Coming up fast at ZIA Gallery: Two Must-See Exhibitions!
Expect an explosion of color and exuberance with ZIA Gallery’s next exhibition! To Summon Spring features a great line-up of Gallery Artists and Artworks – Mary Burke, Melissa Jay Craig, Michael Cutlip, Karina Hean, Charles Gniech, Anne Hughes, Ted Preuss, Jonathan Ricci, Fumiko Toda, John Vlahakis and Kathy Weaver. Opening Reception is next Saturday, February 22, 5:00 – 7:00pm at ZIA Gallery, 548 Chestnut St., Winnetka, IL 60093. The exhibition runs through March 15, 2014.
Immediately following, ZIA Gallery presents another intriguing exhibition: Iceland Inspired. More and more artists are finding their way to Iceland and discovering the wonders of the land and its fascinating geotectonic geology. Photographer and environmentally aware John Vlahakis and mixed media painter Jonathan Ricci recently spent extended time in Iceland creating considerable bodies of work. Last summer, Ricci turned a two-month artist’s residency in Skagastrond into a productive period developing paintings infused with abstract references to land, maps and bird-life. Works conceived from that time will be on exhibit. John Vlahakis chose February as the month to compose remarkable images including a number of large-scale photographs. His work elicits frequent expressions of awe. Internationally acclaimed National Geographic photographer Bob Krist and mixed media painter Anne Hughes serve as bookends to the exhibition with a smaller amount of work equally inspired by time spent in Iceland. The exhibition opens March 22, 5 – 7pm and runs through April 26th, 2014. See how Iceland is influencing art in Iceland Inspired.
To Summon Spring works pictured by:
Ted Preuss, Mary Burke, Melissa Jay Craig and Michael Cutlip
Kathy Weaver, Karina Hean, Charles Gniech, and Fumiko Toda
Jonathan Ricci, John Vlahakis, and Anne Hughes
548 Chestnut St.
Winnetka, IL 60093