Friday, February 01, 2008

Free exhibit in Chicago

Petronele Gerlikiene: Embroidered Myths and Everyday Stories
January 12 through April 6, 2008
Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Avenue Galleries
78 E. Washington Street

One of the most acclaimed, self-taught Lithuanian-American artists, Petronele Gerlikiene was born in Chicago in 1905 and died in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1979. She spent most of her life working in the countryside but, after retiring in 1972, she moved to the capital to live with her artist son. Fond of needlework and embroidery, she started to create her own compositions on curtains and rugs, with different trees as the central motifs, often surrounded by people and animals, sometimes referring to Lithuanian myths or simple daily life experiences. Organized by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs in cooperation with the Lithuanian Art Gallery Ciurlionis, Inc. and the Lithuanian Consulate in Chicago. Programs. Brochure.

For information about other Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs events, visit the Department of Cultural Affairs website. Department of Cultural Affairs: 312-744-6630
web site link HERE


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