Artists in Residence
As part of the library’s 30th anniversary celebration in 2018, local artists have been invited to create their work in the library. Watch as the masterpieces unfold and view their other works in the second floor art gallery throughout the year.
January, February, March
Dorothy Bury Shaw
April, May, June
July, August, September
October, November, December
Artist: Sally Monkus
Sally Monkus, a native Chicagoan currently living in Downers Grove, works in mixed media collage, assemblage, and ceramics out of studios in her home and at ClaySpace in Lisle, where she is a resident artist.
She will be the Artist in Residence during January, February, and March 2018.
Tuesdays, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the lobby.
During January, her work will also be displayed in our second floor art gallery.
To learn more about Sally Monkus and to see more of her work, visit her website.
Artist: Dorothy Bury Shaw
A graduate of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Dorothy initially taught art and freelanced as an editorial illustrator. Now focused on her fine art, she achieves a rich, other-worldly quality with her technique, rendering her subjects through the intricate layers of ink, watercolor, and colored pencil on rag paper. Every line is purposeful, each element is symbolic. With some pieces, she includes elements of collage, mingling worldly bits of paper with ethereal subjects to create another point of connection for her viewer.
She says, “My work is a living prayer, an alchemy of timelessness and mystic truths, a visual chant, an imagery of song.” Dorothy’s work has won many awards and appeared in distinguished exhibits.
She will be the Artist in Residence during April, May, and June 2018.
Tuesdays, 1–3 p.m. in the lobby.
April 3, 10, and 17; May 1, 8, 15, and 22; and June 5, 12, and 26.
During April, her work will also be displayed in our second floor art gallery.
To learn more about Dorothy Bury Shaw and to see more of her work, visit her website.
Artist: Laura Lein-Svencner
Laura Lein-Svencner, a native of Downers Grove currently living in Darien, works in drawing, printmaking, sculpture/assemblage, papermaking, and collage. She co-founded the Midwest Collage Society and teaches collage workshops throughout the midwest.
She will be the Artist in Residence during October, November, and December 2018.
Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m. in the lobby.
October 10, 17, 24, and 31; November 7, 14, and 28; and December 5, 12, and 19.
During October, her work will also be displayed in our second floor art gallery.
To learn more about Laura Lein-Svencner and to see more of her work, visit her website.
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