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FREEPORT, Illinois — The Momentum Art Guild has cooperated with the Freeport Art Museum (FAM) to display the exhibition, titled “Windows,” in the Contemporary Gallery. This exhibition will feature more than a dozen art works created with old windows. The inspiration for the exhibit came from one of the guild members who happened upon a stack of old windows given to her by a neighbor. Ellie Bartels, also the current guild president, thought “these windows are too nice to just throw away; I wonder what we can create with them?”
Bartels approached the rest of the guild members, and the idea for a windows exhibit was born. Several of the members were eager to participate, and one by one, picked up a window. The windows were taken home, and each member transformed the structure of glass, wood and old paint into a new image of creativity. Illustrating the diversity of the group, the windows reflect a multitude of styles, techniques and artistic media.
To showcase the guild’s newest collection of repurposed window art, the FAM agreed to schedule the display for exhibition in the second-floor Contemporary Gallery of the museum. The opening reception for the exhibit will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4. Many of the artists will be present, and the community is welcome to attend this free event. Stop by to enjoy refreshments, stimulating conversations with the artists and to view the variety of window art pieces.
For more about the Momentum Art Guild, visit www.momentumartguild.org. FAM is at 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport, Illinois, and can be reached at (815) 235-9755.
Posted Oct. 3, 2014