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to Aug 9

Forgotten Illinois - Group Art Exhibit

CAVA and the North Shore Art League are hosting this joint event especially to showcase artwork that sheds light on significant but sometimes overlooked or obscure events in the history of Illinois. This unique exhibition will feature paintings, prints, photography, drawings, fiber art, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics. Each thoughtfully created artwork will tell a story, interpret an event, or reveal new insights about Illinois' history from a twenty-first century perspective.

Opening reception: Thursday, July 18, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

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1:00 PM13:00

Art & Poetry Event

Sponsored by the Illinois State Poetry Society and the Downers Grove Artists’ Guild, this is always a very popular event. An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning. The Illinois State Poetry society authors will draw inspiration from art submitted by the Downers Grove artists and read their original poems out loud as each one is shown.

Dorothy will be participating as both an author and an artist.

Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all. Parking is free in the lot or on the street.

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to Apr 14

Pop-Up Gallery for the DG Artist's Guild

  • Storefront - Next to the LaGrange Art League (map)
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Friday, April 4th, 6pm to 9pm Free to the public, refreshments will be served.


Friday, 11:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday, April 13th, 11:00am to 7:00pm, Sunday, April 14th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Parking is free in the lot across the street, or on the street, three hour limit.

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to Apr 29

Best of the Best Art Exhibit

  • Mayslake Peabody Estate (map)
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Enjoy the best of award winning works from the members of twelve local art leagues who have distinguished themselves over the past year. In this exhibition, Dorothy represents the Midwest Collage Society and the Downers Grove Artists’ Guild with one artwork from each.

Please join us for a free two-hour reception on April 4 at 6 p.m.

All ages are welcome. Attendance is free. Parking is free.

HOURS: Mondays 9am to 3pm, Tuesdays 9am to 3pm, Wednesdays 9am to 3pm, Thu 9am to 3pm, Fridays 9am to 3pm, Saturdays 9am to 1pm, Sundays CLOSED

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to Nov 3

If You Only Knew - National Invitational Fine Art Exhibition

If You Only Knew breaks down the barriers between artist and viewer through letters personally written by each artist. Steeped in mystery and surprise, these letters hold the key to unlocking revelations about each artist and the work they have created. Whether funny, heartfelt, shocking, or private, it is up to the visitors to discover what lies behind the art displayed before them. Who knows what mysteries await?

Hosted by the Freeport Art Museum. Curated by Joe and Kathleen Isacson.

Dorothy Bury Shaw’s poignant painting, Tender Mercies, is featured in this exhibit.

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