If you happen to be in downtown La Grange this month, go over to 122 Calendar and see their window display. That’s the address of the La Grange Art League. And there you’ll see a really wonderful installation (something very in in the art world). Three white mannequins each wrapped in a primary color, three digital frames, two banners with photographs on them and the words “Let your creativity soar…Art classes can be your wings” . It is really marvelous!
The League wanted to showcase the opening of their autumn art classes, so they asked Margaret Prescott for inspiration. A graduate in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois and a trade show and museum exhibit designer, Margaret chose to celebrate the creativity that art classes can bring out. Coming from what looks like paint puddles on the ground, the bright color fabrics burst out and encircle the white figures. When you look down, you can see pictures of the teachers and examples of their work: and they keep changing. After dark, it’s even more fun because the ever changing photographs show up better. I went by late yesterday for ice cream at Tate’s, walked around the corner and joined a few others enjoying the soft late summer evening and the show.
In case you want to let your creativity soar, registration is going on now, classes start September 16th. The gallery is open week days and Saturdays 10am to 5pm. Walk in, ask for an application and find your wings.