your routine one Friday a month and attend the First Friday Art Show at
Lakeside Legacy Foundation in Crystal Lake, IL. The public is invited to enjoy
a fabulous time at the Dole Mansion and Arts Park on Friday, September 6th from
5pm-8pm at 401 Country Club Road in Crystal Lake, IL. The art show
encourages guests to view art, mingle with the artists, enjoy music, explore
the Dole Mansion, all while enjoying light appetizers and a cash bar. First Friday's
are free to attend and donations to the foundation are appreciated. The First
Friday art shows are also family friendly.
The September 6th Exhibit is titled 'Visage: Out of the
Ordinary Portraits'. The September exhibit
is a showcase of 14 artists. The exhibit features many artistic mediums
including photography, mixed media, sculpture, and oils. View the talents of
these artists and experience the diversity in how a person’s face can tell
unique stories. The artists in this exhibit submitted an artist application and
submissions juried to be accepted into the showcase.
Featuring the work of 14 artists, the ‘Visage’ exhibit will take viewers on a
journey through portraits. One of the exhibiting artists is Ginnie Lang and her
artist statement included a quote from Garret Habbard stating,
“…photojournalism is…more than a photograph. Photojournalism is a relationship,
a catalyst for change, and it is ever changing yet still the same. Great visual
storytelling can hit us in the heart and leave an indelible mark.” Ginnie Lang
said, “One of my most sincere ambitions is to see my photography used to change
lives.” Lang partnered with International Aid Services (www.ias-america.org), a non-profit
organization dedicated to empowering the world through micro-lending, as well
as other types of humanitarian assistance. Under IAS’s banner, she had the
opportunity to visit Ghana, documenting the positive impacts through the work
of IAS in the region. Her images in the September 6th art show at
Lakeside reflects stories of hope, betterment and triumph over appalling
circumstances. Through local partnerships and the IAS micro-loans, the people
she photographed in Ghana are experiencing an increase in quality of life. They
are now able to provide better housing and food for their families, can
purchase mandatory uniforms for their school aged children, allowing them to
attend school, and grow their respective businesses.
Lang said, “My passion for photography has evolved over the years into an
attempt to capture the essence of a subject’s soul in the fraction of time it
takes for the shutter to snap. I strive to capture images that will awaken in
all of us the desire to reach outside ourselves and extend a hand.” Lang’s powerful
mini-exhibit is just one of the 14 remarkable artists who will share ‘out of
the ordinary portraits’. The public is encouraged to attend this extraordinary
exhibit from 5pm-8pm on September 6th at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
at the Historic Dole Mansion.
For more information about the September 6th art show visit www.lakesidelegacy.org.
Artwork can be viewed Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm through September 20th.
Guests are welcome to take self-guided tours of the galleries. Lakeside Legacy
Foundation is home to the Historic Dole Mansion, Arts Park, and 'the Listening
Room' performance venue. Lakeside is a 501(c)3 charitable organization located
on the shores of Crystal Lake at 401 Country Club Road.