Art & Music at AIR Studio & Gallery, Saturday, Sept. 29

Join us for the opening reception of our 5th Annual Group Show, as the 15 artist members of AIR display paintings, photography and sculptural work in our beautiful gallery space in downtown Glencoe, IL.

We are excited to welcome the trio “Going Great,” who will play a set at 6pm in the gallery! “Going Great” is one Mary Beth, two Davids, three guitars (one homemade), and a trumpet. They’re singer-curators of pop and rock tunes ranging from the slightly familiar to the not-at-all familiar. Fun and harmonies are also on the program.

Light snacks will be served.

AIR Member Dr. Moore Brings “Girl Power” to the Studio!

Artist and retired school-superintendent Dr. Valorie Moore recently held an art workshop for a “Girl Power” group she and other parents and professionals from Chicago’s north side formed to mentor young girls aged 6-8. The four girls and their moms gathered at the Artists-in-Residence (A.I.R.) Artspace and Gallery at 348 Tudor Court in Glencoe on a sunny afternoon in July to make art together in a “real art studio.”

Artists-in-Residence is an association of 15 local artists including Dr. Moore. Dr. Moore works on site to create her realistic oil paintings. Member artists work and display art for sale in a light-filled storefront space across the street from Writer’s Theatre in downtown Glencoe. Since 2013, A.I.R. has existed as a supportive work and gallery space for local artists.

Dr. Moore shared images of artworks with the girls attending the workshop and together they created one large work from the individual pieces they created. The artistic experience was followed by snacks and the added bonus of a visit to Friends’ Park across the street.

The “Girl Power” group was inspired by the desire to nurture the self-esteem, emotional well-being, and academic power of young girls as they learn about various topics in society from a social, activist and innovative perspective. Their goal is to empower the girls by exposing them to STEAM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), authors, and educational events, while teaching them to stand up against bullying and other negative social forces.

Research shows that empowering young girls between the ages of 6 to 8 better prepares them to cope with life, to build good self-esteem and self-love before entering middle school, where many of the social, emotional and self-esteem issues appear with the onset of adolescence.

For more information about Artists-in-Residence email us at airstudio348@gmail or check us out on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/airstudio348and Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/airstudio348/. For more information about the “Girl Power” group, please email Dr. Valorie Moore: researchvmm@gmail.com.

Art Makers North SMALL WORKS Opens Dec. 1

44 members of Art Makers North, an artists networking group on the North Shore organized by Ann Rosen, past director of the Art Center in Highland Park, will be exhibiting “Small Works” at A.I.R. Gallery. The opening reception is Friday, December 1 from 4 pm until 7 pm. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served.

Most of the art displayed will be 12″x12″ or smaller, priced for gift-giving and collecting. We are a co-op workspace and do not keep retail hours; if you can’t attend the opening, please send us an email to set up a good time to visit.

 

Next Meeting at A.I.R. August 9!

AIR members will meet Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at noon at the studio-
bring a brown bag lunch, maybe meet an AIR artist you haven’t met before, and we will discuss the possibility of doing a group show in the fall.
See you then!

INDOOR SIDEWALK SALE at A.I.R.!

artwork by Kate Sullivan

9 AM till 5 PM
Friday, June 23, 2017
at AIR Studio & Gallery, 348 Tudor Court in Glencoe, IL

In conjunction with the Annual Glencoe Sidewalk Sale on Park and Vernon Avenues in the downtown Glencoe, IL business district, artists from the AIR Studio group will be offering artworks small and large, handmade earrings, hand painted scarves and cards for sale.

Parking is available in the business district, adjacent streets and in the commuter parking lots, just across Green Bay Road at Park Avenue. There are a number of places to enjoy lunch, a glass of wine, coffee or a snack just steps from the gallery.

Come on by!

New Exhibit: Kristy Raines Loving & Reginald Coleman

3/20/17
A.I.R. Gallery proudly announces the opening of 2-person show “The Target Series/Other Voices,” the work of North Shore artists Reginald Coleman and Kristy Raines Loving. The opening reception will be Saturday, April 1 from 4-7 pm at A.I.R. Gallery, 348 Tudor Court in Glencoe (across from the Writers Theatre). The public is welcome.

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Kristy Raines Loving, BESSIE COLEMAN 20″ x16″ pencil on board

 

A.I.R. Gallery member and Riverwoods resident Kristy Raines Loving created her “Other Voices” series of portraits after researching African Americans who “defied all odds, transcended all barriers to become ‘the first’ in many fields, from science, to education, politics and government.” Loving’s subtly powerful portraits were created on board using her distinctive “squiggly line” approach to colored pencil technique.

Loving says she was “born an artist,” but didn’t seriously pursue art until she was an adult with a family, starting with classes at The Art Center, Highland Park and continuing at Northern Illinois University, where she earned a MFA degree in painting and drawing, studying with Reginald Coleman. For more about Loving’s work, visit her website at kristyrainesloving.com/.

Reginald Coleman – Target Series

Reginald Coleman TARGET SERIES Mixed Media

For his “Target Series” Lake Bluff resident Reginald Coleman revisited a theme he has explored previously in his career as a teacher and artist. Coleman holds BFA and MFA degrees from the University of Oklahoma and has exhibited at Neville-Sargent Gallery in Chicago, the College of Lake County and Barat College in Lake Forest, among other venues. His work is in numerous prestigious collections; for details please visit his website at his website at reginaldcolemanartist.com.

Coleman’s current work combines graphic markings with images from 1960s era magazines, dense with content, history and a bit of humor. Coleman has manipulated images and text to entice the viewer to view the compositional structure. Coleman says “I always want composition – how it is – to trump content – what it is.”

The exhibit will run through April 30. After the opening reception, hours are by appointment: please contact A.I.R. Gallery at airstudio348@gmail.com.

Kristy Raines Loving colored pencil on board

Kristy Raines Loving –
colored pencil on board