Old Courthouse Arts Center
101 N. Johnson St
Woodstock, IL 60098
FUTURE SO BRIGHT is showcased in the Old Courthouse Arts Center located in Woodstock, IL.
The exhibition examines & celebrates how artists engage with the social changes and
technological innovations of the 20th & 21st centuries.
AMERICAN ICON by ARICA HILTON
AMERICAN ICON, 2016, oil & mixed media collage on canvas, 72" x 144" (183 x 366 cm)
American Icon examines the world's perception of America. It combines quintessential American imagery to create a
depiction of this nation as seen through the eyes of the world. From the Founding Fathers to Facebook, Cowboys and
Wild West, Mickey Mouse to Marilyn Monroe, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Skyscrapers, the First Women's Rights Movement and the First Man on the Moon.
America is seen as the
Golden Door of Opportunity
. Throughout much of the
nation's history, citizens of other countries have marveled at the prospect of
American freedom and opportunity. They left their homelands in pursuit of stability and brighter futures for their families. These immigrants have shaped American development and have characterized the nation as an amalgamation of cultures and traditions.
pays tribute to the people, innovations, and imaginations that have shaped this nation's history.
The exhibit will be in the Old Courthouse Arts Center, located on Woodstock's historic square, NW of Chicago.
You may recognize the square from the film Groundhog Day.
This is a national exhibition with national and international guest artists. Some of the work featured will be interactive and technology-based Artwork created using traditional mediums, which express a modern theme are included also. The show includes museum exhibiting, mid-career & emerging artists.
The exhibition is open January 30 - Feb 27.
Opening Night: Saturday, January 30, 6-9 pm
*Admission is free.
*Complimentary food will be served and a cash bar will be available to purchase drinks.