Wilmette Arts Guild

Wilmette Arts Guild The Wilmette Arts Guild encourages, supports and promotes the development of the visual arts in a welcoming spirit of creative community.

05/23/2016

This video was filmed by Thaddeus Tripp Ressler in the mountains near Zacatlan, Mexico

05/12/2016
05/26/2015

This miniature appears in a nineteenth-century manuscript of Firdausī's Shāhnāma (Book of Kings), the Persian national epic. Firdausī wrote the epic—in some 50,000 couplets—between 980 and 1010.

He tells the story of the mythical Persian king Feraydun, who had three sons, Salm, Tur, and Iraj. He divided the world into three parts, prudently giving Persia and the lands of the Arabs to Iraj, his youngest and wisest son. Tur and Salm were displeased and plotted against their brother.

Iraj was willing to hand over the crown, but the enraged Tur broke his throne over Iraj's head, pulled a dagger from his boot and killed him. Examine this manuscript up close online: bit.ly/1EudlCn

05/26/2015

Squirrels were popular pets in England as early as the 14th century. Hans Holbein the Younger probably painted this picture during his first visit to England in 1526-8. The sitter is likely to be Anne Lovell, whose family showed squirrels on their coat of arms: http://bit.ly/1S7c51g

05/26/2015

In honor of Memorial Day, view Daniel Chester French’s “Mourning Victory from the Melvin Memorial.” The artist received a commission from James C. Melvin, a Boston businessman, to design this war monument honoring his three brothers who had died in the Civil War. http://met.org/1JAM7Qa

Daniel Chester French (American,1850–1931) | Mourning Victory from the Melvin Memorial | 1906–8, carved 1912–15

05/26/2015

Keeping actively bilingual makes our brains more efficient at relaying information, writes Christos Pliatsikas.

05/26/2015

The Brooklyn Bridge opened on this day in 1883.

Featured Artwork of the Day: A. Major (Publisher, American) | Bird's-Eye View of the Great New York and Brooklyn Bridge, and Grand Display of Fireworks on Opening Night...May 24, 1883 | 1883 http://met.org/1Po3sRg

Artists of Zacatlán, Mexico
06/24/2014

Artists of Zacatlán, Mexico

These photos were taken in May 2014 of some of the many talented local Artists in Zacatlán, Mexico.  The Wilmette Arts G...
06/24/2014

These photos were taken in May 2014 of some of the many talented local Artists in Zacatlán, Mexico. The Wilmette Arts Guild is preparing a program to send some of our talented artist to The Sierra Norte de Puebla. Perhaps some of these talented Mexican artists will visit us in Chicago.

W.A.G. Members in Las Cruces, NM. Showing the students the art of the Nahuatl culture on a Dick W. Davis Cultural Preser...
04/24/2014

W.A.G. Members in Las Cruces, NM. Showing the students the art of the Nahuatl culture on a Dick W. Davis Cultural Preservation Grant, sponsored by the 20th Annual Border Book Festival.

We flew from Chicago to San Francisco, CA and then up to the Napa Valley. (With Mary Carmen, Miguel, Pedro Martin, Mimik...
12/30/2013

We flew from Chicago to San Francisco, CA and then up to the Napa Valley. (With Mary Carmen, Miguel, Pedro Martin, Mimika Papavasiliou and Julie Ressler

Miguel Díaz Guerrero's Painting were on exhibit at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts.   All photos by Fred Fago.
12/30/2013

Miguel Díaz Guerrero's Painting were on exhibit at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. All photos by Fred Fago.

Our Mexican visitors, Mary Carmen Olvera Trejo, Miguel Díaz Guerrero and Pedro Martín Concepción, came complete with Nah...
12/30/2013

Our Mexican visitors, Mary Carmen Olvera Trejo, Miguel Díaz Guerrero and Pedro Martín Concepción, came complete with Nahuatl costuming which visitors to the Botanic Gardens thoroughly enjoyed. Many tried on the Nahuatl Queen costumes.

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