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“Cityscapes: Portraits of the Second City”
Audrey McCartney Barrett, nationally
recognized artist and Glenview Resident will
exhibit her latest works, ‘Cityscapes: Portraits of the Second City,’ from January 4, 2012 through February 28, 2012 at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, Illinois.
Barrett’s work focuses on the Chicago urban
environments. She brings out the distinct personality, color, and bursting vitality of the neighborhoods.
She achieves her distinct style by first
emphasizing perspective and using thinned acrylic paint and fluid washes. Once her intent is established she switches to “sensuous oil paint” capturing past,
present and future.
The viewer of her paintings is drawn in by a
unique combination of her use of perspective, color and her passion for architectural forms and embellished facades.
She explains that her challenge is to capture “The energy, rhythm, and emotional feeling of the place I am painting” She adds, “I sense the solid foundation in this city. I hope to engage the viewer and share a moment of connection.”
Barrett is an experienced artist and her work
is seen in both corporate and private collections including the Illinois State Museum’s permanent collection .
In Chicago her work has been most recently
shown in the River North Gallerie MK, and the Homey Gallery in the Chicago Lakeview neighborhood.
Barrett, a native of Long Island, New York
and has lived in the Chicago area for most of her adult life. She became a resident of Glenview in 2004.
She is thankful that through her art she can
share with others her vision of the neighborhoods of Chicago. Art lovers as well as those who appreciate the unique Chicago neighborhoods will enjoy
viewing Barrett’s work at the Glenview Library Exhibit.
The beautifully designed, well-lit, and versatile Art Gallery space in the main lobby of the new Glenview Public
Library allows the Library to host public art exhibits in the heart of downtown Glenview.
Barrett’s exhibition is the latest in the
Glenview Library, ‘The Art in the Library’ exhibit program which features the work of many talented, local artists.
According to Jennifer Black of the Glenview
Library, “Revolving exhibits and Gallery Talks provide library patrons with ataste of local culture on their visit to the Glenview Public Library.”
More About Glenview Public Library
The Glenview Public library was founded by a group of visionaries during the midst of the Great Depression. The Library has expanded its roots in the same corner of downtown Glenview since 1930, from the original home in the Village Hall to the permanent facility in 1955. A new 85,000 square foot state-of-the art facility was launched in October 2010. It offers various programs each week and provides community members of all ages with learning and growing opportunities. The Glenview Public Library's mission is to educate, inspire, enrich and entertain.
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