Artists and non-artists alike looking for Thursday plans and who aren’t still recovering from St. Patrick’s Day should look no further…
Beginning March 19th – April 24th, The American Academy of Art will be hosting the Society of Illustrators traveling exhibition. The prestigious organization has chosen the Academy, which happens to be my Alma Mater, as the exclusive host for the Chicago-area.
“We’re proud to host this exhibit at the Academy, given our long history of producing accomplished illustrators,” – Academy President Richard Otto.
Look to see a high quality show that boasts some of the best illustration talent around. The show consists of 40 original works and will be held in the Bill L. Parks Gallery, 332 South Michigan Avenue.
“Since its founding in 1923, the American Academy of Art has trained and educated some of the nation’s most notable and prolific fine artists and illustrators, including: Haddon Sundblom, illustrator of the original Coca-Cola Santa Claus; Gil Elvgren, famed for pin-up art during WWII; T. Allan Lawson, fine-arts painter commissioned to paint the White House holiday card in 2008; and noted comic book and graphic novel artist Alex Ross, among dozens of other greats.”
The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday – Thursday, from 11a.m. to 4p.m., or by appointment. A special media and student preview will be hosted from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 19.