Marge Sipla: In the Eye of the Beholder

Exhibition on view at Riverside Village Town Hall from June 28 – September 28th, 2018

Village Town Hall hours are M-F, 9-5pm

 

About the Artist:

Marge Sipla is a retired elementary school teacher.  Her interest in art grew as an adult when she took various classes to develop her drawing and painting skills, using pencil, charcoal, and soft pastels.  Her recent works are acrylic paintings rendered from photographs she has taken in nature.   She feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Theresa Paris at the Riverside Art Center where she has learned much from Theresa’s guidance.

Sherry Mangan Fascetta: Looking Through You

March 29-June 28, 2017

The Riverside Arts Center is pleased to present our latest off-site exhibition at Riverside Town Hall: “Looking Through You,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Sherry Mangan Fascetta.The exhibition is on view in the first floor lobby at Riverside Town Hall at 27 Riverside Rd, Riverside, IL, from March 29 through June 28th, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public during normal Village Town Hall business hours, M-F, 9 am – 3 pm.

Statement by the artist:

“I recently retired and renewed my interest in painting with acrylic on canvas. Painting the eyes of humans and animals intrigues me. It was my great fortune to discover the Riverside Art Center and their superior Art Teacher, Theresa Paris. She encouraged me to experiment with landscape as well. I grew up in Riverside so it was like coming home. The Riverside Village Hall and historic Library has a special place in my heart.”

Frank Carre: Selected Photographs

The Riverside Arts Center is pleased to announce our latest off-site exhibition at Village Town Hall. From February 1st through March 30, selected photographs by Woodstock, IL artist Frank Carre will be on view at Riverside’s Village Town Hall, in the lobby area exhibition space. Please come by during Village Hall’s regular business hours, Monday – Friday 10-5pm, to view the exhibition!

 

 

About the artist:

Frank Carre is an amateur photographer with a background in cultural magazines focused on cinema and music. His love for music and films is often reflected in his photographs, in which the artist creates isolated scenarios with the intention to evoke diverse sensations, or simply for the spectator to enjoy them. These scenarios are created, framed, from apparently normal or daily life related, bringing a different point of view of objects, light, people, or even wildness.

To see more photographs by Frank Carre, visit his website at: https://frankcarre.com/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FrankCarrePhotography

and Flickr site at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/frankcarre/with/35534930034/

 

Diane Ponder: Keep in Touch

The Riverside Arts Center is pleased to present our latest off-site exhibition at Riverside Town Hall: “Keep in Touch,” a solo exhibition of recent collage drawings by Diane Ponder.The exhibition is on view in the first floor lobby at Riverside Town Hall at 27 Riverside Rd, Riverside, IL, from October 1, 2017 through mid January, 2018. The exhibition is free and open to the public during normal Village Town Hall business hours, M-F, 9 am – 3 pm.
Diane Ponder Image for Website
Artist’s statement:

“Little brushstrokes on a blank slate cause our mind to formulate and collect an explanation. Two dots can be eyes. Our tendency is to see ourselves and others.  Certain poses and layouts have expectations.Some of my figures are drawn in a small room with a small group. I’m using the standard figure drawing tropes and placing them in new interior design environments. How does that change how we see a layout in a magazine spread?  How does that change how we see people in an interior?

Other works depicting figures in multiple layered positions record space through time.”

Think and Wonder: Paintings and Photographs by Suzanne Zimmerman

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Suzanne Zimmerman leads a tour of "Think and Wonder" for her Riverside Brookfield High School AP Art Students, 9/18/17.

Suzanne Zimmerman leads a tour of “Think and Wonder” for her Riverside Brookfield High School AP Art Students, 9/18/17.

Riverside Arts Center at Village Town Hall is pleased to present Think and Wonder, an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Suzanne Zimmerman. The exhibition is on view in the first floor lobby at Village Town Hall at 27 Riverside Rd, Riverside, IL, from June 22 through mid-September, 2017. Town Hall open hours are Mondays – Fridays, 9-5pm.

Suzanne Zimmerman’s paintings and photographs embrace the moment, exploring the joy and hope in youth through text and whimsical imagery. The works in “Think and Wonder” express the pleasures of simple things — popsicles, the family dog, sibling camaraderie — and exuberantly embrace a belief in positive thinking and hopefulness for the future. Zimmerman is a studio artist and illustrator with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media from Columbia College Chicago. She is also an art instructor at Riverside Brookfield High School, through which she finds much of her inspiration.

RAC Member Spotlight at Riverside Town Hall: Beverly Rivera

The Riverside Arts Center is thrilled to announce our newest off-site solo exhibition at Riverside Village Town Hall.  Beverly Rivera is a local painter who is also a longtime RAC member!  Hovering between representation and abstraction, Rivera’s  landscapes and still lives are characterized by vibrant color, subtle brushwork, and attention to the inherent beauty of organic forms and materials. This solo exhibition is on view at Riverside Town Hall, 1st Floor, from February 1 – April 1, 2017.

The Riverside Art Center is pleased to highlight exceptional work by local artists at Riverside Town Hall. Exhibitions are located on the first floor lobby, and are always free and open to the public during regular business hours.

If you are interested in submitting your artwork for consideration, we encourage you to email images and/or a link to your website to rivarts@sbcglobal.net. Please use the subject heading “Village Hall Exhibition Proposal.”

Call for Visual Artists: Exhibit your work at Riverside Village Town Hall!

Put yourself in the picture! If you are a visual artist who is eager to get your work seen by a wider public, the Riverside Art Center’s ongoing series of solo exhibitions at Village Town Hall may be just the opportunity you’re looking for. In partnership with the Village of Riverside, RAC is pleased to highlight exceptional work by local artists through these 2-3 month long exhibitions, which are located on the first floor lobby and are always free and open to the public during regular Town Hall business hours.

The Riverside Arts Center is currently accepting submissions and proposals from local Chicagoland artists for solo exhibitions at Riverside Town Hall. All artworks must be two-dimensional and must come ready to hang on an existing wire picture hanging framework. If you are interested in submitting your artwork for consideration, we encourage you to apply by emailing images of your works and/or a link to your website to rivarts@sbcglobal.net. Please use the subject heading “Village Hall Exhibition Proposal.” We’ll respond to your query within 1-2 weeks. Thank you!

Paintings by Scott Cortese at Riverside Town Hall.

Paintings by Scott Cortese at Riverside Town Hall.

 

Sandra Ragen, "Clouds and Sunsets" at Village Town Hall.

Sandra Ragen, “Salt Water Sunset” from the exhibition Clouds and Sunsets at Village Town Hall.

 

Sandra Ragan: Clouds and Sunsets

On view at Riverside Town Hall, 1st Floor, August 1 – November 1, 2016.

The Riverside Art Center is pleased to highlight exceptional work by local artists at Riverside Town Hall. Exhibitions are located on the first floor lobby, and are always free and open to the public during regular business hours.

If you are interested in submitting your artwork for consideration, we encourage you to email images and/or a link to your website to rivarts@sbcglobal.net. Please use the subject heading “Village Hall Exhibition Proposal.”

Sandra Ragan. Salt Water Sunset. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24 inches.

Sandra Ragan. “Salt Water Sunset.” Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24 inches.

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Sandra Ragan, “Back-lit Blue Sky.” Oil on acrylic, 18 x 24 inches.

Artists’ Website: http://www.sanddansart.com/