Community, Park Forest

New Exhibit at Tall Grass Art Association ‘Getting There’ Opens on Jan. 23

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—January 10, 2016. Tall Grass Arts Association’s, 367 Artists Walk, Park Forest, first exhibit of 2016 is ‘Getting There’ which opens with an artist’ reception on Saturday, January 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibit will run through February 27. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

‘Getting There’ is an exhibit of sixty-seven works which present a broad range of images to interpret the idea of moving, traveling seeking the curious and beautiful, and enjoying the adventure of moving down the highways, across the water, over the rails and through the skies.

Coming from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Rhode Island, artists in the show are: Marcus Alleyne, CouSandra Armstrong, Darcia Berg, Rose Blouin, Ed S Brickler, Richard Burd, Margie Criner, Alli Farkas, Nathaniel Foley, Anitra Frazier, Irene Ganas, Janet Glazar, Margi Hafer, Linda Hancock, Madeline Henry, Fran Hollander, Drew Hollingsworth, Laura Lein-Svencner, Carol Luc, Claudia McCarthy, Tim McCue, Janice Meister, Chuck Michaels, Harriett Miller, Carol Neal, Sandy Newell, Kristen Olivares, Kate Patterson, Stuart Pearson,  Gisele Perreault, Joseph Perryman, Ginny Raftery, Maxwell Ross, Julia Samuels, Warren Sims, Patricia Wiseman and Faye Zalecki.

The works in ‘Getting There’ include evocative, highly detailed black and white and color photographs; digitally manipulated images; drawings; oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings; woodcut and silkscreen prints; mixed media, collage and assemblage works; and sculpture pieces in metal, wood, and ceramic.

Ranging from small 8″ squares to a large installation sculpture piece that measures 10′ by 10′ by 7′, the exhibit provides realistic looks at historic train engines, police cars, and three-mast tall ships. Also on view will be abstract, inventive, whimsical, and mysterious compositions based on the blur of Marathon racers, the geometry of bicycle tracks, the overlapping fractions of images we experience speeding down the Interstate, and many other aspects of travel, time passing, and dreams of flight, the unknown, and freedom.

Curators/Jurors Richard Schmidt and Deborah Craemer promise the exhibit will stir memories, inspire awe, and leave visitors with a renewed sense of how rewarding not only reaching a destination, but simply making the journey can be.

For additional information and Gallery hours, visit or call 708-748-3377.