Previously Shown Artists
Holly Hutto Bio:
Holly’s recent paintings and painted assemblage sculptures are done in an illustrative painterly style. Each influenced by worlds folktales and mythology, capturing the dreamlike quality of the stories that have shaped the psyche of our world. Holly is inspired by the commonalities in the stories that people around the world have shared throughout history – and the ability for these stories to speak to us abstractly, on a subconscious level. Using repurposed boxes, wood, and cardboard, she has crafted and painted imagery related to these stories, interpreting the symbols of the archetypes through her art.
Emmy Savage Bio:
Writer and painter, Emmy Savage recently moved to Chicago after spending nine years in South Central Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. While there she began writing about the landscape and in 2022 published a book on hiking as spiritual practice. In her paintings, she continues to explore how we experience the transformative effect of the natural world as she responds with color and gesture to things so elemental as trees and water. Emmy holds an MA degree from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and an MFA degree from the University of Iowa.
Jon Hartmann Bio:
Jon is an unorthodox thinker, and it shows in his artwork. His method is simple: “Shut off your brain, grab a paintbrush, and let your unconscious mind show you what it will.” His main goal is to seek deeper knowledge of everything he encounters. His main sources of influence are Carl Gustav Jung, Mircea Eliade, Joseph Campbell and Alan Watts. He is a lifelong resident of Chicago, calling Jefferson Park home for the last 20 years. Jon is naturally curious and willing to test boundaries. How you react is up to you.
Tim Souers Bio:
Tim was an art director for over 30 years. Did thousands of storyboards, hundreds of commercials. That may sound irrelevant, but it involved lots of art, and just as importantly, telling stories. Tim likes to tell stories in watercolors, too. Paintings with characters, emotion, some humor… with the love of layering of transparent colors, the wild things that happen with wet paint, and capturing a feeling or emotion with those things. Tim paints what he loves - plants and animals, landscapes and portraits. And of course, baseball. There are stories, some simple and some complex, to uncover in all these things.