Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Javon Walker frequently paints in front of Indian Trails Public Library.
Drive by Indian Trails Library and you might see Javon Walker in his makeshift art studio. Walker, who was working on his latest painting Sept. 8 on the grassy area between the library’s parking lot and Schoenbeck Road, said he enjoys getting some fresh air while he works. “I’m an artist for a long time,” said Walker, who stood in paint-covered clothes, surrounded by his paints and brushes. “I just decided one day it would be good to take it to the open air.” The painting he was working on was based on a photograph of a woman sitting in a chair. Walker said he was not trying to duplicate the image, but reproduce it with his own artistic interpretation. “If I see something that’s interesting to me, I try to turn it into art,” he said. …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The work, which can be created in any durable material, will be displayed in the school's library.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Stevenson High School is accepting applications from artists interested in creating a mural for its newly renovated library. The artist will be asked to work on the school’s campus and interact with students and provide them with enrichment experiences. The mural can be created in any permanent medium, ranging from acrylic, mosaic or digital print. The work, which must reflect the theme “Learning, Imagination, Creativity and Innovation,” will installed on a wall that measures 25 feet wide and 7 feet high, above a grand staircase that doubles as amphitheatre seating. The chosen artist will receive a stipend; the amount has not yet been determined. Proposals from interested artists are due Sept. 9. Artists are asked to return the application…
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The Buffalo Grove Arts Commission's Artists League will provide opportunities for local artists to network, share talent with the public.
Buffalo Grove artists will soon have a new avenue for networking and, eventually, sharing their work. The village’s Arts Commission is in the process of establishing an Artists League that will help connect local talent while providing more exposure for suburban artists. “We have fabulous theater and music programs, but people think if they want to engage with the arts, they have to wait for the art fair or go to the city,” said Arts Commissioner Sharon Borstein, who is helping spearhead the creation of the new group along with fellow artist and commissioner Fred Weissman. “The reality is we have this amazing amount of talent right here in this area.” The Artists League will connect a variety of artists who will gather regularly to share …
Friday, September 3, 2010
Professional artist Enid Silverman still keeps her classrooms filled to capacity after nearly 40 years of teaching art. Many of her students keep coming back session after session to learn from the master.
When registration opens for the adult drawing and painting class with the Buffalo Grove Park District, the rush is on to be the first to sign up. The class fills to capacity quickly and there's always a waiting list. Aspiring painters are eager to take the class taught by Northbrook resident and professional artist Enid Silverman. "I would recommend this class if you can get it," joked Phyllis Shabsin, who's been taking the class for four years. "Enid [Silverman] provides an atmosphere of positiveness and gives you actual information on how to do things." While Silverman has an innate talent, she started out as a high school English teacher. She began painting more than 40 years ago as a hobby. "I never thought I'd do it as a profession…