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Workshop: Moving Beyond, Exploring the creative process through transforming a previous artwork

Taught by Anne Hughes
Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 10:30AM-12:30PM
Fee: $40; AIR members $25
REGISTER: email or text 708-466-3519

It is quite common to “complete” a work and discover months or years later that you are no longer satisfied. Instead of holding onto the work for nostalgia’s sake, why not take on an adventure toward transformation. You may be surprised with how it can continue to evolve. Letting go of what came before can lead you into new territory, explorations, and perceptions.

Bring in a painting or drawing you no longer care about. Also, remember to bring your painting materials! Be prepared to start from a new approach. The approach will be revealed when all participants gather.

Recycle your art and aim for that higher level of exploration to which you aspire!

Anne Hughes has exhibited across Canada and the United States, including solo exhibitions at The University Club of Chicago; Perkinson Art Gallery, IL; Homer Watson House and Gallery, ON; Minnetonka Center for the Arts, MN; Prairie Gallery, AB; Galerie de la Ville, QC; McClure Gallery, QC; Kishwaukee College Art Gallery, Wakeley Gallery, IL; Buckham Gallery, MI; Dorval Cultural Centre, QC; Galerie Port-Maurice, QC; The Tarble Arts Center, IL; ZIA Gallery and Epiphany Center for the Arts, Chicago; Art Now and AQUA, in the Art Miami/Basel satellite exhibitions; among others.

She is the recipient of the William B. Bruce Fine Arts European Travel Scholarship from the Canadian-Scandinavian Foundation and a Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation grant. Hughes has been awarded a number of Artist Residency Fellowships including The Millay Colony for the Arts, NY; Ucross Foundation, Wyoming; Ragdale Foundation, IL; Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA and the Anderson Center, MN. Her work can be found in the collections of the Scholl Foundation, Red Wing Hospital, Galesburg Civic Art Center; Alfred Dallaire, Montréal; and private collections in Canada, Switzerland and the United States.

She holds a BFA cum laude from Concordia University, Montréal; MA in Art, Eastern Illinois University; and MFA in Painting, Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
For over twelve years, Hughes has brought artists and collectors together, through her work at ZIA Gallery in Winnetka, IL.

Anne Hughes has served as juror, speaker and curator; lead workshops and critiques; and taught art as an adjunct. She advocates that endless combinations of interests can be pursued through creativity.

About Anne’s art:
Through abstraction, color, and layered imagery, Anne Hughes creates a world of wonder and mystery, allowing both the artist and viewers to embark on an adventure of imaginative connections.

An intuitive approach to process becomes an unpredictable journey through ideas inspired by science, literature, justice, nature and awareness of our roles. Art is meditation. It is a puzzle. It is problem-solving and problem-creating. Art emerges from thought, action and play.

I believe our whole world needs the arts. We hunger for depth, sincerity, and fulfillment. Fostering creativity can help us achieve these goals.
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