Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Badge/Link In Right Hand Column

Hi! Just wanted to leave a quick post letting you all know there is now a badge with a link in the right hand column, that looks like the picture above, that you can click on and it will take you to the SDA-IL "Blind Eye" prospectus. Now you don't have to hunt down the old post to get the link. Thank you!

Weaver’s World                                     
Robots: Drawings and Mixed Media                   
June 8- July 14, 2012                                                                   
Opening Friday, June 8, 6-9:30 PM

Weaver’s World/ Robots: Drawings and Mixed Media

Soft robots comment on hard questions about humans’ use of technology. Papier-mâché interactive robots, bronze robots in embroidered boxes, and larger than life two-dimensional airbrushed cyborgs combine lush fabrics and vivid airbrushed colors.
“Kathy Weaver makes palatable harsh social issues such as war, discrimination, ecology, and technological displacement,”commented Steve Jones, director of the Robert T. Wright Gallery, College of Lake County.

Weaver is interested in robotics and it’s influence on our medical and military communities. She draws prototype robots developed in the Robotics Department at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the patients who are pioneers in using them. Sandro Mussa-Invaldi, director of the lab states, Kathy Weaver came as a quiet guest and acute observer of our research laboratories. (Her) drawings are a positive reminder of the long way that is ahead of us…”.

About the artist:
Kathy Weaver was awarded an Illinois State Artists project grant for Weaver’s World. She has recently exhibited in Crossing Lines, World Financial Center, New York, and Stitched Together, Art and Science, at Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois. Her works are in the collection of The Museum of Art and Design in New York, College of Lake County and private collections. Zia Gallery, Winnetka, Illinois, represents her work.
Kathy Weaver currently lives and maintains a studio in Highland Park, Illinois.

Location: The Art Center                                         Hours: Mon-Sat., 9:00am-4:30pm.
1957 Sheridan Road                                                  p.(847) 432-1888
Highland Park, Illinois                                                  f. (847) 432-9106