The following post was based on a Glenview Park District press release.
The Redfield Estate at The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., will host a solo exhibit of original paintings and sculptures by internationally known Lake County artist Dennis M. Downes.
The exhibit lasts from Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24. As a special feature of the show, there will be a comprehensive Trail Marker Tree exhibit on display based on Downes’ extensive research.
Exhibit hours are from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. on March 21, 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. on March 22, 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. on March 23, and 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on March 24.
Admission and parking are free and refreshments will also be served.
This is The Grove's thirteenth year hosting Downes’ exhibit. The artist has enjoyed a long career in fine art with private and public shows throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. Most recently, Downes was honored as the 2012 Glenbrook North High School Alumni of the Year.
He has received numerous awards and proclamations in recognition of his artistic accomplishments along with research that went into his book, Native American Trail Marker Trees: Marking Paths Through the Wilderness.
His interest in natural history and Native American culture inspired Downes’ body outdoor landscape and wildlife art.
A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Downes’ art pieces will be donated to support The Grove. For more information on the Dennis Downes Solo Art Exhibit, call Carol DiLorenzo at 847-298-0095 or contact the artist at downesstudio.net.