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Collage Collective 3 at McCord Gallery


To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the art of collage which began with the work of Picasso and Braque McCord Gallery & Cultural Center will host Collage Collective 3 on Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Friday, Nov. 16.

The artists in the Collage Collective will exhibit their own sense of style as they explore the use of acrylic paints, mediums, gels, textures, layers, glazes, handmade papers, found objects, photographs, image transfers and altered magazine papers, maps and book pages.

Featured will be the work of Barb Arntzen, Janet Lewandowski, James Pavlatos, Jeanne Sulik, Sandy Finch, Mary Beth Lies and Pamela Peterson.

The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is at 9602 W. Creek Road (129th and La Grange Road), Palos Park. For more information, call 671-0648 or visit mccordgallery.org

The term collage derives from the French verb “coller” meaning “glue.” This term was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art, according to Wikepedia:

“Techniques of collage were first used at the time of the invention of paper in China, around 200 BC. The use of collage, however, remained very limited until the 10th century in Japan, when calligraphers began to apply glued paper, using texts on surfaces, when writing their poems.

“The technique of collage appeared in medieval Europe during the 13th century. Gold leaf panels started to be applied in Gothic cathedrals around the 15th and 16th century. Gemstones and other precious metals were applied to religious images, icons, and also, to coats of arms.”