July Hemingway events at the Oak Park Art League!
The Oak Park Art League celebrated Ernest Hemingway with exhibitions, a book discussion and a series of writing events, as our historic Carriage House Gallery doubled as a Writers Salon during the month of July!
July 8 - August 5: Moveable Feast Exhibition
Opening Reception July 8th, 7:00-9:00pm
OPAL's "Moveable Feast" main gallery exhibition called for work inspired by the life, travels and writing of hometown author and literary giant, Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway lived large and his experiences and novels provide vivid themes for artists to explore: World War I, Paris cafes, Cuban culture, Spanish bullfighting, African safaris, Key West fishing, horseracing, artists, authors and poets, food and good whiskey. The Art League’s historic Carriage House Gallery and the Moveable Feast exhibition were a venue for visiting Hemingway Scholars in Chicago during the International Hemingway Conference, hosted by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park.
|July 8 - August 5: Grace!
Ernest Hemingway’s mother Grace Hall Hemingway painted lush landscapes and stark desert scenes, country roads and beloved places. A tireless supporter of arts and culture, Grace was an active member of the Oak Park Art League for nearly two decades in the 1930's & 40's and served as a Board Director for six years. A selection of Grace's work were on display in conjunction with the Moveable Feast exhibition.