As I get ready for major events at work and in my life, I have realized that the last four months have been hectic and very busy for me. Not only have I been preparing for this years member’s night at the museum, I’ve also been doing a lot of cleaning at my home and studio in preparation for something big in my life. But enough of that. There have been plenty of good things happening since January 1st.
First, I was part of Lewis University’s President’s Show. Then, the Artist at the field had a mini-show at the Field Museum’s Harris Education Center. Now, I have three pieces in this year’s third show at Ryerson Woods. I have never showed there before so this is a first for me. The World of Birds is the title of the show which is artwork of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.
As I drove up north, way up north, I realized it was in a setting like Mayskake. This one building set in the center of a county forest reserve surrounded by nature and beauty. The drive was long but well worth having my artwork in one more show for the year.
Most of the work is by local Illinois artists. “Birds” is the theme so every painting and illustration shows the gracefulness of sea birds, migratory species, and birds of prey, as well as, the stunning beauty of native Illinois species.
The show will be up until June 6th and is located at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods, Riverwoods, IL 60015.
Hours of center: Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm; Sunday, 1-3pm.
This is the first year I have been in three shows (and counting). Hopefully, 2017 will be just as good to me.