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Clarke Art Professor Featured in Chicago Cultural Center Juried Exhibit

posted on November 7, 2006

Clarke College Chair and Professor of Art Louise Kames was recently selected to have her art included in a juried exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center. The exhibit will feature works of all media by over 50 artists who have spent time at the Ragdale Foundation, an artists’ community and residency program in Lake Forest, Ill. Kames was an artist-in-residence at Ragdale during a sabbatical in 2002. Kames’ work selected for the exhibit is an etching entitled “Olivia.”

The exhibit concludes the 30th anniversary celebration of the Ragdale Foundation and will run from November 17 through January 13. The show was juried by Margaret Hawkins, an art critic for the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper and the Chicago correspondent for “ArtNews.”

The Ragdale Foundation has served artists, writers and composers since its founding in 1976. A non-profit organization, Ragdale now hosts up to 200 artists and writers each year, making it the fourth largest artists’ community in the country and the largest interdisciplinary one in the Midwest. The house and gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are among the few surviving examples of the Arts and Crafts movement in the country.

Other artists featured in the exhibit include Barbara Cooper, Roland Kulla, Audrey Niffenegger, Olivia Petrides, Beth Reitmeyer and E.W. Ross.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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