Chicago: The Workers


Area artist Peter Hagerty presents his exhibit “Chicago: The Workers.” There will be 16 oil portraits of past Chicagoans  who exemplified Chicago’s work ethic by committing themselves to showing up at a job every day and performing a task.

Local residents include Glen Ellyn author Bill Slaven and past Wheaton Jewelers owner Albert Rifkind. Other Chicagoans of note include: Cardinal George, Mike Royko and Wally Phillips.

October 1 – 31, 2014.

Glen Ellyn Public Library. 2nd Floor Gallery.

400 Duane Street.



Chicago Reflections: The Past 150 Years

June 3 – 30, 2013MARCOS RAYA

Downers Grove Public Library
1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 960-1200

An exhibit of 20 oil portraits by local artist Peter Hagerty.  The portraits focus on culturally significant Chicagoan’s from the past 150 years.

Contemporary Chicagoan’s depicted in this exhibit include: Cardinal Francis George, Marcos Raya – a Pilsen muralist, and Vincent Falk – famous for his neon colored suits.

Peter Hagerty Exhibition

Chicago-born artist Peter Hagerty returns to the Glen Ellyn Public Library with a new exhibition of paintings.

The show is entitled “Our Remembrances: Portraits of Chicago.”

“Our Remembrances”  is part of Hagerty’s “Portraits of the City” project. The project is intended to memorialize those native Chicagoans who have been cultural innovators.

The show runs September 4 – 30, 2012.

Glen Ellyn Public Library
400 Duane Street Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-0879
2nd Floor Gallery