WAUKEGAN, Ill. (June 17, 2015) — Waukegan Tire & Supply Co. Inc. is collaborating with the Dandelion Gallery in Waukegan to showcase the Waukegan Tire Art Collective, a “fun and innovative” art exhibit being displayed at the gallery June 20 through July 18, Waukegan Tire said.
Artists from Dandelion Gallery and other local community artists will show their creations made using a wide variety of medium and techniques, Waukegan Tire said, including using reclaimed or repurposed materials provided by Waukegan Tire.
For example, artist Lorinda Murphy has made one of her signature guitars titled “CARtune” utilizing all automotive parts. Noreen Cashman has created two colorful chairs made from hubcabs. Gary Goza's colored pencil drawing “The Collection” illustrates 36 cars on tan paper and is designed to appear three-dimensional.
Additional featured artists include: Carolyn Abramofsky, Sandra Bacon, Tom Bartlett, Noreen Cashman, Leisa Corbett, Gary Goza II, Frank Fitzgerald, John Kirkpatrick, Maggie Schwarz Kraus, Lezlie Lenz, Lorinda Murphy, Mary Neely, Bob Nonnemacher, Peggy Raasch, Susan Schneider, Brent Schultz, Roger Shule, Rose Staben, Rebecca Stahr and more.
The community is invited to attend a special opening reception on June 20 from 5-9 p.m. Waukegan Tire said admission to the event is free and includes complimentary refreshments.
“We are humbled Dandelion Gallery asked us to collaborate on this project, and are proud of Waukegan Tire's long-time commitment to the community including support of the arts,” said Jerry Nerheim, Waukegan Tire founder and CEO.
“The arts are a powerful way to transform communities and we are excited to see all the great things happening right here in Waukegan.”