Stephanie Rose Bird’s art work will be on display at the North Riverside Luxury 6, located at 7501 West Cermak Road in North Riverside, IL, throughout the month of February. The display will showcase Bird’s beautiful work of nature and landscape.
Bird is an artist and arts educator with a passion for the natural world and plants in particular. “What intrigues me so about plants and the land is the energy and power they have over us all,” Bird says. “They shape and mold us, whether we are aware of this power of not. I make a deliberate attempt to convey the power and wonder of nature in my paintings and drawings, inviting the viewer to take a closer look.”
Bird began working as an artist focused on the landscape. Later, she began painting the local fields and barns of Salem County, New Jersey. “Then I turned inward to still life, utilizing the tomatoes and eggplants that give New Jersey its name, the Garden State. I found a subject matter that continues to stimulate my imagination,” she says. Bird utilizes a variety of different materials to explore her subjects including sumi-ink, India ink, oil pastels, chalk pastels, conte crayons, aquarelle pencils, oil and acrylic paint.
Bird has an impressive background as an educator, serving as an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She offers workshops nationally including at Chicago Botanic Garden and Garfield Conservatory. She taught at the Illinois Institute of Art, Grace Lutheran School and the Chicago Music and Performing Arts Foundation. Her work has been widely exhibited including the University of Illinois, Chicago; the African American Cultural Center; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago State College; Prairie State College and Northern Illinois University.
The theatre has featured one or multiple artists for most of the months during 2016. See a movie and check out some talented local artists. For more information about the art display, please contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.