Reception for women artists March 10
Updated: April 3, 2013 6:57PM
OAK PARK — A reception for the four women artists in the March exhibit “Facades” will be 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the art gallery of the main Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.
See the work of Maura Checconi Crubellati, Nancy Wisti Grayson, Ann Primack and Marcia Palazzolo through the end of March. Each artist uses her own medium, experiences and interpretation to create work for this show.
The exhibit is open seven days a week during regular library hours. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
Maura Checconi Crubellati was born in Genoa, Italy. She studied painting conservation in Rome, at Istituto Centrale per il Restauro. She ran her private practice in art conservation for 15 years before moving to Chicago in 2007. She devoted all her professional life to art conservation, working for museums, churches and private collectors. She painted in her spare time, taking classes both in Italy and Chicago. She’s a member of the Oak Park Art League.
Marcia Palazzolo, a lifelong resident of Oak Park, attended Oak Park-River Forest High School and the University of Illinois. She received a master’s degree in photography from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology and since 1980 has taught photography at Dominican University, Concordia University and Elmhurst College.
Ann Primack lives in Oak Park and teaches at the Oak Park Art League and the Senior Citizens Center of Oak Park and River Forest. Her work is exhibited at the State of llinois Building gift shop, Gallery Pink and elsewhere. She studied art and ceramics at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, the Appalachian Center for the Crafts, Smithville, Tenn., and the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Nancy Wisti Grayson, a Detroit native, earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in painting from Wayne State University in Detroit. Grayson also attended the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Arts in San Domenico, Italy. In 2008, she had a residency at Palazzo Rinaldi, in Italy. Her work has been in exhibitions as well as private and public collections in the United States and Europe.