Someone to Watch Over Me
Featuring Artwork by Robert Kameczura
Heaven & Earth Pen & Ink Drawing
by Bert MencoOPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1999
(12:00 - 2:00 p.m.)On Exhibition at the Bailiwick Arts Center
1229 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL
through January 8, 1999BIOGRAPHIES
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Mr. Kameczura created his "Aynjills" series specifically for this exhibition. "'Aynjills' are different, though related creatures to 'Angels'. 'Aynjills are a select type of creature in this family of 'winged spirits'", remarks Kameczura. "They are human-like creatures composed of some indeterminate diaphanous form of matter," he states. "The wings are not for lift as this would violate the laws of physics, they are rather for navigation. Lift is provided by a special power that Aynjills have. Aynjills are from a half a dimension away and occasionally wander into our world. When here, they do good things because they are wise and enlightened beings. They prefer to visit earth on star filled nights and are fascinated by anything that glows in the dark. They like music, beautiful objects and children. Preferring not to be seen, their good deeds often save lives. Sailors sometimes see lights in the fog which help them avoid rocky shores. These lights are often the work of Aynjills."
Robert is a self-taught artist, with a B.A. in Poetry and Creative Writing from Columbia College. He is also a photographer and professional calligrapher. His artwork has been exhibited at the University of Illinois at Springfield, Fermilab Art Gallery, Builder's Bank Gallery, Joliet College, Artemesia Gallery, and at the Polish Consulate of Chicago, just to name a few. Robert's work was previously exhibited at Bailiwick in Anatomically Correct's exhibition "Shakespeare in Art".
Bert arrived in the United States in 1982 from the Netherlands and began work in the Department of Neurobiology and Physiology at Northwestern University as a Research Associate Professor. Bert studied art at the Wekwinkel, Wageningen in the Netherlands, at Lanchester Polytechnic in Coventry, U.K., the North Shore Art League in Winnetka, IL and the Noyes Cultural Center in Evanston, IL. Bert continues to study printmaking at the Evanston Art Center.
In England, Bert's artwork has been exhibited at the Cultural Center in Leamington Spa and at the Warwick Gallery. In Chicago, he has exhibited at the Evanston Art Center, the Elmhurst Art Museum, the Dittmar Gallery at Northwestern University, the Columbia Center for Book & Paper Arts, Printworks Gallery and in Anatomically Correct's travelling exhibition "The Journey: Art by Jewish Immigrants" (Steppenwolf Theatre & the Skokie Public Library).
Heaven and Earth
Pen & Ink
24" x 18"
Oil on Masonite
24" x 20"
studied painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received
her B.A. in graphics, painting and printmaking from Columbia College. She has taught
painting and design at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and monoprint workshops at the
Evanston Art Center.
Her work has been exhibited at Genesis Gallery, Jan Cicero Gallery and at the Evanston Art Center. She has received numerous awards including the 24th Bradley National Print & Drawing Exhibition Purchase Award, the Alice & Arthur Baer Art Competition and Exhibition Honorable Mention. She also received the Pougialis Award by Columbia College for excellence in painting. Collectors of her work include Arlington Heights Hospital, Christ Hospital and Cardinal Joseph Bernadine.
35" x 31 1/2"
21" x 16"
Jill studied fine art and illustration, earning a degree from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. After graduating, she continued her studies and served on the Board of Directors of the Palette and Chisel Academy. Her artwork has been shown at the Beverly Fine Art Center, ARC Gallery, and the Chicago Artists' Coalition's Art Open. Her work has been featured in Revere Graphics and Enteron Group's Calendars and works as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and painter.
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