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Colorful abstracts by Holly Cohn displayed in Elmhurst art show

Issued November 2016
An exhibition of paintings entitled "A World of Colors: a celebration of the life and art of Holly Renald Cohn" is being held in the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery from November 13 through January 6, 2017. An Elmhurst resident since 1964, the artist was a strong supporter of both the Elmhurst Artists' Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum. She died two years ago. Many of her paintings from the last 15 years of her life are included in the show.

A reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled for November 18 from 7 to 9 pm in the EAG Gallery, which is located at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst.

Holly was devoted to art and a perfectionist in all she created, according to Bert Cohn, her husband of over 50 years. Her lifelong interest started in high school. She majored in art at Antioch College, followed by graduate courses at the School of the Chicago Art Institute. But she never stopped studying, taking lessons from several established artists. "She was always seeking critiques of her work from other artists, always seeking perfection," he said.

After college, she worked for many years as a package designer for Container Corporation of America, first in Chicago, then in Carol Stream. She quit when her first daughter was born and became a traditional stay-at-home mother for her two daughters. By the time she strived to get back into the design field, the technology had changed drastically, becoming computer oriented, and she felt she couldn't master it. Instead, she again took up painting.

Holly's paintings hang in both private and public collections. She exhibited many times, mostly in the Chicago area but also in downstate Illinois and Indiana, and her paintings won prizes. In 2010, she exhibited in the Elmhurst Art Museum in a show entitled "The Search for Form," described in the show's brochure as " the work of two remarkable Chicago artists, Eleanor Himmelfarb and Holly Renald Cohn." Himmelfarb was Holly's teacher for many years and greatly influenced her style.

The exhibition, presented by Atkinson Collection Gallery, can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm and Friday from 11am to 7pm. The first Friday of each month is the Museum's free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. EAM and Guild members, students and children under 18 are admitted free.

A portion of the proceeds of any artwork sold benefits the Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum. The EAG gallery is not-for-profit, operated by the Elmhurst Artists' Guild separate from the Museum. It features original contemporary artworks in a variety of styles and media. In addition to four member shows each year, the guild hosts exhibitions of individual member's artwork and invitational shows for significant local artists. More information is available at elmhurstartistsguild.org,

Guild artists exhibit new works in Fall Member Show

Issued Septbember 2016
Members of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild are exhibiting their latest oil, watercolors, acrylics, photos, ceramics and sculptures in the EAG Fall Member Show, running from October 2 through November11, 2016, in the Guild's gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, Illinois. Works in many, distinct and unique styles from more than 50 members are being shown.

The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is being held in the gallery Friday, October 7 from 7 to 9 pm.

Judging the show's entries is Renée LaVerne Rose, director of the ACS gallery at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, and she is the founder and publisher of the ACS Magazine. Awards will be made during the reception.

"I am always amazed at the creativity shown by our members in their works of art," said Cassandra Swierenga, who assumed the presidency of the Guild this summer. "Many are professional artists, but we there are a large number whose hobby is art," she said. The EAG Gallery has a large, permanent exhibit space in the Elmhurst Art Museum building. Most of the artwork on display is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum.

Among the pieces being exhibited is Jeff Anderson's oil on canvas "so near so far." He explained that he paints in a combination of styles that includes impressionism, post-impressionism and abstraction. Another entry is by Judie Anderson (no relation), a watercolor entitled "Covered Bridge-Madison County," part of a plein air series called "Heartland." This watercolor was painted on site in Iowa, while the bridge was still in use.

The exhibition can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and Friday from 11 am to 7 pm. The first Friday of each month is the Museum's free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. EAM and Guild members, students and children under 18 are admitted free.

The EAG gallery is not-for-profit, operated by the Elmhurst Artists' Guild. It features original contemporary artworks in a variety of styles and media. In addition to four member shows each year, the guild hosts exhibitions of individual member's artwork and invitational shows for significant local artists. Exhibits have been partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council. More information is available at elmhurstartistsguild.org.

Strong feeling for nature embodied in artist's work

Issued August 2016
"BenJamin' Beckons Grains and Grooves" is the unusual title of Ben Calvert's unusual art in the solo exhibition of his block prints in the Elmhurst Artists' Guild gallery from August 21 through September 30, 2016. The gallery is located at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, Illinois.

An opening reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled in the gallery, on Friday, August 26, from 7 to 9 pm.

Benjamin F. Calvert III, as he is more formally known, has a daytime job as customer service representative, but his joy lies in pulling prints from his wood blocks. "I have a strong feeling for nature, and the wood complements my images. Different types of wood provide varied and often fascinating backgrounds, depending upon on the subject," he explained.

He believes in creating images that are at once familiar, yet open to interpretation. "For some images I use linoleum blocks in order to get more detailed lines in a small area. The majority of my creations are printed on Japanese Kozuki paper, using oil-based inks," he said.

Calvert received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, which published his first print, "Invasions," in Catch, its literary magazine. He has entered juried art shows at Beverly Art Center and Bridgeport Art Center. He lives in Villa Park.

The exhibition can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm and Friday from 11am to 7pm. The first Friday of each month is the Museum's free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. EAM and Guild members, students and children under 18 are admitted free.

A portion of the proceeds of any artwork sold benefits the Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum.

The EAG gallery is not-for-profit, operated by the Elmhurst Artists' Guild separate from the Museum. It features original contemporary artworks in a variety of styles and media. In addition to four member shows each year, the guild hosts exhibitions of individual member's artwork and invitational shows for significant local artists. More information is available at elmhurstartistsguild.org,

Elmhurst art exhibit showcases Chicago-area artists

Issued June 2016
Chicago-area artists are exhibiting some of their newest works in the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Summer Member Show, running from July 3 through August 12 in the EAG Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, Illinois.

A reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the gallery Friday, July 8 from 7 to 9 pm. Over 50 entries in a wide array of form, style and media are on display.

Judging the show's entries is performed by an outside Chicago-area artist or gallery owner. Prizes are awarded during the reception.

"The breadth of styles and media included in the show results in dramatically different approaches to art, encompassing watercolors, ceramics, oils, acrylics, collages and photographs," according to Randy Irion, EAG President. "We are fortunate in having an excellent, permanent exhibit space in the Elmhurst Art Museum building, and this has helped to attract a high-caliber membership from the entire Chicago metropolitan area," he said.

Most of the artwork on display is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum.

The exhibition can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and Friday from 11 am to 7 pm. The first Friday of each month is the Museum's free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. EAM and Guild members, students and children under 18 are admitted free.

The EAG gallery is not-for-profit, operated by the Elmhurst Artists' Guild. It features original contemporary artworks in a variety of styles and media. In addition to four member shows each year, the guild hosts exhibitions of individual member's artwork and invitational shows for significant local artists. Exhibits have been partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council. More information is available at elmhurstartistsguild.org,

Elmhurst artist couple showcase eclectic work in new exhibit

Issued May 2016
Husband-wife team Dave and Heather Pryor are collaborating in an exhibition of their collection of original and imaginative artwork in the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, from May 22 through July 1 during regular Museum hours. Both are members of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild. An opening reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled in the gallery, on Friday, May 27, from 7 to 9 pm.

Entitled "Red Wagon," the exhibit is an eclectic assortment of stylized realism and graphic design, with a range in mediums including watercolor, acrylic, gouache, graphite, ink, digital and animation, according to the artists. The show contains themes from many of Dave and Heather's influences, including comics, movies, cartoons, children's books, games, and many animals, including bears and dogs.

Dave is a professional artist, animator, and director with 24 years in the entertainment business. He has worked in television animation (Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Hysteria!) and in gaming, developing art for several of his favorite movie licenses including "The Wizard of Oz" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Since 2012, Dave has exhibited in several pop culture group shows in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. His most recent exhibits include "30 Years Later" (a tribute to movies released in 1986), "Bob's Burgers" (celebrating 100 episodes of the Fox animated series), and "Idiot Box" (a tribute to classic television). Awards he has received include a regional student academy award, Emmy nomination as an animation director on Animaniacs, several gaming design patents, and numerous game honors from gaming publications and global gaming expos.

Heather Jones-Pryor was born and raised in the western suburbs. She met her husband Dave while attending Columbia College, studying film and animation. Since then, she has worked professionally on animated video and television series, post-production for television advertising, and until 2008, visual effects for feature films. Now, she is active in the Elmhurst Artists' Guild, enjoys creating art in her home and working part-time at K&T Colors.

Heather and Dave reside in Elmhurst. They say that they spend most of their time painting, animating, going to movies, and playing with their dogs.

The exhibition can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. The first Friday of each month is the Museum's free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. EAM and Guild members, students and children under 18 are admitted free. A portion of the proceeds of any artwork sold benefits the Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum.

The EAG gallery is not-for-profit, operated by the Elmhurst Artists' Guild separate from the Museum. It features original contemporary artworks in a variety of styles and media. In addition to four member shows each year, the guild hosts exhibitions of individual member's artwork and invitational shows for significant local artists. More information is available at elmhurstartistsguild.org,

More than 50 artists join in Elmhurst art exhibition

Issued April 2016
More than 50 Chicago-area artists, all members of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild, are exhibiting their latest creations in the Guild's Spring Member Show in the EAG Gallery from April 10 through May 20. The gallery is located at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst.

An opening reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled in the gallery, on Friday, April 15, from 7 to 9 pm. The entries to the show display greatly varying styles, form and media, from realistic to abstract and beyond. Judging the show's entries is performed by an outside Chicago-area artist or gallery owner. Prizes are awarded during the reception.

For the member shows, each member can enter one piece not previously shown in the EAG gallery. Among those being exhibited is Eve Ozer's "Raven's Journey," a mixed-media piece on cradle board. She says that ravens have been appearing in her abstract paintings for several month, and this one is her most ambitious representation. She uses a mixture of brushes, sticks and paint pours.

Mey-Mey Lim has entered "Storks & Red Flanked Duiker," which is porcelain with Celadon glaze, about 7.5 x 6 x 4 inches in size. "In the summer I visited Brookfield zoo," she recalls, "and saw a pair of storks in their nest. A red-flanked duiker, a small type of antelope, was prancing in the grass near them. One of the storks watched the duiker while it guarded its nest . This porcelain sculpture captures that scene."

Moving to the abstract, Cynthia Lee is showing her very dark, oil and cold wax on wood panel entitled "Attraction," which, she says, explores the space between. She is fascinated by the dynamics and energies that exist between one point in time and space and another, between one person and another.

The exhibition can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. The first Friday of each month is the Museum's free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. EAM and Guild members, students and children under 18 are admitted free.

Most of the items entered into the show are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum.

Award-winning mixed-media artist exhibits in Elmhurst

Issued February 2016
A solo exhibition of works by Chicago-area artist Dianne Martia is on display in the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, from February 28 through April 8 during regular Museum hours.

An opening reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled in the gallery, on Friday, March 4, from 7 to 9 pm.

Entitled "Transiens," the exhibit, according to the artist, is a collection of abstracted atmospheric landscape paintings that explores the ephemeral, yet abiding, nature of our natural surroundings. "Surface treatment, layering and texture work together to create images that suggest a sense of mutable history while conveying the invariable essence of place," Martia said.

Martia is an award-winning mixed-media artist who has exhibited internationally. She earned an MAMS degree in Biocommunication Art (medical illustration) from the University of Illinois and graduated cum laude with a BA degree in Graphic/Fine/Craft Arts from Columbia College Chicago. At a young age she attended classes at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art. Over the years she worked as a medical illustrator, computer graphics artist, media producer, graphic designer and editor, and returned to her love of fine art in 2003. She is a long-time member of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild and a resident of Darien, Illinois.

Martia works with oil and wax media, acrylic, and collage, and in 2010 she created a field sculpture on five acres of farmland in Oregon, Illinois. She teaches classes and workshops and facilitates an art studio and media lab for adults with developmental challenges. She says she enjoys jurying and judging exhibitions and has collaboratively curated shows. Her work is in private and corporate collections. She is represented by Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. The exhibition can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. The first Friday of each month is the Museum's free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. EAM and Guild members, students and children under 18 are admitted free.

A portion of the proceeds of any artwork sold benefits the Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum.

The EAG gallery is not-for-profit, operated by the Elmhurst Artists' Guild separate from the Museum. It features original contemporary artworks in a variety of styles and media. In addition to four member shows each year, the guild hosts exhibitions of individual member's artwork and invitational shows for significant local artists. More information is available at elmhurstartistsguild.org,

New work by local artists showcased in Elmhurst exhibition

Issued January 2016
Area artists, members of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild, are exhibiting their recent works and competing for prizes in the Guild's Winter Member Show being held in the EAG gallery from January 17 through February 26. The gallery is located at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst.

An opening reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled in the gallery, on Friday, January 22, from 7 to 9 pm. More than 50 entries, displaying greatly varying styles, form and media, are on exhibit. Judging the show's entries is performed by an outside Chicago-area artist or gallery owner. Prizes are awarded during the reception.

For the member shows, each member can enter one piece not previously shown in the EAG gallery. Included in this show's entries is a piece entitled "Jane on the Heath," an oil on panel by Susan Janssen of Naperville, who uses brush as well as palette knife. "The inspiration for this painting is Jane Eyre," she said. "I've always admired the character's resilience. If she were a real person, I'd imagine she could look you square in the eye." Susan graduated with a business degree from the University of Notre Dame, but during her senior year, she took a studio art class, which "introduced her to the other side of her brain." She has taken studio classes ever since. Her painting "Leaving the Borghese" is the cover art for Daniel Burns' novel, Recalled to Life.

The exhibition can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. The first Friday of each month is the Museum's free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. EAM and Guild members, students and children under 18 are admitted free.

Yellow House Artists exhibit in Elmhurst

Issued November 2015
Yellow House Artists, an organization of artists who work in oil pastel and oil stick present their winter show, Festival In Color, from December 6, 2015 to January 15, 2016 in the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst.

The artist's reception on Friday, December 11, from 7:00-9:00pm provides the opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists. The reception is free and open to the public. Most of the paintings are for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Elmhurst Artists' Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum.

Yellow House Artists is a group of oil pastel artists who promote both their art and the medium. The group originated with 17 oil pastel artists who had a gallery in a yellow house during the 2007 St. Charles Fine Art show. The group has since grown to include over 50 members, all interested in creating and showing their work, as well as informing the public about the qualities of this little-known medium. Members of Yellow House Artists use unique techniques, taking advantage of the special qualities of the medium.

Oil pastels were developed in the 1940's at the request of Pablo Picasso, who wanted a medium with the qualities of oil but with ease of application and portability. Pure pigment is suspended in inert mineral oil, formed into sticks with a color palette much like oil paint. To the casual viewer the appearance of the round or square sticks may belie the serious artistic application of this medium. Colors can be layered and blended, smeared or smudged, using fingers, some type of tool, or left as applied, all at the artist's discretion. The works are generally framed under glass to protect the surface image.

More information about the group and the medium can be found on their web site: www.yellowhouseartists.com or by contacting them at yellowhouseartists@yahoo.com.

The exhibit is open during regular Elmhurst Art Museum hours. Through December 11, hours are 11am-5pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and 11am-7pm on Thursday and Friday. Winter hours beginning December 12 are 11am-5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday and 11am-7pm on Saturday. The first Friday of each month is the Museum's free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. Elmhurst Art Museum members, students and children under 18 are admitted free. The Museum is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

This show will feature original paintings by 34 participating artists, including: Bartlett: Eve Sofferman, Batavia: Nancy Gatfield, Carol Stream: Elaine Clauson, Chicago: Jen Stanley, Elburn: Judith Niemet, Elgin: Ed Zack and Carol Zack, Elk Grove Village: Diane Danese, Downers Grove: Carol Kazwick, Geneva: Mary Enck, Fran Stilwagner, Glen Ellyn: Carol Gorman and Donelle Flanyak, Hampshire: Lillian Pagni, Lombard: Shirley Fippinger, Naperville: Roberta Sieber, George Bruce and Maureen McKee, Oak Brook: Pat Tuglus, Oswego: Dotti Matson, Park Ridge: Carolyn Seng, Plano: Donna Ostrye, Roselle: Beverly Miotke, St. Charles: Jim Foght, Rupali Kumbhani, Sandy Povall Smith, Patricia VanDusen, Teri Tossey and Sandy Antonelli, Sugar Grove: Deann Alleman, Wheaton: Carol Kincaid, West Chicago: Victoria Wortley, West Dundee: Bette Costello, Yorkville: Mary Hyatt.

Award-winning artist exhibits at Elmhurst Artists' Guild gallery

Issued October 2015
With more than 200 awards to her name, Addison artist Annette Perone Leiber is hosting an exhibition of her artwork from October 25 through December 4 in the Elmhurst Artists' Guild gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Entitled "Intrinsic," the show includes some 75 works of art in mixed media paintings, mixed media sculpture and watercolor in abstract and impressionistic styles.

An artist's reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled for Friday, October 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the EAG gallery.

According to Leiber, the exhibit includes work done within the last 20 years but concentrates on pieces completed within the last five years. Her artwork is included in public and private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the White House. Among the citations she has received are AAUW Woman of Distinction in 2003 and the Sidney R. Yates Arts Advocacy Award in 1993 by the Illinois Arts Alliance Foundation. She obtained her BA with a Comprehensive Art major from Northern Illinois University.

Leiber says that her works of art were inspired by her exposure to images viewed on an electron microscope. "Viewing the natural wonders close-up led me to go my own way as an artist," she said, "For instance, the compound eye of an insect, a spinal cord or mushroom fungus will take on an abstract quality when incorporated on a canvas with fiber, modeling paste, cheese cloth and found objects."

The Leiber exhibit can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm; Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 7 pm. The first Friday of each month is the Museum's free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. EAM members, students and children under 18 are admitted free.

Local artists exhibit new, unusual pieces of art

Issued September 2015
Elmhurst Artists' Guild members are exhibiting their newest works and competing for prizes in the Guild's Fall Members' Show being held in the EAG gallery from September 15 through October 23. The gallery is located at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Prizes are awarded during an artists' reception, free and open to the public, in the gallery, Friday, September 18, from 7 to 9 pm. More than 50 entries, displaying greatly varying styles, form and media, are on exhibit. Judging the show's entries is performed by an outside Chicago-area artist or gallery owner.

For the member shows, each member can enter one piece not previously shown in the EAG gallery. Included in this show's entries is the oil painting "Leaves 2" by Paul Callahan, a professional artist working in oil and watercolor (paulcallahanstudios.com). It is one of his "reflection" paintings based on his wanderings through Morton Arboretum, where he took numerous photographs along the DuPage River. "A difficulty I had with this piece," he said, "was that painting the leaves alone took so much time. I impatiently waited for them to dry so that I could paint the bleached grasses covering them."

Another entry is Bert Cohn's "Entanglement," a photograph of a subject matter that he leaves to the viewer to figure out. He indicated that his photographs reflect the world as he sees it, focusing on interesting perspectives and unusual compositions. "Sometimes," he said, "there is some embellishment and a degree of fantasy." Cohn is retired, after working for over 50 years as a consulting engineer.

The exhibition can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm; Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 7 pm. The first Friday of each month is the Museum's free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. EAM members, students and children under 18 are admitted free.

Most of the items entered into the show are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum.

Artist turns real experiences into abstract paintings

Issued July 2015
Oil paintings being exhibited by Abbie Ansburg in a new, solo show visually edit what is real and add in the abstract as the paintings develop. Entitled “The Spaces in Between,” the show can be seen in the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, from August 4 through September 10.

An artist’s reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled for Friday, August 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the EAG gallery.

Ansburg, who lives in Elmhurst, says the title of the show refers to both physical space and the perception of time as actual space. “There are things that happen in these spaces that can only be imagined,” she said, “I experience the real and express the abstract.” She received her art training at Taylor University and with Aletha Jones and exhibited recently at the 57th Street Art Fair. Later this year, she will exhibit at the Fall Festival of Fine Arts at Oakbrook Center, where she received an Award of Excellence in 2013. Her paintings have been used on the NBC television shows “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Fire.” She is represented by The Leigh Gallery in Chicago.

Although a marketing communications manager by day, Ansburg has been able to concentrate on her paintings for the last five years.

The Ansburg exhibit can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm; Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 7 pm. The first Friday of each month is the Museum’s free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. EAM members, students and children under 18 are admitted free.