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John Almquist Gallery

The John Almquist Gallery is a professional exhibition space on the North Shore campus. The gallery hosts three shows per year that feature the work of regional professional artists. The gallery strives to share a diverse selection of art forms. Members of the surrounding Chicagoland community are invited to attend opening receptions, visit exhibits and become familiar with this rich aesthetic resource at our school. The space is a unique teaching tool that enhances North Shore's JK-12 visual art curriculum. Students explore the exhibits and often have opportunities to meet and speak with exhibiting artists during the academic day. As a cultural force the John Almquist Gallery broadens an individual's understanding of art and affords an invitation to heighten one's global perspective.
Gallery Exhibits
"Process 4"
February 1, 2016 -- The Almquist Gallery presents Process 4. This exhibit offers a glimpse into the studio processes of North Shore's visual art faculty. The exhibit illuminates the intersection of their individual art making and teaching roles.
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"Threads of Resistance : Chilean Arpilleras"
October 2, 2015 - The Almquist Gallery presents, "Threads of Resistance : Chilean Arpilleras," Marjorie Agosin's arpillera collection. Marjorie is a Chilean-born American poet, writer, human rights activist and professor at Wellesley College.

"We Are Stars"
March 13, 2015 -- The Almquist Gallery presents "We Are Stars," curated by Lower School Art Teacher Montserrat Alsina, highlights works by artists of Esperanza Community Services.

"Art and the Prison State"
January 16, 2015 -- The Almquist Gallery presents "Art and the Prison State," highlighting local artists' responses and expressions of many pertinent questions surrounding our nation's prison-industrial complex.

"Community Creatives"
October 10, 2014 -- The Almquist Gallery presents "Community Creatives," a celebration of imaginative objects crafted by North Shore Country Day School faculty & staff.

"Reclaimed Realities"
March 14, 2014 -- The Almquist Gallery presents the art exhibit opening "Reclaimed Realities" featuring works by Marci Rubin and Betsy van Die.

"SPATIAL intimacy"
January 17, 2014 -- The Almquist Gallery hosted the art exhibit opening "Spatial Intimacy" by Chicago artists Veronica Bruce and Madison Zalopany.
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"Little Mirrors"
October 4, 2013 -- The Almquist Gallery hosted the art exhibit opening "Little Mirrors: Collages and visual narratives" featuring works of Julie Nauman-Mikulski.
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"Student Mail Art"
April 26, 2013 -- The Almquist Gallery hosted the art exhibit opening "SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED: Student Mail Art @60093," featuring the work of Middle and Upper Students.
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"Inward Out"
January 18, 2013 -- The Almquist Gallery hosted the art exhibit opening "Inward Out," featuring the work of Linda Robinson Gordon and Keith Sklar.
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"DanO: A Retrospective"
September 14, 2012 -- The Almquist Gallery hosted the art exhibit opening "DanO: A Retrospective of Illustration."
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March 16, 2012 -- Calling all artists! Enter by February 24 to be a part of the Art Ajar exhibit to benefit the Northfield Food Pantry.
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Almquist Gallery Exhibit: "Chicago Types . . ."
January 13, 2012 -- The Almquist Gallery will host the art exhibit opening "Chicago Types: Modern, Traditional and Avant-Garde Typographic Design from The City That Works."
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Almquist Gallery Exhibit: "Clockenspiel"
December 8, 2011 -- Creators purchased clockwork kits for $10 and were given one month to make a clock structure using found objects or original art. Gallery visitors bid on their favorite clocks through a silent auction. More than $1,700 was raised which will be used to purchase art supplies for our partner schools in Oaxaca, Mexico and Moshi, Tanzania.

Almquist Gallery Exhibit: "Intersection"
September 23, 2011 -- The exhibit features the work of North Shore faculty artists: Montserrat Alsina, Becky Flory, Alex Gutierrez, Jackie Melissas, Kate Puccia and Mary Wagner.
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Almquist Gallery Exhibit: "People and Places"
April 8, 2011 -- The Almquist Gallery will host an art opening for "People and Places" by Sandra Holubow and Judith Roth. The show will run through May 20.
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Almquist Galley Exhibit: "Our Neighbors . . . "
January 11, 2011 -- The Almquist Gallery will host an art opening for “Our Neighbors-Ourselves/Ourselves-Our Neighbors” by Bert Menco and Michelle Stone. The show will run through February 25.

Almquist Gallery Opening: "Shared Visions: . . . "
October 1, 2010 -- The gallery opening for the exhibit "Shared Visions: Collaborative Work of the Chicago Art Salon" will be held Friday in the Almquist Gallery. The exhibit features the work of Atkas, Blietz, Coulson, Honey, Lloyd, Potocki and Sindler.

Almquist Gallery Exhibit: "Strata: A Glimpse Into South Chicago"
March 12, 2010 -- Almquist Gallery opening of "Strata: A Glimpse Into South Chicago" featuring the work of Duk Ju, John Salhus and Gabriel Villa.

Almquist Gallery Exhibit: "Beautiful Beasts"
January 8, 2009 -- From January 16 until February 27, North Shore will show an art exhibit titled "Beautiful Beasts: Artwork by Brent Houston, Ross Martens and Darren Oberto" in the Almquist Gallery on campus, 310 Green Bay Road in Winnetka.

Almquist Gallery Exhibit: "Two Generations of Chicago Artists"
March 13, 2009 -- North Shore is hosting an art exhibit, "Eleanor and John Himmelfarb: Two Generations of Chicago Artists," in the Almquist Gallery.

Almquist Gallery Exhibit: "SIX"
September 19, 2008 -- Join us for the "SIX" gallery opening and enjoy works from Alex Gutierrez, Mary Wagner, Jackie Melissas, Kate Puccia, Anna Nardulli and Becky Flory.

Artist-in-Residence: Bob Royston Gallery Opening
October 28, 2008 -- Parents, students, faculty and friends are invited to attend a gallery opening featuring the work of British Artist-in-Residence Bob Royston in the Atrium Gallery of the Conant Science Center.

Almquist Gallery Exhibit: "Mining Diamonds"
January 9, 2007 -- "Mining Diamonds" will open Friday in the North Shore Country Day School Almquist Gallery. The exhibit will display paintings done by artists Barbara Fitzpatrick, Mark Krisco and Levi Smith.

Almquist Gallery Opening: "Art Building Community"
January 20, 2006 -- An invitational art exhibition features work by artists/teachers from the North Shore Art League and North Shore Country Day School.
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Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9-3 or by appointment, 847.446.0674

Weekday gallery visitors are required to check-in at Reception in the Upper School.

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