Aug 20th 2022

Darrell Roberts – Meet Me in the Garden: Community art making, Saturday, August 20, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join artist Darrell Roberts and curator Camille Silverman in the Sculpture Garden at Riverside Arts Center for an impromptu community art making session. All ages welcome.

We will draw from nature while incorporating the current installation’s forms and colors inhabiting the outdoor space at Riverside Arts Center.

Bring your favorite art materials, a sketchbook or paper with a drawing board. It will be a playful interaction where participants can work directly into the installation, move works around and create their own compositions.

This event coincides with Darrell Roberts’ solo exhibition, “Endless” in the Sculpture Garden, on view through October 29, 2022.

*Note the galleries are closed for the month of August.

Artist Talk: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 2:00 PM

In-person and via zoom

Pumpkin Carving and Painting: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Exhibition Dates: July 10 – October 29, 2022

Darrell Roberts is best known for his abstractions full of color and texture. His paintings have been exhibited internationally in Spain, China, India and throughout the United States where he is represented by Thomas McCormick Gallery in Chicago. He has received grants from the Dedalus Foundation, George Sugarman Foundation, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Tanne Foundation, Artist Relief Grant, DCASE Creative Workers Assistance Grant, and Back to Work City of Chicago Grant

Roberts completed his BFA and MFA at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, holds a BA in Art History from the University of Northern Iowa, participated in the Leon Levy Expedition in Ashkelon, Israel for archaeology, and has participated in artist residencies in Johnson; Vermont, Delhi; India, Kushtia; Bangladesh, Beijing; China and Cadiz, Spain.

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