• Lynne Kornecki

13th ANNUAL WEST CHICAGO ART BANNER EXHIBIT WINNERS ANNOUNCED & ON DISPLAY


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Eagles, Dragonflies, Skateboarders, and More Take Flight on Main Street Art Banners


West Chicago, Illinois: May 25, 2021 - The 13th Annual Art Banner Exhibit titled Take Flight, coordinated by the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission is now on display. The Commission hopes the artwork, hung on 23 street lamps along Main Street and West Washington Street, will inspire spirits to soar this summer.


More than 30 artists submitted work for the juried art show. Those chosen by an independent juror for their work to be included are: Kirk Kerndl, Aileen Luo, Margaret Bucholz, Laurie Perkins, Victoria Hynes, Bruce Treudt, Judith Horsley, Rebecca Hall, Philip Weibler, Barbara Badolato, Uwe Gsedl, Barbara Dunn, Linda Schmitt, Ellen Shwatal, Mark Poulterer, Pam Keller, Ann Frantzen, Jennifer Ross, Natalia Toreeva, Brad Kimme, Steve Omberg, Gregg Anderson and Dan Colin.


The resulting exhibit, now on display through September in downtown West Chicago, brings to life those ideas and more. Many of the participating artists included a statement about their work which will provide insight on their inspiration or interpretation of the theme, which may be found on the City’s website.


The public is invited downtown to explore the body of work in this exhibit with a downloadable map designed by graphic artist and Commission member Uwe Gsedl, and/or by using an interactive map found on the City’s website in the Maps Portal.


The Commission encourages everyone who views the exhibit to vote for their favorite banner in the People’s Choice Award. The winning artist will receive their banner at no charge and have other of their works featured in a future exhibit at City Hall. There is a limit of one vote per person and ballots may be found online at https://form.jotform.com/211434815981155.



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