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The Little Things Aren’t Little:
The Work of Juliana Purcell Sheehan
March 15-April 26
Re-invent Studio Gallery
Multi-talented emerging artist Juliana Purcell Sheehan of Chicago mounts her first one-woman show at the Re-invent Studio Gallery in an exhibit sure to inspire – and make you smile, too. In fact, one principle part of the show is the culmination of Sheehan’s one-year installation art project called “5 Thousand Smiles”. In it, she showcases positive smile-inducing statements collected from her followers on social media over the past year, connected and integrated with artistic flair on the gallery walls.
“I do a lot of different forms of art, but the common theme is that each of them is a story – some light, some challenged, but all with something positive to impart in the end,” said Sheehan.
The artist has faced more than a few major life challenges in her 26 years, and her art is an expression of a life philosophy that has grown from those experiences.
“My biggest message is that the little things aren’t little at all. They are everything. They are the positive flow in life, and my art honors those things whenever possible,” explained Sheehan.
The exhibit will showcase Sheehan’s diverse talents in painting, drawing, photography and other art forms. Pieces large and small will be exhibited for sale – from large abstract paintings, to detailed portraits and other drawings, to the debut of a new season of Sheehan’s unique photo and art notecards, always in high demand in the Re-invent gift store.
Said Re-invent co-owner Kristin Mikrut, “Juliana has really come into her own as an artist and entrepreneur both.”
The Opening Reception for the show is Saturday, March 15, from 6-9pm. Freewill donation. The public exhibit runs through April 26, open Mondays through Saturdays.
Sheehan is a 2006 LFHS graduate and her mother, Susan Sheehan, resides in Lake Bluff.
Concluded gallery co-owner Cecilia Lanyon, “We are so proud that Juliana is debuting her first one-woman show in the Studio Gallery. Seeing her works evolve in her studio here, makes it even more meaningful to us.”
Re-invent, a gallery, artisans’ shop and studio, is located at 202 E Wisconsin Avenue, Lake Forest, IL. Visit reinventlf.com for details.