All of our virtual exhibits, gallery exhibits, and events are made possible from grants from the Illinois Arts Council, A State Agency, The National Endowment for the Arts, the DuPage Foundation, Village of Addison, business sponsors, and ACA members and donors.
2022 Addison Art Guild Spring Members' Show
Addison Art Guild Holds Spring 2022 Reception at ACA
On Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 1 to 4 pm, the Addison Art Guild held a reception for their spring exhibition at the Addison Center for the Arts. In addition to food, art, raffle, and conversation, Joe Eddy Brown, the ACA’s house rock star provided music and mojo for the event.
Professional artist and art professor, Gary Schirmer, of COD and NIU awarded ribbons to several of the art works on display:
Best in Show “Oceanic Panopticon” by Julie Mars
First Places “Moonlight Magic” by Irma Pocius And “City Unearthed: The Remains of Time” by Annette Perone Leiber
Second Places “Tree Nymph” by Lisa Lucaccioni and “Monarch on Daisy” by Lyn Tietz
Honorable Mentions “Mountain View” by Janice Dunteman And “Reflection” by Tania Blanco
The exhibit continues for you to see in person at the gallery through April 29, 2022.
The Addison Art Guild meets once a month from September through May, usually at the Addison Village Hall or Addison Public Library. The Guild is a social organization of adults supporting each other in enhancing their understanding of art and art-making techniques. The Guild holds two art exhibitions a year in the Fall and Spring either at the Addison Village Hall or at Addison Center for the Arts. The AAG welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining the Addison Art Guild, the membership form can be found on the Addison Center for the Arts website under the “NEWS” menu listing at the top of the main page at addisoncenterforthearts.org.
2021 ADDISON ART GUILD VIRTUAL FALL MEMBERS' SHOW
2021 ADDISON ART GUILD VIRTUAL SPRING MEMBERS' SHOW
2020 ADDISON ART GUILD VIRTUAL MEMBERS' SHOW
“GIRL SCOUTS SAFELY PIVOT TO AN ON-LINE ART EXHIBIT IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 RISK”
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As an annexed facility to Addison Trail High School with shared District 88 resources and policies, The Addison Center for the Arts closed in March and has yet to reopen to the public. Naturally, the ACA had to postpone planned events and exhibitions. One of those events was the annual Girl Scouts SU 537/536 art exhibit and reception in June. Showing characteristic resilience, the girls suggested that the exhibit could be moved on-line. The Addison Center for the Arts is delighted to work with the scouts and host “Staying Connected through Art,” a virtual art exhibit on AddisonCenterfortheArts.org starting the first week of August 2020.
Girl Scouts Service Units 537 proudly belongs to Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. They are a younger girl service unit that includes the Daisy, Brownie and Junior levels of Girl Scouts. There are 297 girls and 146 adult volunteers in 31 troops. Girl Scouts Service Unit 536 consists of older girls in Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors.
“This year our Girl Scouts have had their cookie season interrupted, summer camps and troop camping trips cancelled, programs and meetings postponed, changed and cancelled. They have not been able to do a lot of things that they normally do since COVID-19 came into the picture, but being able to stay connected through art was a wonderful opportunity to come together as a service unit during this difficult time.
Art has always been and will always be one of the most special, creative outlets for our girls. The girls have made new friends through art, share and display their art for others in their communities through murals, kindness rocks and buddy benches. They have created art that will have a lifelong impact on their schools, places of worship, parks and homes.
All levels of Girl Scouts welcome new members to join at any time to be part of the largest girl led sisterhood out there. All levels from Daisies to Ambassadors have the opportunity to not only nurture their artistic side, but can go on many adventures along the way including camping, travel, doing things in their communities to help people, learning important life skills and so much more.”
~Heather Leslie, Troop Leader from SU 537
Marcus Pacheco and Dr. Lauren Keller of Addison encouraged the development of “Staying Connected through Art” by sponsoring the virtual exhibit.
"Dr. Keller and I have been profoundly impacted by Scouting and 4-H programs from our involvement in elementary school through the point of aging out. We believe these organizations offer a solid, well-rounded foundation for early development of leadership and problem solving skills by exposing members to a wide range of programs including fine arts, civics, computer coding, manufacturing and construction, nature conservation, first aid and others that could lead to future career choices. By giving back to the organizations that helped shape us into the adults we have become, we feel that we can do our part to build a stronger community, together."
~Marcus Pacheco, Board Member of the Addison Center for the Arts
One of the benefits of on-line art shows is that they can be enjoyed for as long as there is computer server space available to host them. The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana’s SU 536 and 537’s “Staying Connected through Art” will remain available to view at www.AddisonCenterfortheArts.org/stayingconnected.html for the immediate future.
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