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The Elmhurst Art Museum

The Elmhurst Art Museum
Two viewers examining a piece from "The Tremendous Alone", an exhibition of work by Matt Woodward at the Elmhurst Art Museum . December 31, 2011. (Photo credit: Zachary Johnson) Mies van der Rohe only  designed three houses in the US. One is in Connecticut, one is the Farnsworth House in Plano, IL, and the third, since 1994, is the home of the Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM). Now in its 32nd... 

Illuminate at Water Street Studios

Illuminate at Water Street Studios
Sean Williams. Light Miners (series). 2007. (Photo credit: Zachary Johnson) Philosopher Erich Fromm said that “creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” With Illuminate, the staff at Water Street Studios has decided new ideas are worth the risk. In seven gallery shows over the past two years, Water Street has displayed strong exhibitions, each including a vast range of... 

Suburban Rebels

Suburban Rebels
“Street art” and the more general term, “graffiti,” are both tools the common person can use to interact with the public. All it takes is a sticker or a scan of spray paint, and one can send a message out into the physical world. If you keep your eyes open in any urban center, it’s easy to find these guerilla forms of self-expression—but head into a smaller town and it becomes more of... 
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