Now that the holiday season is over, come enjoy an afternoon of art and refreshments on Saturday, January 16, 1-5pm at ZIA Gallery. Allow yourself to be sensually, emotionally and intellectually transported.
2016 begins with an ever-changing exhibition including works by all 25 gallery and thirteen invited artists of varying disciplines and styles.
New paintings by Beverly Zawitkoski and photographs by John Vlahakis have been added.
As admirers carry away artworks, more works arrive, ready to be discovered. A stunning garden of delight by Lisa A. Frank goes out the door and an equally intriguing photograph comes on view.
Many visitors will be disappointed that one Mary Burke they were considering has found its home.
Therefore, take note, follow through with the others being circled before those, too, are gone.
The remarkable Tim Liddy who is busy with a steady stream of important commissions, has left us three power-works of trompe l’oeil, sculptural painting.
His star continues to rise, and we congratulate him on his accomplishments.
Melissa Jay Craig’s tiny handmade paper and steel wire sculptures are disappearing fast.
Their color and amusing forms stimulate the imagination, as do her other works inspired by cellular patterns of plant forms. Melissa’s (S) Edition made the best of 2015 top ten choices by My Modern Met. Instead of just seeing the work all over the online-world (the book-arts works have gone viral and re-blogged with commentary in many languages throughout the world), you can see them in actuality…remember that? Actual vs. virtual? From plant to pulp to molded, cast and dyed sculptural form, these artworks are handmade by Melissa to go in a real space. Dare to make your space special with unique expression.
Master of diverse photographic processes, Ted Preuss continues to sensitively explore still life, nature and the female figure. New to the gallery is photographer Kimberly Schneider displaying intimate, romantic black and whites of nature. ZIA Gallery is pleased to announce that artist Michael Cutlip has decided to continue sharing some of his remarkable mixed media paintings and collage with the Chicago public while other works head to L.A. Jonathan Ricci has a variety of his colorful paintings, both large and small, on paper, stretched and un-stretched canvas, along with his distinctive ceramic birds. …And there are many other gallery artists’ works on display showing the eclectic processes and expressions embraced by the gallery and its artists.
The exhibition also includes thirteen invited artists.
Ceramicist: Jacqui Worden (Her bowls reflect a threesome: functional, beautiful and affordable.)
Chicago Fashion Designer: Alice Berry (She’s back! And her lovely scarves and silk-screened shawls are just the ticket to spark up a winter’s day.)
Chicago muralist Anne Farley Gaines contributes an imaginative screen.
Expressionist painter Bill Klatte adds his personal flair.
Giclées by Mark McMahon (expressing city life and sports with high quality, signed reproductions.)
Jewelers: Diana Ferguson, Terry Ross, Amy Taylor and Lisa Williams -each with her own personal vision. Definitely, here is something special for every taste.
Muralist and Street Artist: Joseph “Sentrock” Perez (What a joy to meet this personable street artist with a touching and inspirational message. Don’t miss!)
Painter: Diane Rakocy (She brings her love of color and paint to put the vibrancy in Chicago.)
Photographer: Barry Cain captures the unexpected meeting of two lions and an enjoyment of the natural world.
Printmaker: Michael Bond conjures mood and light through drypoint, aquatint and “etching.”
So much to see and appreciate in this confluence of varied genres by talented artists. The exhibition is now in progress and runs through January 30th Tuesday – Saturday 10-5pm at ZIA Gallery, 548 Chestnut St. Winnetka, IL.