06 Apr Austin-Irving Library–April Arts Events
The Austin-Irving branch of the Chicago Public Library system is located at 6100 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago
Hours: Monday & Wednesday 12-8 pm • Tuesday & Thursday 10 am-6 pm •
Friday & Saturday 9 am-5 pm • Closed Sunday
A Northwest Side professional artist calls the Portraits of the Northwest Side exhibit “an expression of our area’s identity as defined by talented artists who call it home.” The show is too big for a single venue; part of it is at the library, and part is a block away at the Perkolator coffee house.
Both shows are hosted by A Shot of Art at Perkolator
Portraits of the Northwest Side (part 2)
This art show featuring 9 photographers is currently on exhibit and will continue through June 29th in the library’s 2nd floor gallery. Meet the artists Saturday, April 16th 2:00-4:00 pm
Portraits of the Northwest Side (part 1) features works in various media and is on exhibit just a block away at Perkolator, 6032 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago. Meet the artists Sunday, April 17th, 2:00-4:00 pm and enjoy coffee and a treat.
The work of collage artist Diana Nielsen is currently on display in the display cases just inside the library’s entrance. You can enjoy it through June 30th. I’ve seen photos of the artist’s collages, and find them interesting and witty. I will be stopping by the library soon to see the originals.
CRAFTERNOONS. Wednesdays, twice a month. April 6th and 20th, May 11th
Drop-in after-school program for elementary school aged children. Kids meet up with an instructor to do crafts and hang out with other kids. Crafts vary each meeting (painting, beading, mixed media, paper crafts, etc.) and children work at their own pace and skill level in a fun and relaxed setting.
MONTHLY BOOK DISCUSSION. Wednesday, April 20th
6:30 pm in the 2nd-floor community room
April’s title is A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman. This novel about “the angry old man next door” is a feel-good story. If interested, please inquire about copy availability by calling 312.744.6222 or coming into the Austin-Irving branch.