer, Maria Palomino, Pam Peterson, Pat Pope, Elaine Rath, Jerri Reimann, Nancy Savaiano Rosenberg, Rochelle Sproviero, Nancy Staszak, Sally Tibbetts, Melinda VanDril-Beer, Mary Warner and Mary Yezek.
Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner established the Art in City Hall exhibitseries in 2005 to create a more dynamic, welcoming environment in City Hall. Art in City Hall includes two professionally juried shows each year representing a wide variety of artistic styles and traditions. Works may be viewed during regular City Hall hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding national holidays.
The Aurora Public Art Commission produces the shows, which occupy all five floors of City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place, and is currently accepting applications from interested art groups. Interested groups should send a CD of between six and ten works, a resume, a statement, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Aurora Public Arts Commission, Art in City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60507. Electronic submissions may be sent to Rena Church at
The Aurora Public Art Commission is a civic organization dedicated to the presentation of all forms of public art.  For more information on the Commission or the gallery visit the City of Aurora's website at
Location: Aurora, IL

Monday, June 2, 2014

Exciting News from National Collage Society

Margi Hafer Member of both National and Midwest Collage Society has become one of the winners in the 16th Postcard exhibit. More details here...NCS 2014 Postcards 

Congratulation Margi!!!

Also some other added information that is share is an article in the May Times Magazine Featuring George Braque

On an added note with all this wonderful information coming out here is a great PBS video of Eunice Parson 96 year old  collage artist. An inspiration for us all.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Highlights from Our Meeting-Video


 Before the meeting, groups love to do a bit of chatting and catch up. 

Robin shared some great points about writing you own artist statement. 

                              Here Pat has come up to share a rough draft of her artist statement. She give us courage to read some of ours with here too and here what Robin's feed back would be.

Listening intently to Pat so that she can help her articular an approach for what is good to keep and what really needs be in a bio-statement. 

Robin shared her journey with us all with her Gallery 4Art which is a great place to see and visit at the Zhou B. Art Center

Group Reminder....No Meeting for July, August will be our next meeting.