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Backyard Birds: The Works of Artist Catherine Game
January - March 2017

In this series of paintings, artist Catherine Game depicts birds seen in Chicago. She uses homemade paints from sustainably sourced materials such as vegetables, spices, and soils. Although the lines in her drawings appear abstract, they actually represent the bird’s song. Golden spheres float amidst the song noting that species’ high count, as documented by local birders through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s signature citizen science program eBird. Inspired by the nature that surrounds her, Game aims to illustrate the wide diversity of birds found in the city. She hopes to bring visibility to what is often lost in the midst of urban distractions.


Game lives in Chicago, has a B.A. in art and biology, and a Masters of Science focused on environmental behavior, education, communication and the arts.
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Atrium Art Installation - now through early 2017

Minnesota-based, internationally known artist HOTTEA describes his work as “interacting with public spaces non-destructively.” HOTTEA, whose full name is Eric Rieger, has created an original work of art, "Elaine," commissioned by the Library for its beautiful atrium. The work may be viewed during the Library's regular hours, or experienced in a deeper way at our "Sundays With Elaine" events. Details.

Rieger's work has been seen on the streets of Chicago and Minneapolis-Saint Paul, on the stages of New York Fashion Week, at musical experiences like the Eaux Claires Festival and a series of concerts by Bon Iver at the Sydney Opera House, and on the sands of Ala Moana Beach in Honolulu. He has even appeared on Sesame Street and recently worked at Paisley Park to honor the passing of Prince. His work will be on display at the Barrington Area Library through 2016.