Art at the Glen
THE 4TH ANNUAL ART AT THE GLEN BOASTS OVER 200 ARTISTS, OFFERING HIGHEST QUALITY OF ART
Over 150,000 Art Enthusiasts and Artists Paint the Streets of The Glen
GLENVIEW, IL – July 24th, 2007 –– After the launch of Art at The Glen Town Center in 2004, this elite art festival has soared to the #15 ranked in the country. With more than 200 juried artists participating and hundreds of art enthusiasts filling the bustling streets of The Glen, it’s no wonder that people travel from near and far to attend. Along with dozens of stores and restaurants surrounding the festival tents, The Glen Town Center provides a unique art show location. Constructed on the former site of the Glenview Naval Air Station and Hangar One, the setting still embraces the influence of the community’s role in aviation history. Throughout the weekend of Saturday, August 11th, and Sunday, August 12th, art enthusiasts will enjoy a plethora of art forms: original paintings, photography, furniture, sculpture, jewelry, glass and more.
Highlights of this season’s festival includes:
- Learn about the art of sushi at the renowned RA Sushi
- Kids’ activities include Art Fest Bingo and Paint-a-car
- Enjoy a live glass blowing demonstration by Daniel M. Marder of Making Glass LLC studio and gallery. Marder will sell glass roses of which all proceeds with benefit cystic fibrosis.
- Live music will include Cirrus Falcon’s acoustic rock, the smooth jazz of the Showtyme Jazz Duo, harpist Arrian Lydon, and Australia’s Didjeridoos.
Among the artists represented, art lovers will enjoy local representatives’ work and that from artists far from home. Below is a sampling:
- Agnes Rathonyi, the 2006 Art at the Glen Best of Show award recipient, remains one of North America’s most distinct contemporary painters. Born in Hungary, Agnes fled the country and planted her roots in Ontario, Canada.
- Flying in from Tampa, Florida, Duncan McClellan has always had a fascination with glass and metal blowing. Mixing fire-polishing methods and a six-stage grinding and polishing process, Duncan creates one-of-a-kind glass bowls, vases, sculptures and more.
- Amos Amit, of Los Angeles, is one of the leading Batik artists in the entire country. Born in Israel in 1945, he attended universities in Jerusalem and Pomona, California. He has won numerous national and international awards for his unique design and highly detailed art pieces. Five other international Israeli artists will be present.
- Laura Junge, an emerging female Chicago artist, paints with oils of various consistencies. Her paintings reflect current political conflicts and personal issues in her life.
Festival hours are Saturday-Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. Free admission. For more information, visit www.amdurproductions.com or call 847-926-4300.