BAA & fotoMuses

"Spring Sisters" by Marianne McKoveck

May 9 – June 6

Reception: May 17, between 2-4PM
Gallery I:  BAA Members Spring Show: "Think Outside the Box"

The Bloomingdale Artists Association is a group of local artists interested in expanding their knowledge of various media styles. The work in this show is the result of their latest project and routinely includes watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography, decoupage, sculpture, pen/ink, pastels, colored pencils, charcoal and more. Selected works will be offered for sale; negotiation/delivery details will be handled by the artists. Proceeds benefit the annual BAA Scholarship Fund.

The group meets at the Museum at 7 p.m., the second Wednesday of each month from September  through May. Each session consists of a lecture or hands-on workshop. The drop-in fee is $5, or $25 per year. Contact the Museum for more information.

Gallery II: fotoMuses: “Images à la Sauvette” (Images on the Run)

In this exhibit, the fotoMuses pay homage to the great Henri Cartier-Bresson using the original title of a collection of his photographs, “Images à la Sauvette” (Images on the Run). As photographers, the fotoMuses are well aware of “The Decisive Moment,” as it applies to Cartier-Bresson’s work. In an article published April 1, 2014 by “fotographia,” the fotoMuses learned that “The Decisive Moment” was the English title of Cartier-Bresson's work, cited above and published in 1952 in France. The fotoMuses are pleased and excited to pay homage to one of the great 20th-century masters of photography.

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Professional Art Quilters Alliance & Civil War Exhibit

Homage to the Civil War

June 27 – August 1

Reception: July 19, between 2-5PM
Gallery I:  PAQA Midwest Art Quilt Challenge
The challenge to members of PAQA (Professional Art Quilters Alliance) was to make an 18-inch square quilt using the theme “The Midwest.” The 25 exhibited quilts consist of a wide range of styles and techniques. All meet the basic definition of a “quilt,” which is three layers of fabric held together by stitching. PAQA consists of approximately 60 members from Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. They meet monthly in Naperville.
Gallery II: Homage to the Civil War  
This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War. This exhibition honors those soldiers who valiantly fought to save the Union, with an emphasis on those from the Bloomingdale area. Learn about life during the turbulent years of the war. See photographs and biographies of the 75 local men who served. Uniforms, battle maps, drawings of iron-clad warships, camp equipment and home furnishings will be displayed.

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