Through the Cracks, the Light Comes In
October 12 – November 3, 2018
“Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack, a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”
To celebrate Arts and Humanities month, Oak Park Art League presents an international juried exhibition exploring the theme of beauty emerging out of that which has been broken.
Leonard Cohen said about his lyrics, “...there is a crack in everything that you can put together: physical objects, mental objects, constructions of any kind. But that’s where the light gets in, and that’s where the resurrection is...where the return,...where the repentance is. It is with the confrontation, with the brokenness of things.”
The exhibition is open to artists of all mediums who are over 18 years of age.
Judge: Douglas Stapleton, Art Curator, Illinois State Museum
Out of a total 144 submitted works 22 were chosen.
First Prize: $300 + 1 Year Membership
Tricia Rumbolz, Magic Text Circle (A Gift to Myself), Archival Ink on Paper, 40 x 40"
Runner up: $100 + 1 Year $100 Artist Membership
Zoe Beaudry, Going Up, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 20"
David Gilbert, Surrender, Black & White Photograph, 20 x 26"
Third Place: 1 Year $100 Artist Membership
Jesse Howard, A Street Warrior on The Move
Estefani Mercedes, Los Relicarios