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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Public Art Program Open House Feb. 8

Dear Deer

The Deerfield Fine Arts Commission will host a community open house to showcase the pieces selected for the seventh year of the Deerfield Public Art Program before they are put on display throughout the Village.

The event will be held in the Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Road, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, and will feature many of the artists who created this year’s pieces. Light refreshments will be served.

Multiple media are featured in this year’s selections and all selected artists live in Deerfield. Artists include Ruth Hecht, Kimberly Perl, Matt Plofsky, Bari Wieselman Schulman, Leslie Outten, Karen Grage, Linda Trytek, Elizabeth Castro and Brian Lantz, Robert S. Bloom and Amy Duffy. The artists will discuss their work and answer questions from the public in a “Meet the Artist” forum at the open house.

The specific artwork selected for display were chosen from submissions by a very talented pool of artists and were reviewed via jury process. The Fine Arts Commission is responsible for reviewing artwork submissions and making a final recommendation. The artists have agreed to loan their works of art for public display for up to one year.

Pieces from the previous Public Art Program will remain on display until the open house. 

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