The first major exhibition of large scale drawings by local artist, Raul Maldonado.
Learn more about Architecture of Hope—the Treasures of Intuit with curator, Roger Manley.
Please join us for the opening reception of Architecture of Hope – the Treasures of Intuit.
Born Badaskhan Ermoyan in what was then Armenia, Zakoian developed her artistic talent in her adopted home of Chicago, where she also acquired the nickname Betty. Many of her colorful and expressive paintings document her tragic life story. Her parents were killed in 1915 during the Turkish genocide of Armenians. Only seven, Zakoian and her […]
Although not discovered until after their deaths, the art of Clarence and Grace Woolsey has become recognized as being among the most significant pieces in American folk art in recent years. The legacy that the couple left behind includes more than 200 sculptures created or covered completely in bottle caps. It is said that the […]
Willie White was born to a farming couple in Natchez, MS. He attended school through the third grade and in 1929, left Natchez to work on Mississippi “quarter boats,” repairing and securing the river levees. White later moved to New Orleans and worked as a waiter for nearly 20 years before being employed as a […]
Wesley Willis, a local Chicago icon who achieved cult-like status, was best known for his live performances and quirky, offbeat songwriting. But Willis also developed a following as a visual artist, creating poster board pen and marker drawings of Chicago cityscapes and street scenes. Diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1989, Willis claimed to use art as […]
An artist about whom very little is known, it is believed that Wentworth died around 1960. He worked in the San Francisco area in the 1950s, but spent most of his life in Southern California. A legend grew that his P.M. moniker derived from his evening work as a night watchman at a naval facility, […]
Born in Porto Castillo, Honduras, and raised in Belize, Derek Webster came to the United States in 1964 to visit his sister and decided to stay. As a young man, Webster had worked as a freighter quartermaster, a job that took him to such ports of call as Haiti, Cuba, Portugal, Venezuela and Liberia. Once […]
Eugene von Bruenchenhein was born in Marinette, WI, and lost his mother when he was seven. His widower father, a sign painter and shopkeeper, later remarried to a woman who had published treatises on evolution, believed in reincarnation, and painted floral still lifes. Although he did not finish high school, von Bruenchenhein became fascinated with […]