The Midwest Collage Society (MCS), founded in 2003, promotes collage as a fine art by providing exhibit opportunities and professional development activities to our 52 members.
Meetings are held at 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien IL, usually the first Sunday of the month from 12:30-2:30pm. No meetings in January and July unless otherwise posted.
Midwest Collage Society celebrates over 100 years of Collage As a Fine Art since 1912.
“Beyond The Print – Combined Media Monoprint Constructions”
An exhibition of paintings by artist Jan Meister March 7 through 29, 2016
Artist Reception: Tuesday, March 22nd at 1:00 p.m.
Jan Meister is a printmaker at heart but utilizes mixed media and digital imaging as part of her artworks. Her works can sometimes be probing and introspective, yet others are humorous and playful. All are deeply personal, reflecting her past as a south side high school educator for 30 years, and present as an artist and humanistic optimist. She often begins with her love of texture and frequently includes mundane collage objects such as parts of inter-office envelopes, book covers, and torn paper. She uses them as compositional elements, which then develop into works that address her past and present while sharing her love of nature and reflection upon our endangered ecosystem.
Just a fraction of Jancie's work, Truly amazing the layers of printed materials and found papers with thread, wood, branches and so much more.