Nov 13th 2022

Shilin Hora: The Art of Seeing Artist Reception

@ Riverside Arts Center Town Hall Gallery

27 Riverside Rd, Riverside, IL 60546

Opening Sunday, November 13th, from 3PM - 6PM

On view through Thursday, December 29th

The Riverside Arts Center is pleased to present the art of local resident Shilin Hora at the Riverside Town Hall Gallery. Hora’s multi-media art explores her interests in nature, ecology, and place. Her constructions composed with prints, seed, plants, and other natural and found objects express the stories and collections of specific locations as they relate to people and the environment.

As with all Riverside Arts Center’s exhibitions, the artworks are available for purchase. In honor of the Bicentennial of Frederick Law Olmsted, sales from two of the artworks’ proceeds will go to fund Riverside’s Frederick Law Olmsted Society – Olmsted Collection 1 and Olmsted Collection 2.

Please join us for a reception with the artist on Sunday, November 13th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. The Riverside Town Hall is located a short block away from the Riverside Arts Center. Refreshments will be served in RAC’s sculpture garden.

Artist Reception: Sunday, November 13, 2022 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Exhibition Dates: October 6 – December 29, 2022

Riverside Town Hall: 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, Illinois

Viewing Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Fridays 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Closed Holidays

Artist Statement
I explore ideas about our relationship to place and the natural environment through installations, prints, and sculpture. My art is widely known for Botanical Boxes, sculptural works inspired by natural history museum displays, and 19th century Wardian cases used by botanists to import foreign plant species to Europe. Seeds are dried, arranged, and placed behind glass, emphasizing their unique inherent qualities. I have strict commitments to conservation and sustainability, utilizing repurposed and reclaimed materials to house seed collections, becoming part of a larger ecological narrative.


Shilin Hora is a local artist whose art involves the environment and community engagement. Her exhibitions include a collaboration with the Frederick Law Olmsted Society at the Riverside Public Library, Aquinas College Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL, and Redpath Museum, Montréal, QC. She has held workshops at the Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL, Land Conservancy of West Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI, and McGill Université, Montréal, QC. Hora’s art has been covered by and Grand Valley State University. She received a BFA from Grand Valley State University, Michigan and completed courses toward an MFA at Kendall College of Art and Design.


The Village Town Hall is located half a block from the Riverside Arts Center at 27 Riverside Road in Riverside, Illinois. It is open to walk-in visitors Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and major holidays

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