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      December 13, 2019

      Friday   5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

      1957 Sheridan Road
      Highland Park, Illinois 60035

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      The Art Center Highland Park Exhibition Opening: Judith Roth: A Life's Work and Ritual & Spirituality

      Judith Roth, revered Chicago artist, loving mother, grandmother aunt, cousin, teacher, and friend, passed away from cancer on February 9, 2019 at the age of 83.

      Judith taught figure drawing and painting for many years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Columbia College IL; the Suburban Fine Arts Center (now The Art Center Highland Park); The Figurative Art League; and the Adler House. Her awards are many including purchase prizes and she received an Illinois Arts Council Project Completion Grant, which led to a one-person show at The Illinois Arts Council. Her prolific career included many exhibitions and her art is held in numerous private and corporate collections. Judith served as president and vice president of the Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art (CWCA) and was an affiliate member of the ARC Gallery. One of her biggest contributions to Chicago was founding the Ravenswood ArtWalk (RAW) to engage her community via the CWCA .She was also appointed to the CTA Brown Line “Arts in Transit” panel and honored by the Ravenswood Community Council “in recognition and appreciation for outstanding dedication and service to the Ravenswood Community”.

      TACHP is honored to partner with the Roth family to exhibit the Judith Roth retrospective.
      “Her breathtaking artwork is a tribute to her amazing ability to absorb the beauty, passion, and color of life.”
      As a society we often focus on ‘difference’; this is a trend we’ve seen increase over the past few years at an alarming rate. TACHP is looking for art that reflects the commonality between all cultures when viewed through the lens of ‘ritual and spirituality’. This might include ordinary objects, motifs, symbols and metaphors that symbolize the topics as well. For an example: we find commonality in movements during prayer, sips of wine, lighting candles, and community service. This exhibit may serve to show that beyond ‘religion’, sect, theism of any type (including ‘anti-’) there is more similarity than difference, more that unites than separates,

      TACHP is searching for artwork that explores the complexity and beauty of the topics between peoples and cultures throughout the world. This is not an exhibit about religion but rather an exploration of the common thread between our beliefs and actions.

      Guest Juror: Gabriela Leyva was born is Mexico City, and she moved to Chicago in 2012. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Gestalt Psychotherapy. Leyva, currently mixing her passion for psychology and art, helps her clients to create a renewed image of themselves by revealing through artistic expression their vulnerabilities, fears and virtues.

      Leyva has exhibited her art work at Freeport Art Museum, Koehnline Museum of Art, Illinois Holocaust Museum, and in local venues in international and national exhibitions.

      Cost: Free -

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