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November 5, 2017 - December 15, 2017 @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at Elmhurst Art Museum
Invitational art exhibit sponsored by the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association. The CWCA is unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students and educators, museum professionals and galleries in the visual arts. Opening Reception Friday, Nov 10, 7-9pm.
December 1, 2017 - March 9, 2018
Know an amazing kid? The City of Elmhurst Commission on Youth is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Exemplary Youth Service Awards. Ceremony and reception will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00pm at Bryan Middle School. For more information and to nominate a deserving youth, please go to http://www.elmhurst.org/1291/Exemplary-Youth-Service-Award. Deadline for nominations is March 9, 2018
December 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018
The Chicago-based artist Alex Chitty created an exhibit for the McCormick House, only one of three single-family homes designed by Mies van der Rohe.
December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Last call! Experience the interactive exhibit inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin chronicling Disco Demolition Night in 1979. Learn about the event through a timeline of the day, take a disco vs. rock quiz, view artifacts from Dahl’s personal collection, see a custom-made guitar on loan from Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, check out the jersey worn by White Sox catcher Mike Colbern on Disco Demolition night, and more.
December 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
December 2, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Escape the cold and get in the holiday spirit at Wilder Park Conservatory's stunning holiday floral display.
December 2, 2017, 12:00 PM - December 16, 2017, 4:00 PM
The capstone exhibition, the culminating event for every graduating art major, runs from Dec. 2 through Dec. 16 in the Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace. The students create a body of work in their area of concentration, then plan the exhibition and design the promotional materials for it. Suzanna Vasko of Lombard has created digital stained glass depicting the historical relevance of eight major social movements and exploring the integral roles religion has played within them. Samantha Lusby will display a body of work that appears introspective but are designed to show viewers how we all are connected. Sculptor Christian Jacob of Libertyville created “Relics of a Lost World” , each piece incorporates unique techniques and design particular to each culture. Jaci Petrik of Naperville has created graphic elements to form a brand identity for a boutique specializing in fine chocolate and artisan wine.
December 6, 2017, 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Celebrate the holidays with Special Kids Day at our FREE annual party for children (of all ages!) with disabilities and their families in an environment planned for the unique needs of special kids. Every child can take a keepsake photograph with Santa and will be given a gift bag. Face painters, balloon twisters, a unique craft project, live music, story time, delicious homemade cookies, and even a quiet room add up to make a memorable celebration. There will be plenty of handicapped parking. Reservations are not required, so come when it best fits your family’s schedule. Every child goes home with a keepsake photograph with Santa and a gift bag.