Landfills: Lifestyle or Landscape, Bloomingdale Park District

“Museum hosts Chicago Sculpture International’s “Landfills: Lifestyle or Landscape” exhibition”


“Landfills” promises to be a journey into the world of sculpture that is driven by collective consciousnessand a never ending source of individual inspiration. The viewer will see dramatic, sensuous, evolutionary work whose materials have literally and physically metamorphosed from their original, fragmented street meaning to become  objects within the context of an art gallery at the historic Bloomingdale Park District Museum.

The exhibition consists of work by eight members of Chicago Sculpture International: Sarah Barnhart-Fields, Carol Brookes, Donna Hapac, Ray Katz, Mimi Peterson, Gina Lee Robbins, Roy L. Rogers and Toby Zallman.Chicago Sculpture International believes that the creation and exhibition of sculpture is a unique and vital contribution to society. They hope to engage artists and art professionals in a dialogue to advance the art form.

Donna Hapac, one of the artists, states, “Nature inspires me. I focus on the structures and patterns that I find in nature and build open, container-like sculptures that evoke plant and animal forms.”

Many of the works mime societal attitudes toward sustainability and the Earth.Whether interpreted as landscape or lifestyle, beautiful or ugly, industrial or craft-made, intentionally designed or unearthed, the allegory of ideas and sculptures speaks about a culture of social disruption.

Reception: Meet with the artists and enjoy refreshments at a reception between 2 and 4 p.m., August 30 at the Museum. Call (630) 339-3570 for more information. Museum hours are 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays; and noon to 4 p.m., Saturdays.


Libbie Beaudet