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Current Exhibitions

WDSRA & Little City

April 16-19, 23-27

Closing Reception: Sunday, April 27, between 2-4PM

This exhibition of impressive artwork is created by students of special needs from Western DuPage Special Recreation Association and Little City's award-winning Center for the Arts. Often referred to as "outsider art," these works are produced by non-professionals working from a personal vision, ouside of the mainstream art world. The reception features hands-on activities for students.

Bloomingdale Artists Association & fotoMuses

May 10 - June 7

Reception: Sunday, May 18, between 2-4PM

Spring on the Lake
Spring on the Lake by Eileen Platt,
Bloomingdale Artists Association

Gallery I - BAA: "Members Spring Show"
The Bloomingdale Artists Association (BAA) was formed to provide a place for people of all ages to discover, learn and share their knowledge of the fine arts. Meetings and events are designed to provide a place for inspiration, fulfillment, growth and fun! The BAA encourages exploration and experimentation by offering programs and workshops at monthly meetings.

2014 programs include:

April 9 - Ceramic Workshop – Led by Artist Sue Dix, members create a small tray. Sue glazesthem with a variegated blue glaze, fires them and returns them in time for the BAA's May meeting. Sue began taking ceramic and clay classes in 2006. Soon after, she set up a pottery studio in her ggarage, and she's been creating award-winning art ever since. Her background in painting can be seen in the way she underglazes to paint her pieces. Her work has been exhibited at the DuPage Art League, LaGrange Art League and Studio V at Harper College.

May 14 - Photo Composition – Presented by Fred Drury, members are encouraged to bring their digital cameras and take notes. Fred's passion is making images of the natural world, including underwater photography. He is a member of the faculty at the College of DuPage, a staff lecturer in the Natural History Education Department at The Morton Arboretum, and he also teaches at the DuPage Art League, all of which are located in Chicago's western suburbs.

Programs begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Museum. Contact Nicole Jawaji for details and registration,, (847) 845-4471. Visitor drop-in fee is $5. A materials fee may apply.

Ingenue by Joanne Barsanti, fotoMuses
Ingenue by Joanne Barsanti,

Galery II - fotoMuses: "Hopes and Dreams"
The fotoMuses is a profound group of women who display their photos in a creative, professional way. In this exhibit, the fotoMuses articulate their personal hopes and dreams – past, present or future – through the medium of photography. Photographs may involve family, travel, self-fulfillment, a special project, career or some other personal aspiration. Most work is for sale.

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